Chrysler may not offer Mopar accessories for its rebadged Lancia models quite yet, but that’s not stopping the automaker from rolling out a special edition of its Ypsilon subcompact hatchback in the U.K. The result is the appropriately named Chrysler Ypsilon Red&Black.
The Black&Red package for the Ypsilon adds a black and red, two-tone exterior paint scheme, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, blacked-out trim, and red side skirts. Also included are wild black seats with contrasting red bolsters, dash, and door trim. Apart from the wild ypsilon-symbol seat inserts, many of the cosmetic touches are similar to what Mopar’s introducing in North America for vehicles like the 2013 Dodge Dart.
The initial wraps were pulled off the Ypsilon back at the 2011 Geneva show, albeit it was wearing the Lancia shield. Thanks to Fiat’s ownership of Chrysler, the Ypsilon – and its larger Delta sibling – are now known as Chryslers when sold in England. Engine choices for the Black&Red mimic the rest of the Ypsilon lineup: the sole diesel option is a 1.3-liter MultiJet supercharged turbo-four that makes 95 hp and 148 lb-ft of torquee. Buyers can also choose from a either a 69-hp, 1.2-liter gasoline I-4, or the miniscule 0.9-liter TwinAir two-cylinder, which is good for 85 hp and 107 lb-ft. Transmission choices include five-speed manual or automated manual transmission options.
On the road pricing for the Chrysler Ypsilon Black&Red begins at £12,750 ($19,978) for the 1.2-liter Petrol, rises to £13,950 ($21,858) for the 0.9 TwinAir, and hits its zenith with the 1.3 MultiJet diesel at £14,950 ($23,425). For comparison, a base 1.2-literYpsilon with a manual transmission starts at £10,695.