Lancia shows first images of new hot Ypsilon HF | CAR Magazine

Lancia shows first images of new hot Ypsilon HF

Published: 28 May 2024

► New Lancia Ypsilon HF revealed
► 237bhp electric car incoming
► Launches in Europe in May 2025

Lancia has revealed the first pictures and details for its new hotter Ypsilon HF supermini model. 

The new hot(ish) electric hatch has been revealed alongside the brand’s announcement that it is officially returning to rallying. Brand boss Luca Napolitano says that, with the launch of the new Ypsilon HF, that Lancia’s ‘sporty heart is starting to beat again.’

Lancia Ypsilon HF - front detail

Only a few performance specs have been announced, with the Ypsilon HF featuring a single e-motor that develops 237bhp – that’s good for a 0-62mph sprint in 5.8 seconds. Lancia says the HF model also features a widened track and lower suspension than a standard Ypsilon.

Lancia Ypsilon HF - interior

Design details include sharp-looking and blocky wheels and a smattering of black trimmings around the wheelarches and front end. The oval slots in the grille on the standard car have been removed for something a little more aggressive, too.

The new Ypsilon HF will launch in Continental Europe in May 2025 but, like the regular model, there’s no confirmation it will come to the UK. As well as revealing this Ypsilon HF model, Lancia has confirmed that its forthcoming Gamma and Delta models will also benefit from a HF model. 

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches