TURIN – Lancia’s expansion beyond Italy will start in February when it unveils the third-generation Ypsilon small car, starting with a full-electric variant in a limited edition of 1,906 units, the brand said.
The new Ypsilon is a crucial model for Lancia, as parent company Stellantis is seeking to revive the brand with a lineup of premium models and a return to selling cars outside of Italy. It will go on sale in summer 2024 as a five-door small car.
It will be the first full-electric Lancia as well as the last to offer an internal-combustion-engine variant.
Lancia now sells only one model, the current five-door Ypsilon that was launched in 2011. It is built on the Mini platform developed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before the merger with PSA Group to form Stellantis. The Fiat Panda shares the architecture.