Fiat cancels Lancia's UK return

* Lancia Delta cars due to go on sale in 2009 * Financial concerns cause the cancellation * Lancias not sold in the UK since 1994...

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8 Dec 2008 11:52 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Lancia's return to the UK has been postponed indefinitely.

The company was due to put its Delta on sale here next year, marking the first time that a Lancia would have been sold in the UK since 1994.

However, a statement said: 'Given the current global economic crisis, Fiat Auto has taken the decision to delay the reintroduction of the Lancia brand in right-hand-drive markets beyond 2009.'

The decision is said to be based on fears that the market for the 20,000-plus Delta has been wiped out by the current financial situation.

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