The new Lancia Ypsilon is an attempt to appeal to male younger, male buyers

A new Lancia Ypsilon variant has been unveiled at this week’s Bologna motor show – and will come to the UK wearing a Chrysler badge next year. The Ypsilon Black & Red is a new version of the five-door supermini that is an attempt to appeal to younger, male buyers.

On the continent the Ypsilon is sold in Silver, Gold and Platinum trim levels (over here we get S, SE and Limited). Black & Red will be on a par with Gold trim, but will lose some of comfort-oriented equipment and instead gain 15in alloys, privacy windows and an uprated audio system.

See a picture of the Lancia Ypsilon Black & Red at Bologna

Four body colours will be offered: two shades of red, black and a two-tone version that has a red body and black roof and bonnet. The interior continues the black and red theme on the seats, dashboard and door panels.

The Ypsilon Black & Red will be available with the 69bhp, 1.2-litre Fire and turbodiesel 95bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet II engines. Now on sale in Europe, it is likely to feature a different specification when it comes to the UK as a Chrysler next year. More details are expected in January.

Philip Shoulder

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