Lancia and the Ypsilon are only available in Italy. In its last model year, the small car is again gently revised.
From 2024, Lancia wants to enter a new era - with new models and again on numerous markets. Luca Napolitano, Lancia's new CEO, already outlined what the future of Lancia will look like at the end of November 2022.
More networked and new colors
The Stellantis brand is still active in the here and now and there, the offer is limited exclusively to the elderly small car Ypsilon, which has only been offered on the Italian market for years. Here, however, it is the undisputed market leader in the B segment. And before a really new Ypsilon arrives in 2024, the small car generation that has been available since 2011 will again be subtly upgraded for the 2023 model year.
Externally, the Italian remains unchanged, the equipment has been improved. These now include an inductive charging cradle for the smartphone in the center console, an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen that integrates smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also shows the image from the new reversing camera on its display.
The new color Verde Rugiada expands the color range for the exterior paintwork. In the interior, the new blue trim strips for the instrument panel and door panels, the green multicolor accents on the gear knob, steering wheel and air vents and the instrument cluster refreshed with new graphics are striking. Other innovations include seat covers made from recycled plastic.
The mild hybrid drive is designed for lower consumption and thus fewer emissions. Lancia combines the one-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with a twelve-volt electric motor and a lithium battery. The result: 70 hp. The only drive alternative remains a 1.2 liter with 69 hp designed for LPG operation.
Prices for the small car in Italy start at 15,250 euros. It is available in the equipment versions Silver, Silver plus, Ecochic, Gold, Gold Plus and as a special Alberta Ferretti model.
Lancia has been offering the small car in four model generations for 38 years. More than three million copies have been sold to date. In addition, the luxury Mini can look back on 36 special series.
Before the Lancia Ypsilon is replaced by a successor in 2024, the Italians will again subtly upgrade the small car, which has only been available on the home market since 2017.