This story includes speculative renderings of a Lancia Aurelia created by Jean Francois Hubert/SB-Medien for CarScoops, which are neither related to nor endorsed by Lancia.
Lancia is preparing for three new model launches in the next six years, including the Ypsilon in 2024, the Aurelia in 2026 and the Delta in 2028. Among these, the Aurelia will be the biggest revelation for the Italian brand in terms of body style, with a historic nameplate used in a all-electric crossover. We gathered everything we know about the upcoming model, accompanied by a speculative rendering created by our staff.
The Aurelia will be the flagship of Lancia’s range, and will come with the largest footprint. It has been officially confirmed that the model will measure 4.6 meters (181 inches) long, which is slightly shorter than the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Unlike the latter, which is available in sedan and station wagon form, the Aurelia will take a more adventurous stance, merging the lines between cars and SUVs.
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The speculative rendering shows the Lancia Aurelia with a crossover fastback silhouette, similar to the Peugeot 408, Citroen C5 X and the upcoming Opel/Vauxhall Manta. While the footprint and proportions may be similar to the aforementioned models, the Aurelia will have a unique body. The independent artist envisioned it with a less aggressive but more opulent look, adding design elements from previous Lancia models.
Up front, the Aurelia gets the illuminated grille promised by Jean-Pierre Ploué, Lancia’s new design chief, combined with LED almond-shaped headlights similar to the Fulvia concept from 2003. Other features include the wide bumper intake, the discreet plastic cladding around the wheel arches and on the side sills , the muscular fenders, and of course the slim roofline. The duo-tone treatment with the contrasting black roof and the design of the large-diameter wheels are typical for Lancia.
Premium, technology-filled and retro-inspired interior
The interior will be inspired by iconic Lancia models and Italian furniture, with the automaker’s mood board previewing bright upholstery and retro patterns. Lancia CEO Luca Napolitano revealed that they are benchmarking Mercedes-Benz, so we should expect high-quality materials and improved build quality.
On the technology front, like any modern premium flagship, the Aurelia will feature all the goodies from Stellanti’s parts bucket. The package is likely to include the latest advances in ADAS systems by 2026, and a sophisticated infotainment that is a key selling point for the segment. Lancia recently announced its upcoming interface called “SALA” (Sound, Air, Light, Augmented), which will allow the driver to control the sound system, ambient lighting and climate control.
Fully electric drivetrain
Lancia has pledged to become an EV brand by 2028, with the Aurelia exclusively offered in EV form right from its debut in 2026. While the other fastback of similar size is based on the EMP2 platform, the Aurelia will most likely sit on the newer STLA The Medium architecture. Based on the position of the brand, the chassis layout will likely be focused on comfort rather than sporty handling, which will allow Alfa Romeo models to fulfill that role.
According to Stellantis, the STLA Medium will offer up to 700 km (440 miles) of range if specified with the largest of the battery packs between 87-104 kWh. The architecture will be compatible with single or dual electric motors – the latter will suit the Aurelia better, producing anywhere between 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 443 hp (330 kW / 449 PS).
The Aurelia’s debut is slated for 2026, so we don’t expect to see any mules or prototypes being tested anytime soon. However, the Ypsilon supermini that will debut in 2024 will give us an idea of Lancia’s new design language that will also be used on the Aurelia flagship.