Lancia Ypsilon: In Depth [videos]

Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, Lancia has released new information about the redesigned Ypsilon. Full coverage inside

Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, Lancia has released new information about the redesigned Ypsilon.

Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback, the Ypsi has a bold design with a prominent grille, LED taillights and hidden rear door handles.

Inside, the cabin is highly-customizable but all models have a center-mounted instrument cluster and metallic accents. Three different trim levels will be offered and the range-topping variant has leather upholstery, a premium audio system and Blue&Me-TomTom LIVE.

At launch, three different engines will be available. The 1.2-liter EVO produces 69 PS (51 kW / 68 hp) and 102 Nm (75 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 14.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 163 km/h (101 mph). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 4.5 L/100km (62.8 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 115 g/km.

For something more powerful, the 0.9-liter TwinAir two-cylinder develops 85 PS (63 kW / 84 hp) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra oomph, the dash from 0-100 km/h takes 11.9 seconds and the top speed is 176 km/h (109 km/h). Despite the extra grunt, the TwinAir is impressively efficient as it has an average fuel consumption of 4.2 L/100km (67.3 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

On the diesel side, the 1.3-liter MultiJet II has 95 PS (70 kW / 94 hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque.  It enables the Ypsilon to run from 0-100 km/h in 11.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 183 km/h (114 mph). Lastly, the engine averages 3.8 L/100km (74.3 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

Pricing information hasn't been released, but the new Ypsilon will be launched in June. A Chrysler variant will follow in September for the United Kingdom.

Check out the press release for additional information

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