Now that Chrysler is controlled by Fiat it has the ability to add a lot more variety toits portfolio.A case in pointis the Chrysler Delta.

Don't look for this one at your local dealership, it's an example of the new brand engineering underway over in Europe.

The Chrysler Delta is actually a rebadged Lancia that's in the same class as a Ford Focus. It's powered by a range of Fiat engines, including a 1.6 liter diesel that's good for51 combined city/highwaympg and 119 horsepower.

As to whether we'll see the Delta sold here in Florida at some point; don't count on it. Although Chrysler brought along the Delta to the 2010 Detroit auto show, it's never hinted that there are any plans to import it into the U.S.

If you'd like to learn more about the Delta, here's a link to Chrysler's Delta page on its United Kingdom website.


May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.:Third Annual Rev it UP Car ShowBenefitting The Wounded Warrior Project, Fleming Island Presbyterian Church, 1743 County Road 220

May 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.:Whisky River Vets in the Spring Show, Whiskey River, Plaza at St. Johns Town Center

May10-12:Cruise Into History,Days Inn, 1300 N. Ponce DeLeon Blvd., St. Augustine

May 12, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.:Moosehaven Cars, Trucks, bikes & Breakfast, Moosehaven, 1701 Park Avenue, Orange Park

May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.:Baldwin Middle Senior High School - Senior Class Car & Truck Show, 291 Mill St. West, Baldwin

May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.:3rd Annual Everest University Car Show, EverestUniversity, 805 Wells Rd., Orange Park

May 19, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.:10th Annual Car & Truck Show, Fla. Deaf & BlindSchool, 207 N. San Marco Ave., St. Augustine

May 19, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.:5th Annnual Veteran's Car Show- American Legion Post 137, 5443 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville

May 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.:Armed Forces Day Annual Open Car Show, Hooters, 8938 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville

May 19, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.,Mustang and Ford Only Show, Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville

May 20, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.Holy Spirit Annual Bazzar & Car Show,Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11665 Ft. Caroline Rd., Jacksonville

Weekly Cruise-Ins

Information compiled fromcarshowjax.comand area car club websites.