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Lancia Fulvia Car Has A History Of Automotive Innovations

This article is about car manufacturing company that begins in 1906. Lancia had a record of continuously developing cars with new technologies and innovations that couldn’t even be imagined by others. They had the first production V6 and the first electrical system in a car. The innovations did not end there. They had the first rear mounted transaxles, and the De Dion rear axles. These were innovations that were installed first on the Lancias. The founder of the company was Vincenzo Lancia.

About this company

History shows that Lancia was unable to market their innovations which were really amazing for the time. The car buying public had no idea then or now what terrific innovative products this special company created.

Lancia Fulvia Heck

How that would compete Alfa Roneo’s Alfas

Lancia and Fiat were the only mass producers in Italy in the early fifties. It was very successful with the Appia model because it was more exclusive, and the quality was better than that of the Fiats. Alfa Romeo had not been a contender in the market because they produced only sports cars. However, Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulietta in fifties, and this car became a serious competitor for the Appia. In the beginning of the sixties Lancia needed a successor for the Appia that could compete with the new Alfas.

They added the new Fluvia to the production line-up. Again the Lancia innovations were implemented when the Fluvia was one of the first cars with front-wheel drive and a flat-engine. The Appia was behind in technological innovations since it had rear-wheel drive and a V4 engine.

Lancia Fulvia Engine

Power behind this car

The new lancia fulvia car became a combination of both cars. It got the front-wheel drive of the Flavia and the V4 engine of the Appia. The technology of the Fulvia engine was entirely different from that of the Appia.  The technology had a lot of comparison with the Flavia, but as a result of changes in the car detail there was not a lot of interchangeability. There were some similarities, and among the striking similarities were the Dunlop-Lancia disk brakes on four wheels and the independent front suspension.

First public appearance of the Fulvia

The Fulvia debuted in 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show. The design was not really exciting as it looked like a box. It was proven to be a very marketable car when the Fiat 124 that was born 2 years later and resembled the Fulvia’s exterior. This car became a great success for Fiat. While the Fiat 124 was becoming the family car in Eastern Europe, Lancia kept producing the Berlina until 1973.

The designers and engineers of Lancia were told in 1962 to develop a new coupe with the condition that they had to use as many parts of the Berlina as possible and that included the floor pan. This was probably the first use of part interchangeability. The designers were also told that the concept would appeal to a large public.

Fulvia 1.3s Series

The Fulvia coupe made its debut at the Turin Motor Show in 1965, and the public loved it.

The fast and famous Fulvia was introduced in 1968 to win races which it did. In 1969, the entire model line-up for the Fulvias got a revision. The third revision was introduced in 1974, and the third series came out in 1974. In 1976, the last Fulvia Coupe was produced and shortly thereafter Fiat bought the company. The storied history of the lancia fulvia had come to an end. Image Source Attribute.

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