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In 1906, Lancia was founded in Turin, Italy by two friends – Fiat racing drivers, Vincenzo Lancia and Claudio Fogolin. The company began by producing the “Tipo 51”, with a small four-cylinder engine. By 1910, it was exporting parts to the United States. It also began manufacturing the Jota series of trucks.
In 1913, Lancia became the first company to introduce a European production car with a full electrical system. In 1922, its Lambda model was the first to use a monocoque chassis, with independent front suspension and a spring and hydraulic damper incorporated in a single unit.
After his death in 1937, Vicenzo Lancia’s wife and son assumed control of the company. Also at about this time, Vittorio Jano, who was already famous for designing some of Alfa Romeo’s leading race cars, joined the company.
Lancia continued introducing a range of industry-leading innovations. In 1948, its Series 3 Ardea was the first production car to include a five-speed gearbox – and in the 1950 Aurelia, Lancia introduced its first full-production V6 engine.
In 1956, the Lancia company was sold to the Pesenti family.
Lancia’s continued emphasis on innovation and high quality meant that many of its vehicles were handmade, and high production costs began to translate into financial losses. Due to financial pressures, the company was sold to Fiat in 1969. However, Fiat continued production of new Lancia models, such as the Stratos, Gamma and Beta.
From the 1970s to the early 1990s, Lancia models won a number of World Rally Championships.
In 2007, the Fiat Auto company became Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. At the same time, Lancia Automobiles S.p.A. was formed.
With Fiat merging with Chrysler, rebadged Chrysler models were sold under the Lancia name in Europe. Lancia continued to struggle financially, and it narrowed its focus primarily to the Delta hatchback model and Ypsilon supermini.
At the start of 2014, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat, indicated that Lancia vehicles would no longer be sold outside of Italy. The following year, Lancia’s parent company, Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., became FCA Italy S.p.A.
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