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Lancia comeback! 2024 Lancia Ypsilon electric car revealed, launch edition limited to 1906 units

The Ypsilon is the brand’s first EV and comes ahead of other upcoming models, including a new Lancia Delta.

Ahead of the full model’s official launch, a special edition of the Lancia Ypsilon electric car has been revealed in a video and series of images by the Italian brand.

The 2024 Lancia Ypsilon EV hatchback, shown off in its Cassina Limited Edition variant, is the first in an effective ‘relaunch’ of the Lancia brand into the electrification age.

While only 1906 numbered units of the Cassina edition will be available, the regular Ypsilon is set to launch later in February.

Details of the underpinnings and drivetrain of the Ypsilon are yet to be confirmed - as is pricing and availability in certain markets - but it’s likely the electric hatchback is based on the same eCMP platform as two other EVs in the Stellantis group: Peugeot’s e-208 and the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.

Lancia has confirmed a 403km claimed driving range under WLTP testing for the Ypsilon.

Lancia has, however, confirmed a 403km claimed driving range under WLTP testing for the Ypsilon, as well as stating it comes with “state-of-the-art charging times”, though doesn’t specify a figure.

It’s likely the electric hatchback is based on the same eCMP platform as two other EVs in the Stellantis group: Peugeot’s e-208 and the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.

The Lancia Ypsilon also features what the brand calls its “SALA” (Sound Air Light Augmentation) multimedia system, with two HD screens and a “centralised control panel for audio, climate, and lighting”.'

The interior as shown in the brand’s official imagery also appears to feature a large, round central platform that houses a prominent smartphone wireless charging pad.

The Lancia Ypsilon also features what the brand calls its “SALA” (Sound Air Light Augmentation) multimedia system, with two HD screens and a “centralised control panel for audio, climate, and lighting”.

This launch edition was designed alongside its namesake furniture company Cassina, with the collaboration producing the unique Sapphire Blue colour scheme, velvet seats with a "cannelloni" motif, and the raised console table.

The Ypsilon is one of at least three models the brand has announced it will launch this decade, with a Lancia “flagship” model to launch in 2026, followed by a mid-size, pure electric revival of the Delta nameplate in 2028.

The interior as shown in the brand’s official imagery also appears to feature a large, round central platform that houses a prominent smartphone wireless charging pad.

Chances of the brand launching in Australia are low, with a Stellantis Australia spokesperson telling CarsGuide  in 2023 there are currently “no plans” to reintroduce the marque here.

Chris Thompson
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Racing video games, car-spotting on road trips, and helping wash the family VL Calais Turbo as a kid were all early indicators that an interest in cars would stay present in Chris’ life, but loading up his 1990 VW Golf GTI Mk2 and moving from hometown Brisbane to work in automotive publishing in Melbourne ensured cars would be a constant. With a few years as MOTOR Magazine’s first digital journalist under his belt, followed by a stint as a staff journalist for Wheels Magazine, Chris’ career already speaks to a passion for anything with four wheels, especially the 1989 Mazda MX-5 he currently owns. From spending entire weeks dissecting the dynamic abilities of sports cars to weighing up the practical options for car buyers from all walks of life, Chris’ love for writing and talking about cars means if you’ve got a motoring question, he can give you an answer.
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