Engine(s): 2.0L Turbo and 2.7L NA
Transmission(s): 5 speed manual
The first Delta (Type 831) was a five-door hatchback, based on the Fiat Ritmo, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and released in 1979. Between 1980 and 1982, it was also sold in Sweden by Saab Automobile, badged as the Saab-Lancia 600. For a few years after its launch, the Delta was one of the most contemporarily styled cars of its class in Europe and was voted 1980 European Car of the Year. At launch it came with a choice of 1302cc 75 bhp or 1498cc 85 bhp engines and 5-speed gearbox. Later other engine options became available along with the option of automatic transmission. In 1983 1585cc engines in both normally aspirated 105PS and turbocharged 130PS versions became available. The turbocharged 1.6HF version had a top speed of 121 mph and 0-60 in 8 secs.