Under the brand Lancia, owned by the concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, today produce only one model – hatchback Ypsilon, which is sold only in Italy. Hatch of the current generation is produced from 2011, and the last serious restyling has been underway in 2015. The current update has been reduced to “shake-up” kits and expand the palette of the body colors. However, in the Italian market Ypsilon has a strong position – by the end of 2017 it is the second most popular model in this country, second only to the compact Fiat Panda. So, according to Focus2Move, last year Lancia sold in Italy 60 320 hatchbacks (-8,1%), the Fiat model sold in a circulation of 146,033 copies (-0.8%).
Hatchback Ypsilon 2018 model year is presented in three versions: Elefantino Blu, Gold and Platinum. From the configuration of Silver, as well as from special versions of Unyca and Mya refused. Lancia Ypsilon Elefantino Blu (translates as “blue elephant”) radiator grille frames a black matte “frame”, on the doors there are emblems in the form of a blue elephant, door handles and 15-inch wheels are also made in matt black. The list of equipment of this modification includes: front and side airbags, curtain airbags, air conditioning and audio system.
In the arsenal of Ypsilon Gold – chrome door handles, light alloy wheels (also 15 “), glossy black mirror housings. “Golden” hatch has a multimedia system Uconnect with a 5-inch touchscreen, rear parking sensors, leather steering wheel. In the “five-door” Lancia Ypsilon Platinum with chrome, not only handles are covered, but also mirrors, side moldings, fender grille edging, decorative insert on the front bumper. This hatchback still got exclusive design discs, its chairs are trimmed with alcantara, there is a panoramic roof.
For all versions, optional packages are offered. In particular, Ypsilon Elefantino Blu can also be equipped with a multimedia system, and for Gold and Platinum for a surcharge, cruise control is provided.
The Lancia hatchback is available with 1.2 Fire Evo II (69 hp) petrol engine, 1.3 MultiJet II diesel engine (80 or 95 hp), as well as with 1.2 (69 hp, gasoline + liquefied gas) and 0.9 (80 hp, gasoline + methane). All engines are combined with a five-speed manual transmission.
The price of Ypsilon Elefantino Blu starts at 13,500 euros. Gold version costs from 14 750 euros, and Platinum will cost at least 16 000 euros.