From Lancia press: The fourth series of the successful model – with over 1.5 million cars in circulation – the Lancia “mini flagship” is truly a heady mix of luxury, technology and power in just 3.84 metres and, for the first time ever, is proposed in a 5-door version designed to offer even greater convenience and comfort to devotees of Lancia charm, technological excellence and unique style.
The new Ypsilon is a stylish Italian “5-door” with the look typical of a “3-door”. It is a very compact car, so much so that it remains in segment "B Premium”, yet it offers surprising room and exceptional comfort: although just 384 cm long, 167 cm wide and 151 cm high, with a wheelbase of 239 cm, the new Ypsilon can accommodate up to five people, has one of the most spacious boots in its segment, in relation to dimensions, and is one of the best in class in terms of passenger room. Without increasing the size of the rear passenger area, excellent accessibility and comfort have been achieved with the use of “slim seats”, a technology used here for the first time by Fiat Group Automobiles.
The Euro 5 compliant 69 HP 1.2 8V engine, thanks to the Start&Stop system adopted that delivers a further reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of around 5%, is the latest evolution in the Fire family which, thanks to continuous updates and flexible architecture, remains a benchmark for the category.
The second engine, the 0.9 TwinAir, is the ideal solution for city use but, compared to the previously mentioned 69 HP 1.2, it has more power (85 HP) and torque (145 Nm at 2000 rpm). The first of a new family of two-cylinder engines by Fiat Powertrain, delivering from 65 to 105 HP, this 85 HP Turbo delivers a significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions (up to 30% less than an engine of equal performance). In addition, for more “eco-friendly” driving and reduced fuel consumption, you can simply press the ECO button on the dashboard, which limits torque to 100 Nm at 2000 rpm. This allows the car to reach segment-leading CO2 emission levels: 97 g/km with DFN semi-automatic gearbox and 99 g/Km with manual gearbox. Among other things, the DFN semi-automatic gearbox, which was originally launched on the Ypsilon back in 2003, developed in conjunction with Magneti Marelli, has been updated to offer greater driving comfort and at the same time reduce fuel consumption and emissions.