Lancia Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: In what year was Lancia, the Italian car manufacturer, founded?
A: 1896
B: 1906
C: 1916
D: 1926
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lancia was founded on November 27, 1906, by Fiat racing drivers Vincenzo Lancia and Claudio Fogolin.

2: Which city is home to the headquarters of Lancia?
A: Rome
B: Milan
C: Florence
D: Turin
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Lancia’s headquarters are located in Turin, Italy.

3: Who was the founder of Lancia?
A: Enzo Ferrari
B: Vincenzo Lancia
C: Giovanni Agnelli
D: Ferruccio Lamborghini
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Vincenzo Lancia, along with Claudio Fogolin, founded the company in 1906.

4: Which company is the parent of Lancia as of now?
A: Volkswagen Group
B: Daimler AG
C: Stellantis
D: BMW
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lancia is a subsidiary of Stellantis, formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group.

5: What is the only current product model of Lancia?
A: Delta
B: Stratos
C: Ypsilon
D: Thema
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Lancia Ypsilon is Lancia’s only product still being produced, primarily for the Italian market.

6: In what year did Lancia join Fiat?
A: 1949
B: 1959
C: 1969
D: 1979
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lancia became part of Fiat in October 1969.

7: Lancia is known for its heritage in which motorsport?
A: Formula 1
B: Rallying
C: Endurance Racing
D: Touring Car Racing
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lancia has a strong rallying heritage and has won more Manufacturers’ Championships in the World Rally Championship than any other brand.

8: Which innovative design did Lancia pioneer in the 1922 Lambda model?
A: Turbocharged engine
B: Unibody chassis
C: Dual overhead camshaft
D: Anti-lock braking system
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 1922 Lambda was the first car to utilize a unibody chassis, a significant technological innovation at the time.

9: In World Rally Championship history, which model of Lancia has been most successful?
A: Delta
B: Stratos
C: 037
D: Fulvia
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Lancia Delta is the most successful model in WRC history, securing multiple championships.

10: Who currently serves as the CEO of Lancia?
A: Carlos Tavares
B: John Elkann
C: Luca Napolitano
D: Sergio Marchionne
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Luca Napolitano is the current CEO of Lancia.

11: Lancia introduced the first production car with a 5-speed gearbox in which model?
A: Beta
B: Fulvia
C: Aurelia
D: Ardea
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The first production car fitted with a 5-speed gearbox was the Series 3 Ardea in 1948.

12: What was unique about the 1913 Lancia Theta?
A: It had a supercharger
B: It featured a complete electrical system as standard
C: It used a rotary engine
D: It was the first all-wheel-drive car
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 1913 Lancia Theta was the first European production car to feature a complete electrical system as standard equipment.

13: What happened to the rebadged Lancia products after 2015 in the United Kingdom and Ireland?
A: They were sold as Fiats
B: They continued as Lancias
C: They were discontinued
D: They were sold as Alfa Romeos
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The rebadged Lancias sold as Chryslers were no longer offered after 2015 due to declining sales.

14: The newly merged company Stellantis plans to revive which iconic Lancia model range by 2024?
A: Aurelia
B: Stratos
C: Delta
D: Flavia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Stellantis plans to revive the Lancia Delta along with other new premium models.

15: What technological feature did the Aurelia introduce to the automotive world in 1950?
A: First turbocharged engine
B: First V6 engine
C: First dual-clutch transmission
D: First modern infotainment system
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Aurelia was the first series-production car to use a V6 engine.

16: What did Lancia’s “Pu+Ra” design language, introduced in 2022, aim to combine?
A: Luxury and Off-road
B: Organic lines and Geometric shapes
C: Speed and Efficiency
D: Classic and Modern
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Pu+Ra design language blends organic lines with geometric shapes, drawing inspiration from historic Lancia models.

