There are models for their specific aesthetic and its own definition presentation or seeking more visual pleasure and use the practicality own. Both the Lancia Ypsilon and the Citroen C3 enter full in that category.
For a good part of car buyers, rounded shapes remain one of the most desirable, staying away from what fashions indicated. Our two protagonists make them good gala, plus a very specific presentation for lovers of different aspects and essences, as reflected, for example, the dashboard of the Ypsilon Elephantine or details such as the passenger compartment perfumer arraigned before the driver of the Citroen C3.
well being is one of the main premises that have been proposed to satisfy time drivers on these models. Undoubtedly, the Lancia is far more striking, and from the very moment you approach it with the bumpers painted in the same color of the body and its attractions hubcaps, simulating perfectly alloy wheels nonexistent. After opening the door, welcome us good taste and an unusual class in the materials and finish on a model price 11,000 euros. The driving position concentrated its controls on the center console, culminating in its top by a dashboard that does not interfere in the ideal location of the steering wheel, whatever our preferred driving position. It is true that one only has height adjustment, but the definition of the main controls allows obtaining a good driving position.
Lancia Ypsilon seats have a soft pretty firm, especially if one considers that in many cases, people will be light, mostly those that gravitate on them. The feel of the controls is good, highlighting its originality dual electric power steering assistance, which makes it a feather by pressing the key City. The gearshift is also more pleasant and smoother than in the Citroën C3, which Lancia driving this is tremendously satisfying.
Citroen C3 looking for other attractions and the first sight is, is its large glazed surface as an option with a windshield can be maximized reaching almost half of the roof. Certainly, it is interesting in northern climates, but in our country, where the sun shines even in winter -always brille-, it is not so. Finally, an option that will satisfy according to taste. Sitting behind the wheel, It is obtained in the C3 driving position better than the Ypsilon, partly because of the possibility of adjusting the steering wheel in two planes, but this is more cumbersome and direction is somewhat less rapidly, so for that specific customer group formed by females, should be more pleasant to handle the Ypsilon. Nevertheless, the front seats seem better in this C3, with a more welcoming though not as flashy fluffy.
Leaping back, the big difference, no less than ten centimeters found in the width dimension of the rear seats. If you already Citroen C3 seems hardly acceptable as five seats, the Lancia Ypsilon is undoubtedly a real four-seater. In fact, it is how naturally offer, with an option, at no cost, the theoretical possibility of three seats in the back seat. And the trunk, what? Well, in cars destined above all a citizen or short trips use, it has a less critical than if they were to travel more specific models. And, though not by much, Citroen C3 imposes a number of interesting volume for total length: 300 liters, measured by our Technical Center with its system of accumulation of balls, different, and more accurate, to approval.
Three or four
We refer to the trend, almost generalized suppression of a cylinder new engines low displacement up to leave them in three- or, as in the Lancia Ypsilon, a veteran upgrade propellant, but in that room stays element now, it seems, much maligned. And, apparently in this confrontation, because that reduction does not have much to do with consumption and, it seems, if more with cost reduction, the ahorrase, roughly a quarter of the total. The point is that, between Citroën and Lancia, when spent fuel, the differences are small, a few tenths of a liter per hundred kilometers and that makes us think that perhaps flies have been killed by gunfire.
Surely, some responsible for the PSA Group, after reading the above, we say, “but do not comentaís the weight difference between them and, above all, of benefits’. Indeed, for that we have to our management imaginary, which has taken away the word of mouth, forgiveness, computer key. According to our scale, the two tested units differ in 65 kg Neither is therefore “monsieur” – in favor of the Ypsilon, lighter, and the Lancia Ypsilon has opted for a transmission developments much longer, that allow you to cruise quite stable more relaxed engine speeds. In contrast, accelerations and, above all, show overtaking The advantage for the Citroen C3 engine pulling shorter developments. The one for the other, it turns out that this is much more dynamic but almost as austere. However, this does not seem to be the intended target, today, by the manufacturers.