This is definitely a story for Friday! Actually, it started a few days ago, but as time went on, more and more details came to light that sounded more and more like science fiction – if they weren’t true! So: The other day, a local French newspaper published the news that a car had fallen into the water and that local rescuers had pulled it out. But they did not specify which car it was. Automobile journalists turned their attention to the news and gasped: it was a new generation Lancia Ypsilon hatchback!

But what was it doing in France and how did it end up in the water? It turns out that it was stolen from the parking lot of the Stellantis plant (Peugeot, Citroen, Opel) and it was a pre-production model! And the Lancia Ypsilon was at the French plant because from now on it will be the closest relative of the Peugeot 208 and 2008, Opel Corsa and other similar models, and will be produced at the same joint plant.

After the news about the drowned car and its rescue, Lancia decided to gradually “reveal the cards” and published a batch of branded photo teasers of the new model. Among them was a photo of the front end, which was so lacking to put the whole design of the new Lancia Ypsilon model together.

But now everything is clear: The “face” with Y-shaped LED lines, the main headlights at the bottom, the front door handles and the hidden rear door handles, the wheels also with a Y-shaped pattern, the dark insert on the trunk lid that connects the lights. That’s the description of the exterior. And we even know one interesting detail about the interior – there will be a table!

All that remains is to wait for the official debut of the Lancia Ypsilon. This is expected to happen in the first half of 2024.