The first Delta was a five-door
hatchback, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and released in 1979.
Between 1980 and 1982, it was also sold in Sweden by Saab
Automobile, badged as the Saab-Lancia 600. The Delta was voted the
1980 European Car of the Year.
This Delta HF Integrale version was a four-wheel drive hot hatch
with a turbocharged petrol engine. Modified versions of the HF
dominated the World Rally Championship, scoring 46 WRC victories
overall and winning the Constructors Championship a record six times
in a row from 1987 to 1992, in addition to Drivers' Championship
titles for Juha Kankkunen (1987 and 1991) and Miki Biasion (1988 and