Lancia Ypsilon: The mythical Italian urban catches up "in everything..."

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To say that the Lancia Ypsilon catches up "in everything" is a bit of an exaggeration. but he is also partly right. Do you know how old this model is? Well, to be exact, it saw the light of day at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and has been around ever since like its Fiat cousins, the 500 and Panda. But also, it is the only model that keeps the Italian firm alive in its native country, since in the rest of the world it is no longer for sale...

Thus, That a product like the Lancia Ypsilon has been on the market for 12 years is worth mentioning. And this is where that tagline of "catching up with everything" comes in, since in all the restylings it has received throughout its already long life, it has always improved. The most important have been a hybrid mechanics and the arrival of a more current infotainment system. Well, now it receives another twist. And now they go...

The restyling that premieres the current Lancia Ypsilon gives it, among other novelties, a wireless charger…

The first thing you need to know, or remember, is that the Lancia Ypsilon has to hold out until the year 2024. This year it is expected that his replacement from which There is already a design and it will also be manufactured in Spain. From there it is logical to understand that the evolution of the current Ypsilon is fair. The Silver finish debuts details in black on the grill, bumper, spoiler, logo or the DRL optics. In addition, the body debuts the new Dew Green tone.

Indoors the Ypsilon also makes changes. The most obvious is the touch of color in blue that goes through different parts of the dashboard and door panels. It also reaches the ventilation outlets, the gear lever knob or the steering wheel. Nor is there a lack of Seaqual Yarn upholstery made with a high percentage of recycled plastics from the Mediterranean Sea. In connectivity it also improves, with a very current gadget.

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Despite its age, the 7-inch center touchscreen supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And not only that, add a wireless phone charger to the base of the center console. In terms of equipment and security there are no changes, denoting the passage of time. In any case, it has several airbags and the "angelic" protection of the well-known ABS and EBD systems, as well as TCS traction controls and ESP stability.

Are there changes in its mechanical range…?

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Where there are no changes is in its mechanical range. The motor Mild Hybrid combines a 1.0 HP (3 kW) 70 51-cylinder gasoline engine from the Firefly family with a 12-volt BSG electric motor and lithium battery. But in Italy they also enjoy a LPG Ecochic version which replaces the electrical system with LPG gas. It seems like a short range, but in 2022 it sold 40.991 units in Italy, being the leader with a market share of 15,3%.

Hopefully his replacement is up to the task, because what Stellantis is achieving with the current Ypsilon will surely go down in the history books of the automotive sector... Patience...

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