Autobianchi Y10

Autobianchi Y10 ( 1985-1989 )

The Autobianchi Y10 is a subcompact car that was marketed worldwide as Lancia and Autobianchi in Italy. He is now regarded as a pioneer of the lifestyle small cars.

Presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1985, the futuristic Y10 initially supplemented the Lancia range, but should in the medium term to replace the Autobianchi A112, which was built in a unified version still almost two years on and the range rounded off downwards. What also appeared useful because of the relatively high price of Y10. In most export markets Lancia marketed the new under its own brand, while the model is labeled for the home market with logo and logo of Autobianchi and sales on the common Lancia Autobianchi dealer network. Y10 is the Lancia project code that you have used according to the internal use of the same as the model name.

The bottom group is based on that of the A112 or the Fiat Panda, but for the Lancia Y10 constructed a specific, so-called omega- rear axle. In Y10 also debuted the low-consumption, very quiet running FIRE engine from the Fiat - Lancia. The design of the Y10 was created in Lancia even in our own Centro Stile, and from 1985 appeared during the production period to 1995 from a total of three model series. Lancia Y10 manufactured the first in Desio ( at Autobianchi ), from 1992 in Arese plant of the then composite company ALFA LANCIA Industriale Spa

The first series differs substantially in the technology and through the orange front turn signals from the second series, which appeared in mid-1989 and had white turn signals.

Rear view

Introduced in the fall of 1992 third series resembled the Lancia designers visually to the other Lancia models (the grille because of the lack of center column and the center-mounted emblems of the typical Lancia version is different ), while the engineers the model of a profound technical optimization subjected.

Rear view

A unique feature of the car is usually painted matt black tailgate, which should emphasize the aerodynamic K- tail. Originally, the tailgate should unpainted plastic (such as the front and rear bumpers ) are made, which would have led to a reduction in weight and cost reduction. Experiments with plastic tailgates did not bring the desired results, so that the component for the series was carried out in steel plate. To maintain the appearance of the design, the tailgate was painted matt black. Only some special models have a body-colored or in a slightly darker tone trunk lid. During the third series, there was also a version with a tailgate in the design of the seat covers.

In the late summer of 1995, production started ( and with this the Autobianchi brand in Italy ) from - Lancia introduced the Lancia Y as a successor.


  • Automobile review, catalog number 1987 ( specifications )

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