The Lancia Kappa was established in 1994 as a successor to the Lancia Thema and should represent the Italian carmakers in the luxury class. Originally only available as a four-door saloon, the Lancia Kappa was offered in 1996 as a station wagon (station wagon). Finally, in 1997 came the introduction of the Lancia Kappa Coupe. For the Lancia Kappa introduces five engine variants: a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder, a 2,0 - and 2,4-liter five-cylinder and a 3.0-liter V6 engine ; zusä, tzlich Lancia also offered a 2.4-liter diesel with turbo charging. In 2000 the production of the Lancia Thesis Lancia Kappa in favor of a successor has been set.