Lancia Beta (van)

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The Lancia Beta "Autocarro" is a small commercial vehicle produced by the Italian company Lancia between 1950 and 1961. It was sold as the Z10 short wheelbase and Z11 long wheelbase model, and a rarer three-axle Z12 version.[1]

The Beta is a forward control layout, and was sold as a van, minibus, ambulance and pickup. In total, 6,700 of all of the versions were produced.[citation needed]


The Beta was launched with an innovative U-shaped four-cylinder engine, with a 1.9 litre (1908 cc) capacity producing 48 bhp (36 kW; 49 PS).

In 1953, a new 2.0 litre (1963 cc) two-cylinder two-stroke engine built under licence from Detroit Diesel was available, producing 42 bhp (31 kW; 43 PS).

Beta 190[edit]

The 190 is a light commercial vehicle with two seats and designed for carrying light goods. It uses a body from coachbuilders Viberti. This version of the vehicle has an engine rated at 35HP and a maximum speed of 52km/h.

The truck had a version with a tilt back for transporting products. It was used for transport in the milk system in north part of Italy.


  1. ^ Bruce, Lindsay (2009). Lancia 70 Years of TrailBlazing. Lindsay Family Trust. p. 212.