The Lancia Ypsilon is a supermini manufactured by the Italian manufacturer Lancia since 1996. It is the replacement of the Lancia Y10.
The first Lancia Ypsilon was based on and shares its underpinnings with the first generation of the Fiat Punto. However, unlike its more pedestrian counterpart, the Lancia Ypsilon is available only with a 3-door hatchback body. It was generation was available only with petrol engines from 1. 1 L to 1. 4 L. The top model 1. 4 L was an old model with 12 valves, and was eventually replaced with a 16-valve 1. 2 L, smaller but more comprehensive, with 63 Kw (86 PS).
An all-new version was launched in 2003, still only with a 3-door body, and now based on the second Fiat Punto. The Lancia Ypsilon is Lancia's best-selling model, in spite of the fact Fiat Auto is trying to sphere the Lancia make as luxury. The motor range goes from 1. 2 L to 1. 4 L, alongside the 1. 3 Multijet Diesel, with performance going from 44 Kw (60 PS) to 70 Kw (95 PS). The second generation has increased dashboard space and more equipment, including traditional ABS, climate control and auxillary CD player, cruise control, alloy wheels and a sequential manual gearbox. A 5-door mini MPV version of the Lancia Ypsilon is sold as the Musa.
The sporty new Fiat Punto Evo Abarth also features a new performance mode selection system that modulates motor, braking and steering action to provide a choice of two various driving styles - Sport and Normal - to suit road conditions and driver preference.
The mode selector is conveniently located on the central tunnel in front of the gear lever and lets you switch between the two modes rapidly and easily, simply by moving a lever. The currently selected mode is displayed on the dash. If you are looking for a secure, relaxing drive, all you have to do is select Normal mode, while if you feel the need to enjoy the full performance of your Fiat Punto Evo Abarth, flip the switch to Sport position and thrill to the power! Sport mode makes the vehicle more responsive, using electrical servo systems to modify handling and deliver the ultimate sporting feel. Due attention has also been paid to security of course, so Sport mode also engages the TTC system automatically.
As in rally vehicles, the driver is assisted by GSI (gear Shift Indicator). On the Fiat Punto Evo Abarth, GSI acts like an intelligent co-driver and offers a signal on the instrument panel to tell you when the right moment has arrived to shift up reducing fuel consumption.
The Fiat Punto Evo Abarth's 1. 4 Multiair petrol motor also features Fiat's high-tech Start&stop system. This switches the motor off automatically when the car comes to a halt and the motor is left to idle, and restarts it again as soon as you are ready to move off. The system finds its perfect application in situations like city traffic and sequences of traffic lights. Whenever the control logic permits, Start&stop automatically switches off the motor, saving up to 10% of fuel consumption and emissions in the urban cycle and up to 3. 5% in the NEDC test cycle.