Lancia Y

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Lancia Y (1995-2000)
Lancia Y (1995-2000)
Production period: 1995-2003
Class : Small car
Body versions : Station wagon
Petrol engines : 1.1–1.4 liters
(40–63 kW)
Length: 3723-3741 mm
Width: 1690 mm
Height: 1435 mm
Wheelbase : 2380 mm
Empty weight : 850-920 kg
Previous model Autobianchi Y10 / Lancia Y10
successor Lancia Ypsilon (843)
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The Lancia Y is a small car from the Italian brand Lancia . It was built from autumn 1995 to late summer 2003. The predecessor was the Lancia Y10 , which had been in production since March 1985 .


The vehicle was particularly noticeable due to its innovative design, which comes from the Italian designer Enrico Fumia. Because of its extravagant and polarizing appearance, it was particularly popular with Italian customers, while it tends to eke out a niche existence in the rest of Europe. The Y was offered in an unusual variety of colors and equipment for this vehicle class. It was available with seat covers made from the microfiber Alcantara in various colors. In addition to 13 standard colors, the customer could choose from 100 other shades from the so-called Kaleidos range.


After the facelift in October 2000, Lancia used a so-called “Castiglio” microfiber for the covers instead of Alcantara. At times, leather covers were also available ex works, which could also be retrofitted. Another feature is the arrangement of the instruments in the middle of the dashboard. The comfort equipment always included central locking and electric windows. Air conditioning with a pollen filter was available for an extra charge or as standard, as well as electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors with outside temperature displays, light alloy wheels and a sliding roof.

The Y in the LX version (from 2000) had a Blaupunkt radio with an integrated satellite navigation system as standard. The vehicle was available on the German market with two airbags and ABS right from the start, and later with side airbags.

Technically, the little Lancia is closely related to the first generation Fiat Punto at the time and has a number of identical parts. However, unlike the Punto, the Y was only ever available with three doors. The vehicle was only available with gasoline engines. There was a 1.1-l-8V-FIRE variant with 40 kW (55 PS), a 1.2-l-8V FIRE with 44 kW (60 PS), and a 1.4-l-12V engine with initially 55 kW (75 PS) and later 59 kW (80 PS), at the end of the series, the 1.2-liter 16V FIRE engine with 59 to 63 kW (80 to 86 PS) was installed. A 5- / 6-speed manual gearbox was used for power transmission or, for a surcharge, a continuously variable automatic gearbox in conjunction with the 1.2 l 44 kW FIRE engine .

The base model of the Y was marketed under the designation LE, above that the LS and above this the LX equipment. The equipment variant Elefantino Blu , originally planned as a temporary special model , soon became the fixed basic version and eventually replaced the LE. For the sporty customer, Lancia offered the Y Elefantino Rosso , which is equipped, among other things, with a sports chassis, light alloy wheels in a titanium look and a shorter gearbox in conjunction with the most powerful engine. The special models in Germany were the Y Cosmopolitan , Y Unica and, in the last year of production, the Y Nuova LS , of which only 150 were sold at selected dealers in Germany. Outside Germany, the Y DoDo and Y Vanity models as well as a limited luxury version of the LX limited to 300 pieces were also available.

In March 2003, the Lancia Ypsilon (843) was presented as the successor, which went on sale in October of the same year.

Technical specifications


  • Lancia catalogs, price lists and press releases
  • German operating instructions Lancia Y

Individual evidence


Web links

Commons : Lancia Y  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Timeline of Lancia and Autobianchi models since 1945
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[1] also built by Seat in Spain
[2] also sold as Saab Lancia 600 in Scandinavia

  • Distributed under the “Autobianchi” brand
  • In Italy under the “Autobianchi” brand, abroad as “Lancia”
  • Lancia models, developed together with PSA and also built by SEVEL as Peugeot, Citroën and Fiat
  • Lancia models, from the cooperation with Chrysler , sold as Lancia in Europe