HLancia is rapidly preparing for its return with the new Ypsilon, however the unveiling of the new model that will share its technical characteristics with the Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa but will project a more premium and stylistically conscious character was rather faster than with the wishes of the Italians.
A series of images that surfaced on the internet, apparently resulting from the filming of the model’s advertising campaign, now leave little to the imagination for the new Ypsilon which indeed does not hide the Italian refinement and emphasis on detail that the Italians have been promoting for some time through the fragmentary teasers they have released.
Among the design elements that stand out from the Italian supermini are the round light bodies made famous in the 70s by the Lancia Stratos and which were revived in the Pu+Ra prototype that took it upon itself to introduce the new era of Lancia.
In this case, they also have an interesting aesthetically pleasing interior, while the details include the hidden rear handles, the accented spoiler in the rear section and quite subtly on the pillars which, in combination with the Lancia logo in the angular rear section, are enough to give it its mark her identity.
At the front, Lancia follows an aesthetic that takes care to recall the past/present of the Ypsilon, but given completely modern features as shown by the black part at the end of the hood with the characteristic LED lights in a “T” pattern and the low central lights. bodies.
Inside, the round flat surface with Cassina’s signature design takes center stage as a central console, below the two generous-sized screens for the instrument panel and infotainment. The latter will be called SALA and will feature an advanced voice command system that will guarantee highly intuitive operation, all modern connectivity and application options as well as, of course, the ability to be upgraded through over-the-updates with all that this implies for continuous updating of.
Given the technological relevance to the other superminis of the Stellantis group, the Ypsilon is expected to be offered in a purely electric version with a 54 kWh battery and a 156 hp electric motor, but also in a mild hybrid version with a 136 hp performance with a gasoline engine combined with a parallel electric circuit 48 Volts.
In terms of timing, the premiere of the new Ypsilon is planned for February with the prospect of being available in Europe from late spring.