Lancia Ypsilon: In Depth [videos]

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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