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
The Tívoli is the most important model of the South Korean brand SsangYong at present, for which they have made their biggest bet, and its good acceptance in the Spanish market has grown with the LPG version, a savings-oriented car, really good . In the test performed with this vehicle, the calculations show that filling the LPG tank, also known as Autogas, for about 29 euros, the car can travel about 400 kilometers, some figures that can not be compared to any other type of fuel. In addition, it must be taken into account that the traffic restrictions that are being carried out in some Spanish cities, such as Madrid or Barcelona, will not pose any problem for this car, which is exempt from them as it is an Eco car. LPG, widely spread in some European Union countries, such as France or Italy, is a mixture of liquefied gases -propane and butane- that are obtained during the extraction and fractional distillation of crude oil. According to the brand, with the gasoline supply and the gas tank topped, the autonomy of the Tivoli GLP exceeds 1,200 kilometers, a credible value after the dynamic test of this unit, transformed in Spain by the importer herself, so that everything The system has the manufacturer's warranty. The savings with the Tivoli are more than guaranteed, but, in addition, it has another very positive aspect, because the Autogas is much more respectful with the environment than the cars propelled by gasoline or diesel. This SUV emits 15% less carbon dioxide (C02) and 68% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) compared to petrol. The CO2 rate is somewhat lower in the case of diesel, with 10%, but is accentuated in the case of pernicious NOx, because the percentage of reduction reaches 96%, which adds a decrease in the emission of particles to the atmosphere to almost zero (99%). Therefore, the Tivoli is thrifty, but it is also ecological. Just press a button next to the gearbox to move from gasoline to LPG, or vice versa. In addition, at the wheel the differences when moving with one power system or another are hardly noticeable.
It is the engine management software that is responsible for not perceiving differences because it adjusts the map of engine performance to the energy peculiarity of each fuel. However, it costs a bit more to move the body on steep slopes when driving with gas. The Tívoli, with this power plant, and in this case with front-wheel drive, will always carry out the start-up by feeding on gasoline. The gas system needs the right temperature for perfect operation. In fact, the unit tested, in the first moments of operation with the gas gave small pulls, which were corrected with a delay of the operation of the system, to improve the service temperature. When the car starts on gasoline, the small gas gauge located next to the gear lever lights red and changes to green when the gas feed is changed. The Autogas has less heat energy per volume than gasoline, so it is very important to calibrate the system and, if we are the ones who do the conversion, it is extremely important to make the choice of the installer. Regarding the dynamics, the engine is atmospheric, without turbocharging, so it usually works in the high turning area, so that, in certain situations in which the propeller is asked a little more effort, it is recurrent that the driver has to bring his hand to the box to change the relationship. It has six gears. The driver must have some patience in low. It seems that it lacks energy, which appears at higher operating regimes, where it shows good behavior. The Tivoli moves with aplomb on the road. Its driving resembles that of a compact passenger car and earns a lot with the elevated driving position, because it transfers to the driver that pleasant sense of control and safety. It is also a good option for the city, as its dimensions allow strolling without complications, which can also be applied when parking it, since it also has a rear view camera that facilitates maneuvers.
On the open road, the dynamic reactions of the whole are surprising. It is very similar to that of a compact of less height, without inclinations of the body in the turns and with a good general rolling, thanks to a good adjustment of the damping scheme, very alienated with European tastes. As for the design, it is a car that draws attention on the road and outside it. SsangYong has worked hard this facet and does not leave anyone indifferent. The frame has been developed specifically for this model and, therefore, it is not a derivation of a vehicle of segment B. The brand has spent four years developing this SUV, of which five prototypes have been made up to the final version. The front of the vehicle has biphon defense, LED daytime running light and projector headlight and chromed side band and, in the rear, it also has daytime running light and LED braking, bumper and rear central fog. On the side, the accentuated ribs, the floating roof or the high waist of this SUV are remarkable. Regarding the interior, the tested version, the Limited, has a touch screen with a navigator, and the finishes, although they are not the best in the segment, are more than acceptable. Where it earns many integers is in the passenger compartment. In the front seats the sense of spaciousness is more than remarkable - thanks also to the altitude of this SUV - and in the rear positions three adults can travel comfortably. The seats are comfortable, picked up and the driver has a good driving position. Being a little high is appreciated when controlling the road and possible obstacles that may arise at the wheel. As for the trunk, its capacity is reduced by 75 liters (it goes from 423 liters of the conventional model to 348 liters) due to the volume occupied by the toroidal deposit to store the gas. It takes the place of the spare wheel, replaced by an anti-puncture kit. The electronic safety control (ESP), the rollover protection system ARP, the anti-lock braking system for ABS brakes with electronic braking distributor EBD and the braking assistant BAS are all standard in the active safety section. In terms of passive safety, 71% of its body is composed of high strength steel (HSS) and 40% of this is advanced high strength steel (AHSS). In addition, ten main areas have been reinforced to improve strength through the hot stamping process, which increases steel stiffness from 590 MPa to 1,500 MPa. In short, it is an all-rounder aimed at saving fuel, with an innovative design and a very spacious interior that has a more than competitive price for this market that is growing (18,800 euros, discount of 1,000 euros for financing with the brand included) .