Lancia announces new Ypsilon details
The latest Ypsilon, which was premiered at the Geneva Motor Show, is the fourth generation of the model first launched in 1985 and is based on the same platform as Fiat 500.
Lancia says it's targeting the new model as the alternative "premium" city car in Europe. Unlike its three-door predecessor, this version is only available as a five-door model, with Fiat highlighting how the this market represents two-thirds of the B-segment B. Its also aimed at a wider audience including young men and young families. The new model measures 384cm long, 167cm wide and 152cm high, with a wheelbase of 239cm.
Three engines will be offered – the 69PS 1.2 Fire EVO II, the 85PS 0.9 TwinAir, and the 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet II turbodiesel, all equipped with Start&Stop technology as standard. The 1.2 Fire EVO II Bi-fuel engine will be added to the range at a later date.
Features include the new "Blue&Me-TomTom LIVE" and the "Smart fuel" system" as well as Magic Parking, Bi-Xenon headlights and LED tail lights.