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New Chrysler Ypsilon 1.3 M-Jet SE

The Chrysler Ypsilon 1.3 M-Jet SE has five doors, four wheels, and one very confusing name.

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 13, 2012
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The Chrysler Ypsilon 1.3 M-Jet SE has five doors, four wheels, and one very confusing name. How do we pronounce 'Ypsilon'? Silent 'P', perhaps? Long on the 'Y'? Whatever we say it sounds like a baby sneezing. Imagine the conversation in the showroom. “I would like to buy a Chrysler Achoo, please”. Despite the name this city car has its strengths. Check-out the looks, for starters. The nose resembles the Alfa Romeo Mito, the boot screams Ford Ka, and the rear door handles are concealed within the C pillars. As such this run-around is very distinctive; which can be a significant plus-point for new car buyers.

The Chrysler Ypsilon 1.3 M-Jet SE produces a pleasing 95bhp. That propels it to 62mph in 11.4 seconds, so this variant is the joint fastest in the range. It is also the most fuel efficient. Expect to average a staggering 74.3mpg and to return 88.3mpg on the extra- urban cycle. That makes-up for the funny name. This run-around is also easy to drive thanks to its light steering, smooth five-speed manual transmission, and the comfortable ride. No heroics though, this is a cruiser with little enthusiasm for hard cornering. It prefers to wander around with its reasonable equipment specification and its respectable 245- litre boot. The only potential problem is the price. The Ypsilon will relieve you of £14,195. Ouch!

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By Stephen Turvil
Jan 13, 2012