Instagram has been abuzz with leaked photos purportedly showcasing the all-new Lancia Ypsilon sans camouflage, offering an unobstructed view of its front and rear. Stellantis plans to officially unveil this electrified compact model in February.
These leaked images confirm the Ypsilon’s heavy inspiration from the Pu+Ra HPE Concept. They also align with recent spy photos that surfaced online, showing a Ypsilon prototype recovered from a river in France after an alleged theft. At the front, the new Ypsilon exhibits a reinterpretation of the calyx, boasting a distinct three-element light signature where subtle daytime running lights define its frontal appearance. Additional optical units are positioned lower, on the bumper.
Notably, the bumper details hint at a speculated high-performance model, the HF, rumored to share an electrified powertrain generating 240 horsepower. This powertrain might also be shared with the upcoming Jeep® Avenger 4xe and Abarth 600e.
Moving to the rear, circular headlights featuring Y-shaped details adorn the vehicle, accompanied by a plastic molding running along the hatch. The “Lancia” script replaces the traditional logo, with a subtle suggestion of a spoiler.
The all-new Ypsilon is slated for production at the Stellantis Figueruelas Assembly Plant in Spain and will be presented in Milan this coming February. It’s expected to debut with a limited edition Ypsilon Edizione Limtata Cassina, a collaboration with the Italian high-end furniture company, Cassina. Reportedly, Lancia plans to manufacture 1906 units. Additionally, the launch aims to reintroduce the Lancia name into critical markets such as France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands.