Apart from planning to launch the Delta Executive and to showcase the Delta Hardblack at the Geneva Motor Show, Italian-based Lancia will also debut the Ypsilon and Musa with the “Ecochic” insignia, which features the ability to be fueled by conventional gasoline as well as LPG.
The 4-seater mini MPV you see above is the Lancia Musa, which is powered by a 1.4 litre BiFuel engine that is good for 77HP. The same engine, which has a system that can automatically switch between using gasoline or LPG is also fitted in the Lancia Ypsilon.
LPG gas is stored in a container that can store up to 39 litres of gas that is fitted in the spare wheel housing. To help compensate for a spare wheel, a tire inflation kit comes as standard. To enable the 1.4 litre engine to be fueled with LPG, Lancia, via Fiat’s Powertrain Techologies has modified the cylinder head with new valves and seats, and has also added a special inlet system to accommodate the LPG injectors.
With a full tank of fuel and LPG, both vehicles can deliver excellent fuel consumption figures. Out of 1,300 kilometers of driving range, the Lancia Ypsilon can deliver 425 kilometers with LPG while the balance 875 kilometers is achieved with gasoline. With a total of 1,200 kilometers of driving range, the Lancia Musa can deliver 419 kilometers with LPG and 781 kilometers with gasoline. Both Ypsilon and Musa models also produce 119 grams and 120 grams of emissions per kilometer, respectively.