Powered by the most powerful diesel engine in its class, the new Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign now makes its debut, a new version of the model with a dual spirit (dynamic look and innate elegance).

Powered by the most powerful diesel engine in its class, the new Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign now makes its debut, a new version of the model with a dual spirit (dynamic look and innate elegance), which marks a new chapter in the collaboration between two brands famous the world over for their contribution to the development of Italian industrial design.

Lancia and MomoDesign have created an extremely personal formal language which makes their creations stand out among so many mass-produced products. For example, the exclusive items of clothing and the accessories designed and manufactured by the MomoDesign Styling Centre: from helmets to watches, glasses, shoes and suitcases. They are all unique products in the fashion world, just as Lancia creations are unique. The new Ypsilon Sport by MomoDesign is therefore a concrete example of how an ‘automotive object’ can be reinterpreted from an aesthetic viewpoint together with another brand, highlighting the expressive features that have always identified Lancia: elegance and temperament.

With the Sport MomoDesign version, the new Ypsilon range addresses young motorists who are looking for a sporty car at an accessible price, which will guarantee excitement at the wheel, but will maintain the elegance and distinction that have decreed the success of this compact Lancia model.

The outside sports the new Lancia logo, and there are a number of stylistic and chromatic changes typical of the styling elements of products created by MomoDesign; this is underlined by the choice of four bodywork colours (Masaccio Black, Borromini Grey, Casorati Yellow and Raphael White) combined with exclusive opaque metallic Titanium grey on the tailgate, the roof and the wing mirrors. The overall effect is completed by the burnished metalluro finish of a number of elements, the foglights with body-coloured frames, the tone-on-tone ‘MomoDesign’ graphics on the central pillar and the original, exclusive 16” alloy wheels with a burnished diamond effect. The interior has the same sporty look, and the dark upholstery of the passenger compartment is perfectly matched with the black of the Airtex technological fabric on the seats and the leather that covers the steering wheel and gear lever knob, while a touch of extra elegance is added by the Ypsilon logo on the head-restraints. For extra sportiness, the range includes seats in leather and Alcantara® Starlite, sporting the words ‘MomoDesign’ in silver in the perforations.

People who enjoy driving will find that the compact new Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign behaves brilliantly on any road, and is always a pleasure to drive or to ride in, thanks to the low suspension set-up and the adoption of disc brakes even on the rear axle.

Where the engines are concerned, the brilliant 1.3 Multijet 16V is the most punchy, delivering 105 bhp at 4000 rpm and torque of 200 Nm (20.4 kgm) at 1750 rpm. Combined with the 5-speed gearbox, it takes the car to a top speed of 177 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10.3 seconds. Excellent performance that makes this the most powerful compact in its category, while fuel consumption and CO2 emissions remain excellent, a characteristic of the Multijet: 4.7 l/100 km in the combined cycle and 123 g/km.

The Sport MomoDesign range also includes a 95 bhp 1.4 16v petrol version, on which the entertainment is enhanced by a 6-speed manual gearbox (the DFN robotised gearbox is also available). And finally, those who want to combine the handling of a sports car and respect for the environment in a compact can choose the 90 bhp 1.3 Multijet 16v, which fits a DPF particulate filter as standard equipment.

Original styling and excellent performance are the distinguishing features of the new Lancia Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign. But it is also lavishly equipped: climate system, ‘Dual Drive’ electric power steering, Hi-Fi radio and CD player, remote door release, Follow me home device, dark rear windows, and steering wheel and gear lever knob in perforated leather with silver stitching. Plus, on the outside, distinctive diamond effect, burnished 16” alloys, and two colour-coded electrical wing mirrors. Standard safety equipment on the new Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign includes ABS complete with EBD, front airbags and curtain-bags (sidebags are available on request), and the sophisticated ESP system with ASR and a Hill Holder. The lavish outfit also includes electric front windows, a split rear seat that folds down and away and a steering-wheel that adjusts for height and reach. And finally, the customer can choose from a wide range of options, from the GranLuce sunroof to dual-zone automatic climate control, a Bose® Hi-Fi unit, satellite navigator and the Blue&Me® system.

A rear spoiler will be available after the launch, an ideal solution designed to make this sporty compact even more aggressive.

The Sport MomoDesign version has been on the market in Italy since the middle of June, and on other major European markets from July. It obviously inherits all the distinction and prestige of the Ypsilon itself, a model that combines excellent styling with cutting-edge technology. Just like all the best Italian luxury products, names that are famous all over the world.

Gallery: Exclusive New Lancia Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign