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Revamped styling that is elegant and practical

The styling of the new Musa is made more attractive and modern by a number of elements that reflect the latest market trends. And this aesthetic refinement has created a greater ‘size impression’ of the car, which will certainly be appreciated by the target clientele that demands not only elegant, refined lines, but practicality and space too.

Designed by the Lancia Style Centre, the model incorporates strong, substantial references to classic Lancia stylistic elements, re-read in a modern key to reflect the evolution of styling in premium segment vehicles. A number of chrome elements have been added to the front, to underline a new styling imprint which accentuates the model’s dynamic look while it hints at the design of future Lancia’s. The new Lancia logo stands out at the centre of the elegant grille, a sign of the past reinterpreted in a modern key to represent a brand that is projected towards the challenges of the future but also proud of its historical identity.

The same harmony and stylistic consistency are found in the entirely remodelled rear end. The generous tailgate is in perfect harmony with the new stylistic imprint of the front, and contains two significant novelties. To start with, luggage compartment capacity has been increased by 70 litres to 390 litres, and becomes 460 litres when the sliding seats are fully forward, a loading capacity that puts the Musa at the top of its class. And the loading floor has been lowered by 4 cm to make it easier to stow bags and cases; in other words, more space and better access so that it can be exploited better. Another feature of the rear end of the new Musa are the lovely, technological rear lights; long, thin vertical elements, fitted with LEDs, which provide greater luminous intensity and greater safety than conventional lights, as well as their unique styling. The new Musa is the first people-mover in its category to adopt this technology, which is usually only found on up-market cars.

The surface of the sides is elegant and sleek. Two profiles run parallel to the waistline, creating a faceted effect that accentuates the car’s dynamic look. The higher of the two is underlined and highlighted by the new chrome moulding that matches the new alloy wheels. The effect is enhanced by the Musa logo, which recalls a chaise longue, the symbol of comfort and relaxation.


This logo is positioned at the base of the pillar between the two doors; and the Lancia logo set in the corner of the third side window. The rounded lines and lack of sharp edges emphasise the welcoming, protective character of the passenger compartment, a ‘treasure-chest’ that promises great safety and the utmost comfort in small dimensions: it is little more than four metres long, 1.70 metres wide, 1.66 metres tall and has a wheelbase of 2.51 metres. Although the new Musa has grown in length, it is still a compact model, on the outside, but offers all the roominess of a flagship on the inside. The balance between the bodywork, the large side measurements and the large sunroof is the key to the luminous, relaxing interior.

In line with the unmistakable Lancia style of recent years, the new Musa welcomes passengers and driver in an environment that combines emotion with practicality, thanks to the versatile seats, which can be placed in different positions. The rear seat has an equipped armrest, and slides to expand the luggage compartment, or to give rear passengers more legroom. It also splits 60/40 and reclines; the squab of the front passenger seat, on the other hand, folds down into a practical table. Traditional Lancia elegance and refinement is reflected in the great care that has gone into every detail and the refined colour combinations between the bodywork and interior upholstery, which is available in two tones, one warmer and welcoming, and the other colder and technological; and there is now a choice between a dark blue facia and the original brown.

The customer can have his New Musa ‘made to measure’, like a tailored suit. There are over 80 possible alternatives that come from combining 5 different interior outfits (Argento, and Oro and Platino both available in a warm and a cold shade), 14 bodywork shades (10 of which are new) and 4 new ‘b-colore’ liveries: it is the broadest range of alternatives in this segment. Colour has always been much more than a question of aesthetics for Lancia; it is an integral part of a product philosophy whose main elements include elegance, glamour, personality, verve, styling and an almost endless choice of ways to customise the car.

And finally, in the interior, analysis of the colours is associated with that of the trim, with a choice of technical fabrics, luxury leather and elegant Alcantara®. Chrome and satin-effect elements set off the lines and forms of the interior. Lancia maintains its traditional beautifully crafted interiors, but it now combines original new trim and colours to reveal a modern reinterpretation of one of its traditional values.

Report & Photos: Fiat Auto