17: Who was responsible for taking over Lancia after Vincenzo Lancia’s death in 1937?
A: His brother
B: Carlo Pesenti
C: His wife Adele and son Gianni
D: Enzo Ferrari
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: After Vincenzo Lancia’s death, his wife Adele and son Gianni took over control of the company.

18: Which year recorded the lowest production output for Lancia between 1990 and 2023?
A: 2000
B: 2015
C: 2018
D: 2022
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The lowest recorded production output was in 2022 with just 40,991 units.

19: In what year did Fiat acquire a stake in Chrysler, leading to the introduction of rebadged Chrysler products under the Lancia brand?
A: 2007
B: 2009
C: 2011
D: 2013
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Fiat acquired a stake in Chrysler in 2009 which led to the rebadging of Chrysler products as Lancias for the European market.

20: Lancia vehicles were notorious for which issue in the UK during the 1980s?
A: Engine failures
B: Corrosion problems
C: Transmission issues
D: Electrical failures
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In the 1980s, Lancia’s reputation in the UK suffered due to severe corrosion problems in the Lancia Beta models.

21: Who co-founded Lancia alongside Vincenzo Lancia?
A: Carlo Biscaretti
B: Ettore Bugatti
C: Enzo Ferrari
D: Claudio Fogolin
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Vincenzo Lancia co-founded the company with his friend Claudio Fogolin, both Fiat racing drivers.

22: Which feature was first introduced by Lancia in the Aurelia model?
A: Supercharger
B: Rear transaxle
C: All-wheel-drive system
D: Turbocharged engine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Lancia Aurelia introduced the rear transaxle to improve weight distribution and handling.

23: What is the main reason Lancia’s production costs were historically high?
A: High material costs
B: Complex constructions and hand-made processes
C: Expensive labor
D: Frequent design changes
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lancia’s fixation on quality, complex construction processes, and antiquated machinery led to high production costs.

24: What was Lancia’s flagship model in the premium 5-door supermini category as of 2024?
A: Flavia
B: Stratos
C: Delta
D: Ypsilon
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Ypsilon is the flagship model in Lancia’s premium 5-door supermini category as of 2024.

25: Lancia’s D50 car was associated with which major motorsport?
A: Formula One
B: Le Mans
C: IndyCar
D: NASCAR
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Lancia D50 was a Formula One car, introduced in the mid-1950s.

26: What notable engine configuration did Lancia introduce for the first time ever in a production car?
A: Wankel rotary engine
B: Boxer engine
C: V6 engine
D: Flat-four engine
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lancia introduced the first V6 engine in the 1950 Aurelia.

27: The collaboration between Lancia and what other automaker led to the Saab 600?
A: Mercedes-Benz
B: BMW
C: Saab
D: Volvo
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The collaboration between Lancia and Saab resulted in the Lancia Delta being marketed as the Saab 600 in Sweden.

28: Which Lancia model was sold as the Chrysler Ypsilon in the UK and Ireland?
A: Aurelia
B: Flavia
C: Delta
D: Ypsilon
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Lancia Ypsilon was sold as the Chrysler Ypsilon in the UK and Ireland markets.

29: What unique suspension system did the Lancia Lambda feature?
A: Adaptive damping
B: Air suspension
C: Sliding Pillar independent front suspension
D: Magnetic ride control
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Lancia Lambda featured the ‘Sliding Pillar’ independent front suspension, incorporating the spring and damper into a single unit.

30: The Lancia Pu+Ra HPE Concept was unveiled in which city?
A: Berlin
B: Milan
C: Paris
D: London
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Lancia Pu+Ra HPE Concept was unveiled in Milan on April 15, 2023, as part of the brand’s renaissance strategy.

31: What production milestone did the Lancia Beta achieve during the 1907-1908 period?
A: First European car with ABS
B: It was sold under the name “Alfa”
C: First car to have a turbocharger
D: It popularized automatic transmission
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The first Lancia car was the Tipo 51 or 12 HP, later named “Alfa,” produced from 1907 to 1908.

