Lancia enthusiasts and automotive aficionados alike have been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the much-anticipated new Lancia Ypsilon, set to grace the stage in Milan this coming February. With recent teaser images released, a glimpse into the design ethos and innovative features of the Lancia Ypsilon Cassina Limited Edition—the vanguard model of Lancia’s bold foray into the world of all-electric vehicles—has been unveiled.
The curtain has been pulled back on a meticulously crafted rear design, showcasing the car’s signature round LED rear lights. Inspired by the iconic Lancia Stratos, these lights evoke the spirit of Lancia’s storied rally history while being reimagined with a modern twist. Embodying a perfect blend of purity and boldness, the circular LED headlights frame the timeless Lancia logo, echoing the brand’s rich heritage.
An intriguing addition to these lights is the incorporation of the letter Y within the design—a symbolic nod to the vehicle’s name and a striking synthesis of style within the circular contours.
Moving to the front, a redesigned Lancia goblet, a cherished emblem from the brand’s heritage, takes center stage. Evolved for the modern era, it boasts three radiant LED rays, ensuring instant recognition whether by day or night. Embracing this iconic symbol is the new Lancia lettering, exquisitely crafted in satin stainless steel and inspired by the world of high fashion, underscoring the brand’s aspirations for desirability and contemporaneity.
Steering toward the technological heart of the Ypsilon Cassina Limited Edition is the focal point named S.A.L.A. (Sound Air Light Augmentation). Serving as the infotainment hub, S.A.L.A. strives to create a homely driving experience, drawing inspiration from the comforts of one’s living room. This innovative system features dual HD screens, with the primary display serving as a control panel for audio, climate control, and lighting. Its customizable, widget-based interface promises effortless personalization, allowing drivers to tailor their in-car ambiance effortlessly.
The forthcoming launch of the new Lancia Ypsilon Limited Edition Cassina—a testament to Lancia’s transformation journey, from a brand that was almost killed off with only a single vehicle, sold in one country, to aiming at an all-electric portfolio focused on several European countries. It is interesting to see how the Italian marque transistion, as the Chrysler brand looks to do something very similar. Remember, it wasn’t that long ago, that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, aligned the Lancia and Chrysler brands.