Re: Lancia sister
I don't know how many Lancias they built compared to the 166 but production volumes for the larger excecutive models are always low. I think anything less than 35,000 cars a year is likely to be unprofitable, a figure of 50,000 would be a better minimum annual volume. Sharing parts is obviously a way of reducing costs in these cases.[/QUOTE]
ah prepared to be amazed. Lancia wanted to sell about 20,000/year, heres what they actually sold, oh and i've put the 166 figures up for a comparison! (if you have a faint heart-look away now)
Thesis (2002) 3608, (2003) 4955, (2004) 2994, (2005) 1417
166 (2002) 8545, (2003) 5682, (2004) 7403, (2005) 3627
In my eyes the Thesis is a gorgeous car, saw loads of them in Rome, but sadly its got the wrong badge. Oh and sadly Italy accounts for 85% of all Lancia sales, and the Musa & Ypslion account for 90% of Lancia total sales!