Amidst the gloom for Lancia enthusiasts of rebadged Chryslers on the Lancia stand at Geneva, there were several variations on the new-for-2011 Ypsilon small car.
2011 Lancia Ypsilon – the lowdown
What you’re looking at in our photo gallery is a five-door hatchback based on the 500/Panda/Ford Ka platform. In past iterations the Ypsilon has been a three-door, and Lancia has styled the new edition with concealed door handles to continue the familiar look with a practical twist.
Inside the Ypsilon also gets a bespoke interior with central instrument panel. Engines are the 900cc TwinAir or 1.2-litre eight-valve petrol engines; and the 1.3-litre MultiJet II turbodiesel. In addition the Ypsilon can be had with LPG fueling for the 1.2-litre engine.
Is the new Ypsilon going to sprout Chrysler badges?
Yes. The plan is to sell the little Lancia as a Chrysler from September in the UK and Ireland. Be prepared to be surprised.