2008 Lancia Musa mini-MPV

Refreshed Lancia Musa debuts in Frankfurt
2008 Lancia Musa

It’s been three years since the original Lancia Musa introduction, so it is definitely the right time for the compact MPV to undergo some face-lifting procedure. Initially designed to look similar to the 2006 Lancia Ypsilon super-mini with which the small people hauler shares its platform, the Musa didn’t look particularly attractive, to begin with, and a number of people just cried for a change in style.

Due to be officially presented to the public in Frankfurt, the 2008 Lancia Musa will feature a set of changes, most of which are for the better.

2008 Lancia Musa mini-MPV

Just why, oh why, don’t they change that hideous corporate grille?

The 2008 Lancia Musa will differ from the older model with an updated bumper fascia with new chrome-clad moldings, new wheels, new side moldings, also with chrome inserts, new LED tail lights and a 70 liters larger luggage compartment.

The car will be motivated by a choice of five engines, including the 100 bhp 1.9 Multijet and the 90 bhp 1.3 Multijet with DPF, and the 95 bhp 1.4 16v engine mated to a DFN robotized gearbox.

Safety equipment includes 6 airbags, ESP, TPMS, foglights and the Blue&Me infotainment system.

2008 Lancia Musa mini-MPV (rear view)
2008 Lancia Musa mini-MPV (interior)

Photos: Lancia

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