As you probably know, Lancia’s destiny is to become an Italy-only brand, with the lineup to be reduced to only one model, the Ypsilon. Nevertheless, at the Geneva Motor Show, Lancia will show two models based on its supermini, the Ypsilon Elefantino ’14 collection and the Ypsilon ELLE show car.
The former has received some updates for the 2014 model year including new paint colors, interiors, color accents and customizations options. On sale from March in Italy, the Elefantino will be available in three new body paint colors (Kaki Grey, Zaffiro Blue and Carrara Grey) combined with three new color accents – Lime, Watermelon and Coconut.
The three new color details accent the Elefantino badge on the tailgate, the “Y” badge on the hub caps and on the side pillar. The grille, mirror fairings and hub caps can be painted either glossy black or matt grey. The new Lancia Ypsilon Elefantino ’14 comes with customization packs, two for each of the three color accents.
Special graphics are available on the side pillar and hubcaps – “Camouflage” for the Lime version, “Animalier” for the Watermelon version and “Pois” for the Coconut version. The all-new “Urban Chic” interiors feature new graphic fabrics embellished by stitching and Ypsilon logo matching the exterior color accents, in addition to new glossy black or matt grey dashboard and door panel finishes.
Standard equipment for the Ypsilon Elefantino ’14 includes climate control, ESC, radio with CD and MP3 player, Blue&Me system, leather trim for gear knob and steering wheel with radio controls, electric door mirrors and chrome tail pipe.
In addition to the Elefantino collection, Lancia will also display the Ypsilon ELLE show car that previews a production model launching in September. Lancia says it features “top quality materials from the world of fashion” and a unique paintwork.
The show car has the ELLE logo on the wheel arch, a two-color Glam Cipria/Pearlescent Black livery, as well as leather and Alcantara upholstery with with Galuchat-effect (high-quality leather characterized by naturally pearly grain) matching the exterior paintwork.
By Dan Mihalascu