32: Who was the design engineer hired by Lancia who had previously designed successful Alfa Romeo models?
A: Giancarlo Fisichella
B: Gianni Agnelli
C: Vittorio Jano
D: Marcello Gandini
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Vittorio Jano, who had designed successful Alfa Romeo models, joined Lancia as an engineer.

33: Which year marked the end of Lancia’s participation in the World Rally Championship?
A: 1987
B: 1992
C: 1997
D: 2002
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lancia ceased participation in the World Rally Championship after the 1992 season.

34: What company was the first to assemble Lancia components in the United States in 1910?
A: General Motors
B: Ford
C: Chrysler
D: SGV Company
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The SGV Company assembled and sold Lancia components in the United States starting in 1910.

35: What’s the symbolic representation of “Pu+Ra” in Lancia’s new design language?
A: Pure + Radical
B: Power + Rampage
C: Pure + Reliable
D: Pure + Rational
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Pu+Ra design language stands for Pure + Radical, symbolizing the new direction in Lancia’s design.

36: Lancia premiered the first V6 engine in which production model?
A: Beta
B: Fulvia
C: Lambda
D: Aurelia
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Lancia introduced the first full-production V6 engine in the 1950 Aurelia.

37: Which family took control of Lancia in 1956?
A: Agnelli family
B: Pesenti family
C: Lamborghini family
D: Biscaretti family
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Pesenti family took control of Lancia in 1956, with Carlo Pesenti leading the company.

38: Which concept vehicle was part of Lancia’s renaissance strategy unveiled in 2023?
A: Delta Concept
B: Flavia Concept
C: Pu+Ra HPE Concept
D: Fulvia Concept
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Pu+Ra HPE Concept was unveiled as part of Lancia’s renaissance strategy in 2023.

39: What year did Lancia officially cease selling vehicles outside Italy?
A: 2010
B: 2015
C: 2017
D: 2019
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lancia ceased selling vehicles outside Italy in 2017 due to declining sales.

40: What major car show in 2023 revealed the fully-functional Lancia Pu+Ra HPE Concept?
A: Geneva
B: Detroit
C: Frankfurt
D: Milan
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The fully-functional Lancia Pu+Ra HPE Concept was presented at the Milan Motor Show in 2023.

41: What racing heritage is Lancia most known for, despite its withdrawal from the sport?
A: Le Mans
B: Rallying
C: IndyCar
D: Formula E
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lancia is most known for its success in rallying, having won multiple World Rally Championships.

42: What was the first European vehicle to feature a complete electrical system as standard, introduced by Lancia?
A: Beta
B: Lambda
C: Aurelia
D: Theta
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The 1913 Lancia Theta was the first European production car to come with a complete electrical system as standard equipment.

43: Lancia’s first truck, built during World War I, was named what?
A: Ardea
B: Gamma
C: Aurelia
D: Jota
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Lancia’s first truck, built in 1915, was named “Jota.”

44: Which famous designer was brought into Lancia by Vincenzo Lancia’s wife and son?
A: Giorgetto Giugiaro
B: Pininfarina
C: Vittorio Jano
D: Marcello Gandini
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Vittorio Jano, a well-known designer for Alfa Romeo, joined Lancia through the encouragement of Vincenzo Lancia’s wife and son.

45: In 1969, the company Automobil-Piemonte, was brought under which Lancia’s control?
A: Ferrari
B: Autobianchi
C: Alfa Romeo
D: Maserati
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Autobianchi was brought under Lancia’s control in 1969 by Fiat Group.

46: Lancia’s Stratos model had what specific use in the automotive world?
A: Luxury sedan
B: Sports coupe
C: Economy car
D: Rally car
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Lancia Stratos was built specifically as a rally car and achieved significant success in motorsport.

47: The Lancia Aurelia was influential in the design of which other car brands’ configurations?
A: Tesla and Rivian
B: Ferrari and Alfa Romeo
C: Ford and Chevrolet
D: Mercedes-Benz and BMW
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Lancia Aurelia’s front engine rear transmission configuration influenced brands like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.

