Italian carmaker Lancia produced some desirable cars in the past such as the Aurelia, Fulvia Coupé, Stratos, and of course, the Delta Integrale hot hatch. In fact, the Aurelia had the first series-production V6 engine in the world. For those who’re wondering what is Lancia doing now, well, it currently has only one product, the Ypsilon.
The 3-door hatchback succeeded another 3-door hatchback called ‘Y10’ in 1995, and has been in production ever since. Currently in its 3rd generation, the Ypsilon got a mild-hybrid powertrain in March 2020. The LPG, CNG and mild-hybrid variants are branded as ‘Ecochic’. The supermini measures 3,837 mm in length, 1,676 mm in width (excluding mirrors) and 1,518 mm in height. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,390 mm. As standard, the car rides on 15-inch wheels, while there are 16-inch options as well.
The Ypsilon is a well equipped car with features such as a 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen, front electric windows, Seaqual seat upholstery and so on. Options include automatic climate control and rear electric windows. As for safety, there are airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, TPMS, and Isofix mounts.
As for powertrains, in Italy, there is 0.9L two-cylinder CNG/petrol with 5-MT, 1.2L 4-cylinder LPG/petrol with 5-MT, and 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol-electric mild-hybrid with 6-MT to choose from. The MHEV powertrain is the same as the one in Fiat 500 and Panda, offering 70 metric hp and 92 Nm (68 lb-ft) of torque.