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Lancia Y10 (1985 - 1995)

Last updated 2 October 2013

 
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Durable FIRE engines and, for the car's size, a good balance of ride comfort and handling control
They rot badly and parts are hard to source, people will think you drive a 'white hen'

Introduction

The Lancia Y10 was the smaller sister to the Delta - and like that car, was closely related to a Fiat. The Y10 was sold as a premium small car, which even it its most basic form, was nicely finished inside, with luxuriously trimmed interior. Interestingly, the Y10 was sold as an Autobianchi in its own market, and was sold as a replacement for the appealing little A112 supermini.

The Y10 shared some of its underpinnings with the Uno, but it boasted a new rear suspension set-up, dubbed the Omega axle. The styling was clean and elegant, and surprisingly aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.31. The star of the range in the UK was the Turbo, which was a bundle of uncultured fun, thanks to an eager little 1049cc engine that punched out 85bhp. Despit a flurry of early interest, the Y10 was a pot-boiler in the UK market. selling very slowly via a facelift in 1990 and 1992 to the end in 1994. Continued overseas as the Ypsilon, which ended up returning to the UK in 2011... as a Chrysler.

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