Founded in Turin in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and specializing from the outset in the manufacture of luxury vehicles, Lancia is among the oldest Italian automakers, and no one would have thought that one day the fate of the brand would depend entirely on a hatchback born, moreover, under another brand.
The relaunch of the historic Italian brand, in fact, passes through the Lancia Ypsilon, which will be presented in Milan in February and inaugurates the brand’s electric course. The final images of the citycar leaked during the filming of the launch commercial confirm the style of the car, which in the rear displays round headlights inspired by the Stratos, one of the absolute queens of rallying, for victories and beauty. Revival but with a modern twist, inside the circular headlight clusters are clearly visible “Y”-shaped LED graphics.
The electric Lancia Ypsilon will make its debut with the special Cassina series, made in 1906 units, a number celebrating the year of the car manufacturer’s founding, with 156 horsepower, 54 kW hour battery and a range of about 400 kilometers, it will be about 4.1 meters long and will be born on the STLA Small platform by Stellantis. Then it will be the turn of the hybrid engine, powered by the 1.2 3-cylinder gasoline with 100 or 136 horsepower supported by a 48 V mild hybrid system to optimize emissions and fuel consumption. But Lancia Ypsilon is only the first step in the brand’s renaissance: in 2026 the flagship Gamma will arrive, and the grand return of Lancia Delta, which will be electric-only, is set for 2028.