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Catalyst Converter with code 46481722. Lancia Libra

The number catalyst was used in the production of Italian Lancia, Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars. The housing of this catalyst consists of a flat housing with transverse depressions and two symmetrical exhaust openings. The device is 40 cm long and weighs just under 1.4 kg.

46481722 catalysts were used, among other things, in the Lancia Lybra model (with a 1.8 petrol engine, 1999-2005). The Lancia Lybra is a car manufactured by the Italian manufacturer Lancia between 1998 and 2005. Production began first at Fiat’s plant in Rivalta and then at Mirafiori. The model was created to replace the old Leder Dedra.

The car has been available since as a sedan and station wagon. It was assembled in the first year on the assembly lines of the Rivalta plant, and in 2002. Moved to Mirafiori, where the car was produced with a 1.6 16 V engine version. Other engines, such as the 1.8 VVT 16v, 2.0 20v petrol and the famous Turbodiesel JTD 8v and 10v, were manufactured at Avellino’s Pratola Serra plant. Diesel engines were the most popular because they offered the consumer excellent fuel economy, high reliability and efficiency.

The corporation wanted the Lancia to become a high-end brand, and the car was always presented in a marketing message as comfortable and elegant. The introduction of the car was also in order not to create additional competition for the sporty Alfa Romeo 156 car model.

Most of the produced models went to the domestic market. In Italy, Lybra was successful, especially in the first sales period, when the focus was on marketing. It was often chosen as a company car because of the luxurious LX version with Alcantara upholstery.

But success in Italy did not last long. In particular, the lack of stylistic and technological upgrades that the Fiat Group had to face in order to resume sales in the middle of its career. Gasoline engines, transmissions, electronics, passenger compartment remained the same throughout the year of production. The only improvement is to add a few horsepower to diesel engines. However, this was not enough to compete with increasing competition.

A total of 181,307 cars were sold. Later, in 2006. July. Production rights were transferred to the Chinese company Zotye, which initially planned to re-introduce the car in its home country, but the project was abandoned.