Lancia, the Italian car brand that is now part of Stellantis, has unveiled the new Lancia Ypsilon Range, a refreshed version of its popular supermini that offers wireless technology and uncompromising elegance.
The new Lancia Ypsilon Range consists of three trim levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Each one has its own distinctive features and colors, but they all share the same refined design and high-quality materials.
The new Lancia Ypsilon also boasts a multimedia radio system with a 7-inch touchscreen that allows the driver to access various infotainment services, such as Google Maps, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The system also supports wireless charging for compatible smartphones, eliminating the need for cables and clutter.
The new Lancia Ypsilon Range is powered by a 1.2-liter Fire engine that delivers 69 horsepower and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine is equipped with a Start&Stop system that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by automatically switching off the engine when the car is stationary.
The new Lancia Ypsilon is available in 14 different body colors, including the new Elegant Blue, which enhances the bright and chromed details of the car. The interior also offers various options, such as the Chevron devoré style meshes for the Silver trim and the Seaqual® Yarn fabric for the Gold trim, which is made from plastic collected from the Mediterranean Sea.
The new Lancia Ypsilon Range starts from $16,500 for the Silver trim, $17,800 for the Gold trim, and $19,200 for the Platinum trim. The car is currently only sold in Italy, where it has been the best-selling supermini for 10 consecutive years.
The new Lancia Ypsilon Range is the latest evolution of a model that has been in production since 1995 and has sold more than 1.7 million units worldwide. The car is based on the Fiat Mini platform, which it shares with the Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda.
The new Lancia Ypsilon Range is also the only model in Lancia’s lineup, as the brand has discontinued all its other models in recent years due to low sales and profitability. Lancia was once a renowned maker of luxury and sports cars, such as the Delta Integrale and the Stratos, but it has struggled to compete in the global market and has been reduced to a niche player in its home country.
However, there are rumors that Lancia may revive some of its iconic models in the future, thanks to the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group that created Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker. Stellantis has announced that it will invest more than $35 billion in electrification and software by 2025 and that it will offer at least one electric or hybrid option for each of its 14 brands.
Lancia fans are hoping that this will mean a new lease of life for their beloved brand and that they will see more than just one model in its range. For now, though, they can enjoy the new Lancia Ypsilon Range, a stylish and connected city car that combines beauty and technology.