Lancia’s return is rapidly nearing, and the first car from the revived brand will be the third-generation Ypsilon. This all-new EV model, shown for the first time without camouflage at a recent photo session in Italy, is a long cry from its old predecessor.
The Lancia Ypsilon has been around since 2011, but it’s fair to say it’s seen better days. The upcoming model, on the other hand, represents a dramatic break from the existing design. This hatchback has received a comprehensive renovation and exudes elegance while remaining current.
The outside of the next-generation Ypsilon is a breath of fresh air. It’s painted a stylish dark blue with sleek black accents and features a distinguishing split LED light bar with a small central element running vertically. The primary headlamp units are nestled beneath it, accompanied by a black grille.
The gloss black wheels with silver accents look sleek, and the thick C-pillars, which are also gloss black, add to the vehicle’s contemporary appearance. At the back, we see a black roof spoiler and a black decklid with the big Lancia badge.
Inside, the Ypsilon features a digital instrument cluster and a wide landscape-oriented infotainment display.
Lancia has stated that the future model would be available in hybrid and battery-electric configurations. While details about the hybrid powertrain are scant, the battery-electric variant is quite straightforward.
Lancia is a Stellantis brand, hence its powertrain should be similar to those of Jeep and Peugeot. This means we should expect a 156 horsepower electric motor fueled by the usual 54 kWh battery pack. We would love to be proven wrong, of course.