Lancia Aurelia is a premium Italian EV crossover coming in 2026
This story includes speculative renderings of a Lancia Aurelia made by Jean Francois Hubert / SB-Medien for CarScoops, which are not related to or endorsed by Lancia.
Lancia is preparing the launch of three new models for the next six years, including the Ypsilon in 2024, the Aurelia in 2026 and the Delta in 2028. Of these, the Aurelia will be the Italian brand’s biggest revelation in body terms, with a historic nameplate used in an all-electric crossover. We’ve rounded up everything we know about the upcoming model, along with a speculative render created by our associates.
The Aurelia will be the flagship of the Lancia range, with the largest footprint. The model has been officially confirmed to be 4.6 meters (181 inches) long, which is slightly shorter than the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Unlike the latter, however, which are available as 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 depicts the Lancia Aurelia with a fastback crossover silhouette, similar to the Peugeot 408, Citroën C5 X and upcoming Opel/Vauxhall Manta. While the footprint and proportions might resemble the aforementioned models, the Aurelia will feature unique bodywork. The independent artist imagined it with a less aggressive but more opulent look, infusing design cues from older Lancia models.
Up front, the Aurelia receives the illuminated grille promised by Jean-Pierre Ploué, Lancia’s new design boss, combined with almond-shaped LED headlights similar to the 2003 Fulvia concept. -shocks, the discreet plastic cladding around the wheel arches and on the side sills, the muscular fenders and of course the sleek roofline. The two-tone treatment with the contrasting black roof and the design of the large-diameter wheels is typical of Lancia.
Upscale interior, filled with technology and retro inspiration
The interior will take inspiration from iconic Lancia models and Italian furniture, with the automaker’s moodboard previewing light-coloured upholstery and retro motifs. Lancia CEO Luca Napolitano revealed that they are comparing Mercedes-Benz so we should expect high quality materials and improved build quality.
Technologically, like any modern high-end flagship, the Aurelia will feature all the goodies from the Stellantis parts bin. The package will likely include the latest advances in ADAS systems by 2026 and a sophisticated infotainment system which is a big selling point for the segment. Lancia recently announced its upcoming interface dubbed “SALA” (Sound, Air, Light, Augmented), which will allow the driver to control the audio system, ambient lighting and climate control.
Lancia has pledged to become an all-electric brand by 2028, with the Aurelia being offered exclusively in EV form from its debut in 2026. While Stellantis’ other similarly sized fastback crossover is based on the EMP2 shape, the Aurelia will most likely sit on the new STLA Medium architecture. Judging by the brand’s positioning, the chassis setup will likely focus on comfort rather than sporty handling, leaving Alfa Romeo models to fill 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 and 104 kWh. The architecture will be compatible with single or twin electric motors – the latter would be more suited to the Aurelia, producing between 201 bhp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 443 bhp (330 kW / 449 PS).
The Aurelia’s debut is slated for 2026, so we don’t expect to see mules or prototypes being tested anytime soon. However, the Ypsilon supermini which will debut in 2024 will give us a taste of Lancia’s new design language which will also be applied to the flagship Aurelia.