Lancia has officially presented the fifth generation Ypsilon, its first model developed under the orbit of the Stellantis group. Although its launch is scheduled for February 14, the Italian firm has decided to show the car two weeks earlier, possibly due to the continuous leaks it has suffered in recent months.
The transalpine utility vehicle, closely related to the Opel Corsa and Peugeot 208, will initially be available exclusively with the special launch edition Edizione Limitata Cassina, made in collaboration with the luxury furniture manufacturer Cassina. Only 1,906 certified and numbered units will be produced in homage to the year Lancia was founded.
This variant is distinguished by its velvet upholstery, Zaffiro Blue paint job, and a “tavolino” that rests on the center console and adds a cozy touch to the interior. All of the limited edition vehicles will be electric alone, while the standard Ypsilon will also come with a 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain.
Lancia has only disclosed its autonomy, which is 403 km WLTP. That appears to confirm that, in addition to the batteries being produced in the Spanish facility in Figueruelas (Zaragoza), it will employ the same 51 kWh gross (48 kWh usable) battery as its two siblings from the Stellantis company. It will thus most likely have the same 156 HP (115 kW) engine.
The Lancia Ypsilon will be launched on February 14
The Ypsilon has an extremely distinctive external appearance, with a stunning black front visor that incorporates the daytime running light in the form of a chalice, despite its evident relationship to the Corsa and 208. The C pillar has undergone many modifications, with the door handle concealed under molding that incorporates the company emblem. In the back, we should draw attention to the striking circular lights set within a black spoiler—a design element intended to honor the iconic Stratos of the 1970s.
The innovative S.A.L.A. infotainment system is the primary focal point of the interior (Sound Air Light Augmentation). Its features include intelligent management of the ambient light, the music system, and the climate control (which is managed via a set of physical controls apart from the main screen).
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