Lancia Ypsilon HF: our exclusive info on the sporty city car, more powerful than expected

We were privileged to be invited by Lancia to discover their new Lancia Ypsilon range. Among the models presented, two in particular caught our attention: the Lancia Ypsilon Rally 4 and the long-awaited Lancia Ypsilon HF. The latter, the sporty version of the city car, has a big surprise in store: more power than expected.

Impressive power

Initially announced at 240 hp in the 100 % electric version, thehe new Lancia Ypsilon HF finally gets up to 280 hpall as Alfa Romeo recently did for Junior (Will the Abarth 600 follow suit?). Equipped with the eMotors M4The new Peugeot 3008 is the first to benefit from this engine's full potential, with a power output of up to 210 kW. Thanks to this engine, the Lancia Ypsilon HF accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 secondsa promise of thrills at the wheel.


The M4 motor, manufactured at the Stellantis plant in Trémery, is the latest addition to the Franco-Japanese eMotors brand from Stellantis / Nidec. This M4 can deliver power ranging from 210 hp to 285 hp and torque of 345 Nm. Currently, the range includes the M2, M3, and M4 models, and we can expect even more powerful engines to be revealed in the future. The Lancia Ypsilon HF is based on the CMP2 platform, an evolution of the CMP optimized for dynamic driving. This platform includes a chassis with wider tracks, lowered suspension and other adjustments designed to improve performance and handling.

A sporty, refined interior

The interior of the Lancia Ypsilon HF is as sporty as its body. It features beautiful bucket seats which provide excellent support, enhanced by reminders of the Lancia HF sports world. Among these details, the brand's emblematic elephant is presenta symbol of good luck in Lancia's early racing days. A fine nod to history.


A model still in pre-production

Although the model presented on our visit is still in pre-production, unofficial information suggests that the Lancia Ypsilon HF should weigh less than 1.6 tonnes. It's likely to be a front-wheel-drive model, as envisaged by the CMP2 platform. One question remains unanswered: will it have an artificial sound, like the Abarth 600, or will it remain silent, like the 280-hp Alfa Romeo Junior Veloce?

The price of this sporty city car has not yet been officially announced. To give an idea, the 156 hp electric version of the Lancia Ypsilon Cassina is currently priced at €39,500, and we've been told that the 280 hp Alfa Romeo Junior would be around €48,000. We can therefore estimate that the Lancia Ypsilon HF could come in at between €40,000 and €45,000.


We'll have to wait until 2025 to try out this new Lancia Ypsilon HF. However, if the driving experience is as good as that of the 280 bhp Alfa Romeo Junior, this 280 hp city car promises to be extremely pleasant to drive. We look forward to seeing you in 2025 to discover this little bomb on the road.


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  1. Power overkill to compensate for an edifying design! 🫣 What's the point! 🙄🤔
    And then the prices: €40-45,000!!! 😅
    We're walking on our heads, in tune with the times!...

  2. Okay, so that takes away any exclusivity from the Milanior, which is also heavier than this Corsylon. That's crazy...

    Fire those incompetents!

  3. Supposedly, the 280hp achieved in the Milanior was made possible by improvements "Made by Alfa Romeo and for Alfa Romeo".

    This group lies all the time. It's exhausting. Tooth pullers.

  4. The Lancia Ypsilon HF might be interesting. The price may seem high, but it's actually not that much more than the competition or an Abarth 500e.
    I was recently in Italy and saw a 100hp Ypsilon hybrid on the street in front of an Alfa Romeo - Lancia garage. The front end is a bit unusual.

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