Lancia Dialogos

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Presentation year: 1998
Vehicle fair: Turin Motor Show
Class : Upper class
Body shape : limousine
Engine: none
Length: 4990 mm
Width: 1950 mm
Height: 1490 mm
Wheelbase: 3050 mm
Production model: Lancia Thesis

The Lancia Dialogos is a concept vehicle from the Lancia brand . It was presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1998 and can be considered the forerunner of the Lancia Thesis production vehicle . Michael Robinson was responsible for the design ; Detailed work was done by Ermanno Cressoni .


The exterior is characterized by an organic, closed design language and long flowing curves. The Lancia Appia , which also had opposite opening doors and also managed without a B-pillar, can be used as a model in the broadest sense . The Dialogo's grille was gradually introduced on all Lancia models.


Dialogos interior

The steering could be moved from the driver to the front passenger, the seating was arranged in two rows of seats reminiscent of contract furniture.

Using a memory chip, the electronics recognized the driver and automatically adjusted the car accordingly. For this then z. B. brought the seat into the correct position, the chassis adapted to the driving style.


The vehicle was exhibited as a reference for Italian design and Italian automotive technology in the Italian pavilion at EXPO 2000 in Hanover , next to a Formula 1 engine from Ferrari .

Web links

Commons : Lancia Dialogos  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Klaus Kronsbein: The future is already here. In: Berliner Kurier , August 6, 2000.