Still sold in Italy, the Lancia Ypsilon will celebrate its 10th anniversary, and is getting a slight restyling!
Yes, Lancia still exists and still sells cars. The brand of the Stellantis group is now confined to Italy alone, but continues to sell its compact, the Ypsilon, with rather good results: in 2019, Lancia had sold more cars than Alfa Romeo in Europe. The brand, like its only model, therefore continues to please.
While the second-generation Ypsilon will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, an eternity in the automotive world, it has the right to a little makeover today, and goes through the restyling box.
New front face, few changes elsewhere
The changes focus mainly on the front end, where a new vertically patterned grille is framed by reworked headlights, with a new LED light signature. Below, the shield is redesigned and “seems to smile in the future” according to Lancia.
Inside, the dashboard now incorporates a more modern central screen, 7 inches diagonally. Apple Car Play and Android Auto are available.
70 hp, but an attractive price
Under the hood, we find the modest 3-cylinder 1.0L micro-hybrid, which produces only 70 hp. Sufficient in the city, it should however be limited on the motorway.
But the strength of the antediluvian Lancia lies in its call price: € 9,500 after the application of Italian government bonuses. Not bad for a car that retains a unique style to say the least. Two finishes are available, Silver and Gold. On the first, the interior is in recycled fabric, while Alcantara and leather are available in the second.
In short, if the Lancia Ypsilon tempts you, all you have to do is make a detour across the Alps to offer yourself one …
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