There are few vehicles on the market that rival the New Thema's wealth of features and options. With more than seventy systems installed on the new Lancia, drivers will find no shortage of impressive features that make driving fun and safe like never before. The Thema offers Adaptive Speed Control, which automatically adjusts speeds and applies the brakes to ensure a safe distance and uses a Blind Spot Detection system to signal another car in the driver's blind spot. These safety features are unsurpassed in its market segment.
The Lancia New Thema also features a U-Connect system with the largest touchscreen available at 8.4". Lancia offers two different 6 cylinder engine options, featuring automatic transmissions and rear wheel drive. The Thema is equipped with a power Pentastar V6 3.6 liter gas engine that delivers an impressive 286 horespower. The ZF automatic gearbox features innovative design with 8 speeds to increase efficiency and take off speeds. The engine is also available as a V6 3 liter turbo diesel option with power levels at 190 horsepower or 239 horsepower, depending on options.
The New Thema measures a massive 5084 mm long, 1507 mm high and 1891 mm wide, and features a wheelbase of 3051 mm, but don't mistake its large size for difficult in handling. The distinctive body style features a front end that is instantly recognizable. The grille is anchored by the Lancia logo, flanked on both sides by the iconic horizontal bars winging out from each side in a single classic design. The innovative C shaped headlamps look impressive but they are even more distinct when the xenon LED lights are ablaze. The Lancia New Thema strikes an impressive profile, one that won't easily be ignored.
No review would be complete without mentioning the Thema's notable rear spoiler, with the Lancia logo featured prominently below. Like the classic and instantly recognizable front end, the distinctively designed tail lights and rear spoiler make the New Thema a standout from behind as well. And as a nod to Chrysler's past as a maker of classic muscle cars, the Thema features two chrome plated exhaust pipes peeking out from under the rear.
The interior of the Thema is just as impressive. Lancia has long been known for luxury, and the unsurpassed comfort of the New Thema is no exception. Featuring soft touch materials, leather heated seats, high profile trims and a leather wrapped dashboard, the Thema looks and feels like the very best. The unique dashboard has a 3-D effect, wrapped in a low profile chrome finish and lit by innovative Sapphire Blue back lighting. The newly designed seats include an S shaped spring suspension and four way lumbar adjustment and fully reclining backs. Driver and passenger both have the most comfortable seating available.
When it comes to luxury, innovation, recognition and cutting edge technology, the Lancia New Thema is unsurpassed in its market. Lancia is making a name for itself in the Italian luxury market, and teaming with Chrysler was a bold, smart move.