Lancia Ypsilon (846)

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Lancia Ypsilon Platinum (2011-2016)
Lancia Ypsilon Platinum (2011-2016)
Production period: since 2011
Class : Small car
Body versions : Station wagon
Engines: Otto engines :
0.9–1.2 liters
(51–63 kW)
Diesel engines :
1.3 liters (70 kW)
Length: 3837-3842 mm
Width: 1676 mm
Height: 1518-1520 mm
Wheelbase : 2390 mm
Empty weight : 965-1165 kg
Previous model Lancia Ypsilon
Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test (2015) 2 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test

The Lancia Ypsilon (type 846), or in some countries called Lancia New Ypsilon , is a small car made by the Italian automobile manufacturer Lancia .

The vehicle is the successor to the Lancia Ypsilon of the same name and was presented at the 81st Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 . It was sold in Europe from June 2011 and in Germany from July 2, 2011. From September 2011 the car was also sold under the Chrysler brand in Great Britain and Ireland . At the same time, the three-door predecessor continued to be built and sold in some European countries.

At the end of April 2017, Lancia stopped exporting the vehicle. Since then, the Ypsilon has only been available on the Italian home market.


With the introduction of the first series (back then as the Y10 ) in the early summer of 1985, Lancia established the segment of luxury / lifestyle small cars. After all previous Ypsilon models were built exclusively with three doors until 2011, the new Ypsilon (internal: Type 846) is only offered as a five-door model. The rear doors were optically concealed by the positioning of the handles at the end of the window strip, which rises significantly towards the rear.

The "New Ypsilon" receives the new radiator grille, with horizontal struts tapered in the middle. The fourth generation of the Ypsilon was designed in the Centro Stile Lancia and follows the design language introduced with the Delta III .

16 different finishes are available, including four bi-color finishes. Here, the bonnet, the roof and the spoiler attachment on the tailgate are painted in a different color than the rest of the body. Compared to its predecessor, the vehicle has become three centimeters longer (3.84 m), one centimeter lower (1.52 m) and almost two centimeters narrower (1.68 m). The wheelbase remained unchanged.

The Ypsilon has LED taillights and daytime running lights on the front. Bi-xenon headlights with headlight washers are optionally available. The smart fuel system is a novelty, which eliminates the need to screw the fuel filler cap. The tank is automatically opened and closed by hanging or pulling out the nozzle.


Lancia Ypsilon (since 2016)

At the end of 2011, the engine range was expanded to include a variant of the 1.2-liter engine under the name Ypsilon Ecochic , which can also be operated with LPG . A year later, the manufacturer added a CNG- powered variant of the 0.9-liter drive to its range.

At the IAA 2015, Lancia presented a facelift for the Ypsilon. In addition to a revision of the front design, this includes a modified interior design. In addition, two new colors and the Uconnect infotainment system, which was previously not available in the Ypsilon, were introduced.

inner space

The design of the dashboard is based on the predecessor. The instruments were arranged in the middle of the dashboard. Directly below the radio and the controls for the heating or air conditioning, the gearshift lever is mounted in the middle of the dashboard and is therefore higher than usual.

The seats can be covered with fabric, “Castiglio” microfiber or a fabric / leather combination. Depending on the equipment and the seat upholstery, the door panels are sometimes covered with synthetic leather or natural silk. It is probably unique in this vehicle class that part of the dashboard is also covered with textile or synthetic leather. There is a choice of a rear bench seat with two seats that can be folded down in a 50:50 ratio or a three-seat bench that can be folded down in a 60:40 ratio.


The equipment of the Ypsilon is extensive for this vehicle class. There are u. a. Automatic air conditioning, fog lights, cruise control, trip computer, leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, audio system with radio and MP3 / CD player, "Blue & Me" system with voice control, light and rain sensor, rear parking sensors and various 15 or 16-inch alloy wheels, some of them too in bi-color design. There is also a so-called 360 ° sound system with 500 watts, a "Blue & Me-TomTom2" navigation system and a semi-automatic parking assistant "Magic Parking". A large “Granluce” sliding glass roof is available for the Ypsilon. This sunroof takes up almost 70 percent of the headliner and consists of two glass panels (one fixed and one movable) and two sun blinds that slide independently of each other towards the center of the roof.

There are three equipment lines (Silver, Gold and Platinum) as well as changing special models.


The Lancia Ypsilon comes with six airbags as standard (driver / front passenger airbag and two side and head airbags). ABS with electronic brake force distributor (EBD) and an electronic stability program (ESC) with brake assist, hill start assist, ASR and MSR are also always standard. The vehicle also has headrests on all seats (they are also active on the front seats), child seat attachment (Isofix), safety pedals and steering column, fire prevention system, only 3-point seat belts (front with seat belt tensioners, seat belt force limiters and acoustic warning signal at belt not fastened), child safety devices in the rear doors and an electronic immobilizer.

Technology and engines

The floor pan is related to that of the Fiat 500 . In addition to a manual transmission, there is an automatic transmission with five stages in combination with the 0.9  TwinAir engine. This so-called DFN transmission (DFN for Dolce Far Niente , in English: the sweet idleness) is an automated manual transmission, i.e. a conventional manual transmission in which one unit operates the clutch and another unit engages the gears, controlled by control electronics. Of course, there is no clutch pedal in this case. The transmission combines the efficiency of a manual transmission with the advantages of an automatic transmission.

All gasoline and diesel engines in the Ypsilon are equipped as standard with a start & stop system and also have a switching point display.

Petrol engines

  • 1.2 8V, 51 kW (69 PS), since 2011 (since 2012 also with LPG)
  • 0.9 TwinAir 8V, 63 kW (85 PS), since 2011 (since 2013 also with natural gas)

Since the start of sales, two Otto engines have been offered, namely the 1.2 8V and the 0.9 TwinAir 8V two-cylinder engine. All engines meet the Euro 5 emissions standard.

Diesel engine

The 1.3 Multijet 16V with 70 kW (95 PS), which also fulfills the Euro 5 emissions standard, was also added to the market launch. This engine achieves a combined consumption of 3.8 l diesel (99 g / km CO> 2 emissions) using the start & stop system.

Technical specifications

supporting documents

Web links


  1. ^ Result of the Lancia Ypsilon in the Euro NCAP crash test (2015)
  2. Lancia Germany discontinues sales
  3. Archived copy ( memento of the original dated June 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Tank filler neck without screw cap @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic presentation
  5. Introduction of the CNG version
  6. Facelift 2015
Timeline of Lancia and Autobianchi models since 1945
Type Lancia, independent until 1969 Purchased by Fiat in 1969, Fiat number range since then
Autobianchi, JV between Bianchi, Fiat and Pirelli from 1967 100% part of the Fiat group abroad as Lancia, in Italy as Autobianchi
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Microcar Bianchina Giardiniera
Small car A112 Y10 (156) Y (840) Ypsilon (843) Ypsilon (846)
Compact class A111 Delta I [2] (831) Delta II (836) Delta III (844)
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Fulvia Coupé / Sport Beta Coupé [1] / Spider / Montecarlo (828)
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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