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|Also called||Lancia Belna|
17 217 vehicles
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon
|Engine||1,196 cc Lancia V4|
|Wheelbase||265 cm (104.3 in)|
|Kerb weight||850 kg (1,874 lb)|
The Lancia Augusta is a small passenger car produced by Italian car manufacturer Lancia between 1933 and 1936. It made its première at the 1932 Paris Motor Show. The car was powered by a 1196 cc Lancia V4 engine.
During the 1920s, Lancia had been known as producers of sports cars and middle sized sedans: the smaller Augusta represented a departure from that tradition, and contributed to a significant growth in Lancia's unit sales during the 1930s. Nevertheless, in terms of volumes sold, the Augusta was overwhelmed by Fiat's much more aggressively priced 508 Ballila.
Lancia started its French operations on 1 October 1931. At its first factory outside of Italy, at Bonneuil-sur-Marne, Lancia built the Augusta and later Aprilia models, although named them Belna and Ardennes. Approximately 3,000 Augusta/Belna and 1,500 Aprilia/Ardennes were built.
Of the approximately 3,000 Belnas built between 1934 and 1938, 2,500 were saloons and 500 bare chassis.
- Farinelli, Aldo (6 October 1932). "Le nuove creazioni dell'industria italiana al XXVI Salon di Parigi". La Stampa (in Italian). p. 4. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
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