Lancia Musa

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Lancia Musa
Lancia Musa front 20080424.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Lancia
Production 2004–2012[1]
Assembly Mirafiori plant, Turin, Italy
Body and chassis
Class Mini MPV
Body style 5-door MPV
Layout FF layout
Related Fiat Idea
Fiat Punto
Lancia Ypsilon
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 8v FIRE
1.4 16v FIRE
1.3 16v Multijet Diesel
1.6 16v Multijet Diesel
1.9 16v Multijet Diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
5-speed D.F.N
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,508 mm (98.7 in)
Length 3,990 mm (157.1 in)
4,040 mm (159.1 in) (facelift 2007)
Width 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Height 1,660 mm (65.4 in)

The Lancia Musa (Type 350) is a luxury mini MPV marketed by Lancia, the premium marque of Italian automaker Fiat. It is largely based on the Fiat Idea, with which it shares most of the components, but is differentiated by different front and rear ends, as well as interior elements and equipment. Both the Idea and the Musa have been in production since 2004 and are based on the Project 188 platform, originally used for the second-generation Fiat Punto. The Musa has been a sales success for Lancia with it outselling the Fiat Idea by some margin, particularly in its home market.

History[edit]

The Musa was unveiled in the 2004 Geneva Motor Show with customer deliveries beginning in Europe in October of the same year. The Musa's front and rear end styling is visually very similar to that of the technically related Lancia Ypsilon, with which it shares the headlights.[2] The interior is appointed in luxurious materials, such as Alcantara or leather (dependent on specification), as well as chrome details. The Musa is not offered with the base 1.2 engine from the Idea, but features an interesting option of Dolce Far Niente (D.F.N.) semi-automatic transmissions for all engines except the 8-valve version of the 1.4 FIRE.[3]

Evolution[edit]

The Musa's evolution is available from October 2007 in Lancia dealers, with larger boot and the new Lancia logo, bigger and clear; innovative optionals as the Blue&Me (available bluetooth telephone connection and USB port for mp3 files), new body colours and equipment and a VIP treatment. In 2008 for Italian market Lancia introduce the new EcoChic version with 1.4 Fire 8v dual power (LPG and petrol) engine. In 2009 Lancia introduced the Stop&Start with the new 1.4 Fire 16v engine and the new 1.2 Multijet II Euro 5 version with 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp).

Engines[edit]

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Years
1.4 8V straight-4 1368 cc 78 PS (57 kW; 77 hp) @ 5800 rpm 115 N·m (85 lb·ft) @ 3000 rpm from 2005
1.4 16V straight-4 1368 cc 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) @ 5800 rpm 115 N·m (85 lb·ft) @ 4500 rpm
1.3 Multijet 16V straight-4 1248 cc 70 PS (51 kW; 69 hp) @ 4000 rpm 180 N·m (130 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm
1.3 Multijet 16V straight-4 1248 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @ 4000 rpm 200 N·m (150 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm from 2006
1.6 Multijet 16V straight-4 1598 cc 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp) @ 4000 rpm 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) @ 1500 rpm from 2008
1.9 Multijet 8V straight-4 1910 cc 101 PS (74 kW; 100 hp) @ 4000 rpm 259 N·m (191 lb·ft) @ 1750 rpm 2004–2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mirafiori closed temporarily, Lancia Musa out of production". autoedizione.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Lancia Musa". The Lancia pages @www.CarsfromItaly.com. Archived from the original on 2005-03-24. Retrieved 2006-10-12.  - accessed via the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Lancia Musa MPV". Global Auto Index. Retrieved 2006-10-12. 

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