The Tempra was introduced in February 1990, a little after Lancia Dedra (introduced in 1989) and little before Alfa Romeo 155 (1992). Tempra was aimed to be a cheap car (base model was around 19.000.000 Lire) able to cover different market targets, with a large engines offer and a wide range of optional. The first in order was the 1372 cc, with 76PS (56kW; 75hp), available in S and SX version. The second was the 1581 cc, the most sold, which was available in many different versions, such as S, SX, HSD and Liberty, this one the last. There were available more accessories than the ancestor Regata; power windows (all models), check panel, power door locks, air-conditioning, armrest, Airbag (for upper level versions) and for the first time ABS on front wheels, available on the 1.6 SX. There was also available an innovative digital instruments cluster, first offered with Tipo, including electronic check panel, speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and econometer all digital led. This solution was really appreciated by the public, and most of Tempra's were sold had digital instruments instead analogic. Interior space was on the top of cathegory. Tempra was comfortable for 5 people without problems, and the trunk had a 500 dm3 for luggages and more. Station Wagon had a minimum of 550L (19cuft) and maximum of 1,600L (57cuft) with rear seats down. Although it was 4.35m (171in) long and 1.70m (67in) width, Tempra had interior space as an uplevel car, and this became one of the reason of the success of this model.