Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lancia - Al Ain Japan

he Lancia Ypslion has received a digital makeover from Khalil B. who envisioned the model in a hotter HF version.

Al Ain Japan - Japanese Used Car Dealers

Most of you have probably heard that Lancia is in a critical condition since Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced the brand will soon be offered only in Italy and they will sell just one model, the Ypsilon. Now, Khalil B. decided to digitally create a hotter version of the model wearing the legendary "HF"” (High Fidelity) moniker.

The more potent Lancia Ypsilon envisioned in these renders wears a slightly more aggressive body kit with beefier bumpers, larger alloy wheels, muscular side skirts and a roof-mounted spoiler. It also comes with a dual exhaust arrangement and red accents on the rear diffuser while the mirrors wear a two-tone red and black theme.

At launch, three different engines will be available. The 1.2-liter EVO produces 69 PS (51 kW / 68 hp) and 102 Nm (75 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 14.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 163 km/h (101 mph). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 4.5 L/100km (62.8 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 115 g/km.

For something more powerful, the 0.9-liter TwinAir two-cylinder develops 85 PS (63 kW / 84 hp) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra oomph, the dash from 0-100 km/h takes 11.9 seconds and the top speed is 176 km/h (109 km/h). Despite the extra grunt, the TwinAir is impressively efficient as it has an average fuel consumption of 4.2 L/100km (67.3 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

On the diesel side, the 1.3-liter MultiJet II has 95 PS (70 kW / 94 hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque.  It enables the Ypsilon to run from 0-100 km/h in 11.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 183 km/h (114 mph). Lastly, the engine averages 3.8 L/100km (74.3 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

Inside, the cabin is highly-customizable but all models have a center-mounted instrument cluster and metallic accents. Three different trim levels will be offered and the range-topping variant has leather upholstery, a premium audio system and Blue&Me-TomTom LIVE.

Although it has a lot of potential, an uprated version of the Ypsilon is simply not enough to put Lancia back on the map but it would represent a solid first step to keep the brand afloat.