48: What year did Fiat Auto reorganise, creating Lancia Automobiles S.p.A.?
A: 2005
B: 2007
C: 2009
D: 2011
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Fiat Auto reorganized into Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. and created Lancia Automobiles S.p.A. in 2007.

49: What characterizes Lancia’s iconic calice grille in the new Pu+Ra design language?
A: A solid chrome appearance
B: New Y-shaped LED light signature
C: A horizontal split design
D: A full-width black mesh
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The new Pu+Ra design language features a reinterpretation of the iconic calice grille with a new Y-shaped LED light signature.

50: In what year did Lancia’s Delta model win its last WRC title?
A: 1989
B: 1990
C: 1991
D: 1992
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Lancia Delta won its last World Rally Championship title in 1992.

51: What was the main issue that tainted Lancia’s history in rallying?
A: High cost of engines
B: Driver fatalities
C: Poor suspension systems
D: Overheating engines
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The deaths of drivers like Attilio Bettega and Henri Toivonen in Lancia vehicles during rally events were tragic events that tainted their rallying history.

52: What material was primarily used for Lancia cars’ electrical systems that made Theta innovative?
A: Copper
B: Steel
C: Aluminum
D: Plastic
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Lancia Theta used a complete electrical system made primarily from copper, a significant technological step at the time.

53: Which luxury items company did Lancia collaborate with to develop the Ypsilon Edizione Limitata Cassina?
A: Gucci
B: Prada
C: Cassina S.p.A.
D: Ferrari
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lancia collaborated with Cassina S.p.A., an Italian high-end furniture manufacturer, to develop the limited edition Ypsilon Edizione Limitata Cassina in 2024.

54: How many units of the limited Ypsilon Edizione Limitata Cassina were planned for production?
A: 1,000
B: 1,500
C: 1,906
D: 2,500
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The limited edition of the Ypsilon Edizione Limitata Cassina was capped at 1,906 units, referencing the year of Lancia’s founding in 1906.

55: What crisis led Fiat to cancel the relaunch plans of Lancia in the UK in 2008?
A: Eurozone debt crisis
B: 2008 global financial crisis and recession
C: Dot-com bubble burst
D: Brexit referendum
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Fiat canceled the relaunch plans for Lancia in the UK due to the 2008 global financial crisis and the resulting recession.

56: What was the nickname of the first series production car introduced by Lancia?
A: Tipo 51
B: Fulvia
C: Thema
D: Aurelia
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The first car produced by Lancia was nicknamed Tipo 51 or “12 HP.”

57: Why was the Lancia Delta considered significant in the 1980s?
A: It had a supercharger
B: It was manufactured by Ferrari
C: It won multiple rally championships
D: It was the first electric car
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Lancia Delta was significant in the 1980s due to its multiple World Rally Championship victories.

58: How did Lancia participate in Chrysler’s restructuring plan after 2009?
A: By producing electric vehicles for Chrysler
B: By rebranding Fiat models as Chryslers
C: By creating new marketing strategies
D: By co-developing products with Chrysler
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: As part of Chrysler’s restructuring plan after Fiat acquired a stake in the company, Lancia co-developed products with Chrysler, including rebadging Chrysler models as Lancias in Europe.

59: What was unique about the monocoque chassis used in the Lancia Lambda?
A: It was the first car to use aluminum
B: It combined the frame and body into a single unit
C: It featured an integrated GPS system
D: It introduced all-wheel drive
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The monocoque chassis of the Lancia Lambda was unique because it combined the frame and body of the car into a single unit, enhancing structural integrity and reducing weight.

60: Which city hosted the exclusive reveal of the Lancia Pu+Ra Zero sculpture in 2022?
A: Paris
B: Milan
C: Berlin
D: Turin
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Lancia Pu+Ra Zero sculpture, which introduced the new design language, was revealed in Milan on November 28, 2022.

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