Lancia Still Alive – Ypsilon Hybrid PresentedMarch 8, 2020
The Italian company showed a hybrid version of the city car Ypsilon. The minimum price for a new product will be 14,450 euros
Earlier this year, Fiat, the Italian brand, introduced the so-called “soft-hybrid” versions of its 500 and Panda city models. Such versions of these cars are already available in Europe.
Another Italian automaker, the Lancia brand, has decided to introduce an electrified performance of its only Ypsilon model. If you don’t know, Ypsilon is largely based on the Fiat 500, and yes, it’s in particular a new hybrid installation.
In fact, the Lancia Ypsilon hybrid is mechanically identical to the new 500 and Panda hybrids. All three cars are powered by a 70-horsepower FireFly 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine coupled to a 12-volt BSG electric motor (belt generator).
The electric motor is powered by a small lithium battery. According to representatives of Lancia, the Ypsilon Hybrid should reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 20% compared with its non-hybrid counterpart.
It is reported that the new hybrid version of the subcompact Lancia Ypsilon hatchback is available in the online configurator on the official Lancia website. The initial price tag on the Ypsilon Hybrid is at around 14,450 euros. For this amount, you get a hybrid Ypsilon in silver, a manual air conditioning, 15-inch wheels in matte black and a separate rear seat.
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