AutosLancia strikes back: the bold, uncamouflaged new Ypsilon hits the road

Lancia strikes back: the bold, uncamouflaged new Ypsilon hits the road

The new Ypsilon is a stylish townie.
The new Ypsilon is a stylish townie.
Images source: © Press materials, X | Ciro Nappi, Lancia

7:02 AM EST, January 15, 2024

Lancia is making a solid comeback. From being a single model and, in recent years, a one-country brand, it is transforming into a fresh contender in the European market. The first model, designed to facilitate its comeback, is the new Ypsilon.

The car is built on the Common Modular Platform (CMP), known from models such as the Opel Corsa or Peugeot 208. Hence, it fits right into the B-segment. Lancia's designers ensured that the car stands apart from its cousins and competitors.

This distinction can be noticed in the photos released on the X service, with both the front and rear suggesting that the designers had a great deal of artistic freedom. The round lights and the prominent Lancia branding distinguish the rear of the car. At the front, a broad radiator grille and trapezoidal headlights positioned beneath it create a unique facade.

Will this style resonate with customers' preferences? Only time will tell. However, it is clear that the technical features will be more modern compared to its appearance. Time-tested PureTech engines and a 156-horsepower electric motor, borrowed from other models in the Stellantis group, will power this vehicle.

We can expect more details soon. The Ypsilon is scheduled to make its market debut later this year.

Related content