Our spies have sent us an additional batch of images with the 2016 Lancia Ypsilon facelift spotted near the Arctic Circle.

Our spies have sent us an additional batch of images with the 2016 Lancia Ypsilon facelift spotted near the Arctic Circle.

Last year we heard a Fiat representative saying troubled automaker Lancia will be transformed into an Italy-only marque where the sole model on offering is going to be the Ypsilon. The third generation of the supermini went on sale in 2011 as an "alternative premium city car" and now it's about to receive a mid-cycle nip and tuck which will be commercialized until 2018 when Lancia could be axed altogether.

Manufactured in Poland at the Tychy factory, the Ypsilon facelift will feature redesigned front and rear bumpers, a new front grille and revised headlights & taillights. Extensive changes could be planned on the interior cabin judging by the amount of disguise hiding the door panels and dashboard. You will notice the dials are still positioned in the middle while below should be the latest Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system.

As far as the engines are concerned, these will probably be carried over from the upcoming Fiat 500 facelift so there should be a 69 bhp 1.2-liter naturally aspirated motor, a pair of TwinAir 0.9-liter 2-cylinder turbos with 85 bhp & 105 bhp along with a 95 bhp 1.3-liter MultiJet diesel. In select markets, the Ypsilon is also offered in a 69 bhp 1.2-liter LPG guise and a gasoline & methane 80 bhp 0.9-liter TwinAir version.

Expect the Lancia Ypsilon facelift to be introduced in the months to come.

Lancia Ypsilon facelift spied inside and out near the Arctic Circle