The list of New LPG factory fitted Models of Cars for sale in Europe is growing continuously, more and more brands offer versions of their cars incorporating LPG which is enhanced by the advantages:
A new LPG Model of vehicle usually maintains the same gasoline system as the traditional version incorporating the LPG / CNG equipment
the LPG Vehicle has a price slightly higher than the gasoline version but lower than the diesel version
Although it can be established that operating in LPG mode the vehicle consumes a little more than gasoline, the price of fuel has a saving of more than 30%
The refilling from the supplier is carried out in a time comparable to that necessary for refueling gasoline. The system is, likewise, very simple and comfortable.
Being a cleaner system, catalytic converters, filters, "adblues" are eliminated, which reduces the possibility of mechanical breakdowns. Thus, for example, the service life of the oil increases with what it means for motor care
The first cities begin to limit the access of diesel vehicles, in their restrictive regulations vehicles with LPG have access advantages
Today there is a wide range of car makers offering lpg versions for their cars in Europe , just for one simple reason:
There are more than 15 million of cars running on lpg on european streets not a small market for car producers
Kia is adding a bi-fuel version to its Picanto range in Europe: the LPG Picanto makes its debut in Frankfurt and will be on sale by the end of the year in Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands. The car, which will be available in both three-door and five-door body styles, is expected to account for seven percent of Picanto's sales in Europe. It is powered by a special version of the three-cylinder 1.0-liter three-cylinder Kappa engine, which offers 67 hp and 90 Nm. For the LPG process, the engine is equipped with an additional solenoid valve fuel system, a vaporizer (which transforms liquid LPG into a gas reducing its pressure by 0.7 bar), a gas filter and an injector module.
The car has two fuel tanks: a 35-liter petrol tank in the normal position in front of the rear axle and a 27-liter pressurized LPG tank located under the boot floor in the space previously occupied by the spare wheel; a tire mobility kit replaces the spare wheel. The LPG tank and the equipment of the system add 51 kg to the weight of the Picanto. The driver can switch from petrol to LPG (and vice versa) by simply pressing a button on the dashboard. In addition to the addition of the fuel selector button, the only other change within the Picanto LPG is the installation of a new instrument panel with two fuel level indicators (petrol and LPG) and two low-level warning lights. consumption'. Performance specifications include a time of 0-100 km / h of 14.5 seconds and a top speed of 150 km / h, the latter identical to the standard 1.0 petrol variant. Fuel consumption in LPG mode is 5.8 liters per 100 km, with versions equipped with automatic stop-start (ISG) that offer an even 5.6 liters higher every 100 km.