In line with the
philosophy that considers the Ypsilon a real ‘miniature
flagship’, the new Sport MomoDesign version is packed full
of exclusive equipment that makes it a unique car in the
compact segment. Travelling in the Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign
means a passenger compartment that can be enjoyed in every
situation and climate condition. This is due in part to the
innovative, large opening sunroof, an advanced dual-zone
automatic climate control and excellent Hi-Fi sound system.
The state-of-the-art technological systems on offer on the
Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign include the Blue&Me® system based
on Windows Mobile technology, which was developed jointly by
Fiat Group Automobiles and Microsoft. And finally, Lancia’s
‘pocket flagship’ is equipped with the best active and
passive safety features on the market.
Blue&Me® and the world’s
first ‘Community Car’
The Lancia Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign offers the innovative
Blue&Me® system, which changes the communications,
information and entertainment paradigms in the car,
improving the comfort and quality of time spent on board.
And the range will soon be equipped with even more advanced
devices that will give access to the many novelties that
technological progress brings in the future: from a complete
multimedia system to satellite navigation and a whole series
of services that will make every journey even more
comfortable, safer and easier.
Lancia now takes a first step in this direction with the
world’s first ‘Community Car’, an extraordinary novelty in
the field of marketing and services that caters for ‘Very
Ypsilon People’. After the success of the New Ypsilon
Blue&Me® special series on the Italian market, the new Sport
MomoDesign version will also be available with the Blue&Me®
system. The Blue&Me® is extremely simple to use, thanks to
Bluetooth® technology, and features a hands-free system with
voice recognition that allows you to make and receive calls
and to listen to music while you drive, simply and safely.
It also lets you communicate with the outside world from the
car using your own personal devices such as a cell phone or
PDA. With the Blue&Me® system, you can listen to your
favourite music recorded on a cell phone, on a new smart
phone, on an MP3 player or on a USB pen drive.
All thanks to a USB port on the tunnel, which will take any
digital device that has a similar connection. This makes it
possible to reproduce musical audio files directly (MP3, WMA
and WAV), through the stereo system.
Advanced technology at the
service of safety
The new Ypsilon Sport MomoDesign does not only offer styling
with plenty of personality, modern, reliable engineering,
lavish equipment and outstanding comfort. It is also an
extremely safe car. More than the individual devices it is
the combination of the various systems that make this
‘pocket flagship’ one of the safest cars in its segment.
Stable, effective braking, good acceleration guaranteed by
the engines and predictable handling, get the new Ypsilon
out of any difficult situations with flying colours. To
attenuate the consequences of an accident, great care went
into the passive safety features. Airbags for the driver and
passenger and curtain-bags are standard throughout the range
(sidebags are offered as an option). Sidebags designed to
protect the pelvis and chest of front passengers in a
side-on impact are also available. Three-point seat belts
are standard on the front seats and the outside rear seats.
The front seats also incorporate pretensioners and height
adjustment. And the head-restraints are designed to
guarantee maximum safety as well as excellent comfort. They
adjust for height and can be locked in every position for
The new Sport MomoDesign version also adopts a number of
sophisticated technical solutions that ensure that the
driver is always in perfect control of the car (active
safety). They include a latest generation ABS, complete with
EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and the sophisticated
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) on request. The latter
system cuts in when conditions are close to the limit, if
the stability of the car is at risk, to help the driver to
control the car.
The ESP is
combined with a Hill Holder, which helps the driver on hill
starts, and ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), which maintains
maximum grip, even in difficult road conditions, by
adjusting drive wheel slip when accelerating.