Despite the fact that it shares its platform with the Panda, the Lancia model will not be mistaken for a Fiat, as it offers bespoke styling, which incorporates a number of design cues from the larger Delta. The main exterior features include the hidden rear door handles that give the impression of a three-door model, just like some Alfa Romeos do.
The body of the five-door model measures 3,840mm in length, 1,670mm in width, 1,510mm in height, and rides on a 2,390mm-long wheelbase. Lancia claims 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."
As with all the previous incarnation of the car, the 2011 model promises to offer high-quality interior and some 600 customization possibilities created by mixing and matching the 17 body colors (four of which are two-tone combinations), 3 interior trim levels (Silver, Gold and Platinum), 6 different upholstery trims and 3 types of alloy wheels.
From the get-go, the Ypsilon will come with a choice of four engines that are market-dependent: a 1.2-liter petrol unit with 69 hp, a 0.9-liter turbocharged two-cylinder petrol with 85 hp, a 1.3-liter MultiJet II turbo diesel delivering 95 hp and a dual-fuel petrol-LPG 1.2-liter unit producing 69 hp. All petrol and diesel engines are equipped with a Start&Stop system while some models also get low rolling resistance tires developed by Goodyear.