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Future Lancia Ypsilon (2024)
Far more modern than its ancestor, it will offer both hybrid and electric engines.
Lancia Pu+RA HPE
This concept car, unveiled last spring, will guide the style for years to come.
Despite its almost 13 springs, it is still marketed, but only on its Italian lands.
Lancia lives again! After a long vegetative period resulting from the austerity policy of the late Sergio Marchionne, the brand began its comeback on the European scene, when only the Italian market still tasted the only model in its catalog, to this day. An outdated Ypsilon which will turn 13 next year, when its replacement will finally be powered by Stellantis, its new owner.
A base of 208/Corsa
In a hurry, this new opus was developed on the basis of the Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa, but its style should however be inspired by the Pu+Ra HPE study unveiled last spring, both inside and out. outside, Lancia was once again betting on premium, while the current Ypsilon represents a very cheap offer on the other side of the Alps.
The first 100% electric Lancia
Promised for 48 V hybrid engines (100 and 136 hp), in order to maintain affordable prices, the new Lancia Ypsilon will also rely on a 100% electric unit of 156 hp powered by a battery delivering around 54 kWh with a view to traveling a little more than 400 km WLTP. Finally, there could be a question of a slightly more cheeky variant, the Italian brand having promised the return of the HF label, like in the heyday of a certain Delta. The latter will take a little longer to return, since it is scheduled for 2028. Two years earlier, a coupe SUV with the sweet name of Gamma will have preceded it.
Des prix premium ou low cost ?
Before that, the honor will go to this new Lancia Ypsilon to be marketed, during 2024, at a base price that is difficult to predict, for the moment. Will Lancia fully assume its premium repositioning, or will it perpetuate the floor prices which currently make the old model successful in Italy? That’s the big question.
To sum up
The first pre-series examples of the new Lancia Ypsilon having left the assembly lines at the beginning of August, its reveal could take place before the end of the year.
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