The range features new entry and premium versions, additional equipment on the mid-range car, fresh colour choices, and new names that bring the UK series in line with the rest of Europe.
Powered by a choice of three economical, low emission engines – 1.2-litre 69 hp petrol, 1.3-litre MultiJet 95 hp diesel, and 0.9-litre 85 hp petrol – the range now comes in three trim levels, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
And with a starting price of just £9,895 OTR for the 1.2 Silver, the new Ypsilon, which is available in the UK from today (23 May), represents outstanding value for money.
Ypsilon Silver, which replaces the S version, is comparably equipped but includes internal and external styling changes, new seat design and detail finishes. The exterior is further enhanced by a refreshed colour range which includes three new colours: Marble Grey, Khaki Grey, and Sapphire Blue.
Linked to the paint colour is a choice of internal and external finishes to items such as front grille, door mirror covers, hub cap centres and dashboard panel – all of which are available in either gloss black or matt dark grey. Added to this, the final accent colour is also selectable between Coconut, Watermelon or Lime, dependant on the body-colour.
The new Ypsilon Gold version is a direct replacement for the outgoing SE, and is identical in both equipment (including 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and power door mirrors) and look – with the addition of Blue&Me as standard equipment. This allows the driver to connect an external music device and stay legal and safe with built-in Bluetooth technology for telephone calls on the move.
At the top of the range, the new Platinum version takes Ypsilon back to its origins as a luxury small car. Packed with unprecedented standard equipment, the Platinum’s features include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, rear power windows, cruise control, part leather seats and Magic Parking, which helps the driver park in tight spaces.
“Ypsilon has always been, and will remain, an important car in the Chrysler line-up,” says Damien Dally, head of brand, Chrysler UK. “We know it is up against some tough competition and that is why we have refreshed the range to make it even more competitive. We are confident that we are offering an attractive package, with excellent technology and equipment, at exceptional value-for-money prices.”
Pricing (OTR) for the new Chrysler Ypsilon is as follows:
1.2 Silver £9,895.00
1.2 Gold £10,995.00
0.9 TwinAir Gold £12,195.00
1.3 M-Jet Gold £13,195.00
0.9 TwinAir Auto Gold £13,395.00
1.2 Platinum £12,495.00
0.9 TwinAir Platinum £13,695.00
1.3 M-Jet Platinum £14,695.00
0.9 TwinAir Auto Platinum £14,895.00