After ten years on the market, the third generation of the Lancia Ypsilon was not a spring chicken anymore, so the Italian automaker added a new refresh for it.
Once a prestigious brand, Lancia started to fade away, and its line of products was reduced to just one: the Fiat 500-based Ypsilon. It was the carmaker's solution to keep the brand on the market without plunging deep into Fiat's pockets, and it even tried to make some profit by offering a premium vehicle in a segment where customers usually look for lower prices. And yet, there were many people who chose to spend a little more and get a vehicle with a more luxurious look than a mundane Fiat Panda.
The upgraded version received a new front fascia enhanced by a grille with satin-chromed vertical slats. In addition, the headlights received new LED daytime running lights inside, underlining the headlamps. At the back, the taillights also received an LED treatment with vertical lines. But all these changes wouldn't have been enough with further enhancements in the cabin.
Customers found a new seven-inch infotainment system mounted atop the center stack. This supported Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. That brought the Ypsilon to a new era. Besides that, the automaker added a few colors and materials to the options list. But despite the new look, the Ypsilon still didn't provide a roomier interior for its occupants.
Under the hood, the automaker added new gasoline and turbo-diesel engines. In addition, it also offered a hybrid version.