Lancia is a shell of its former self, but the brand refuses to die as they have taken the wraps off the facelifted Ypsilon.
Looking instantly recognizable, the model features a revised grille with vertical accents and a more prominent satin chrome surround. It’s flanked by updated headlights with slender LED daytime running lights.
Additional changes are limited, but the Ypsilon adopts a ‘smiling’ lower air intake and a revised color palette. The latter features a new Elegant Blue option which is billed a reinterpretation of Lancia Blue.
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The modest updates continue in the cabin as buyers will find a new 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The model also features a newly standard cabin air filter that captures over 99% of allergens and reduces the proliferation of mold and bacteria by over 98%.
Under the hood, there’s a revised engine lineup that features lower emissions. The company didn’t say much about the changes, but there’s a 1.2-liter unit that produces 68 hp (51 kW / 69 PS) and 75 lb-ft (102 Nm) of torque. Customers can also opt for a 0.9-liter engine with 84 hp (62 kW / 85 PS) and 107 lb-ft (145 Nm) of torque.
Last but not least, there’s a hybrid powertrain that features a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. It produces 69 hp (51 kW / 70 PS) and 68 lb-ft (92 Nm) of torque, which enables the Ypsilon to run from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 14.2 seconds.
Pricing starts at €15,100 and climbs to €16,700 for the Ypsilon Gold.