You can now get the Opel Crossland X that’s LPG-powered if you are not a fan of diesel. Recently, the company released their version of the Peugeot 2008 equipped with a 1.2 liter three-cylinder engine running on liquified petroleum gas, that is hooked to a five-speed manual gearbox only.
This version enables it to carry out 81 horsepower (60 kilowatts) and is marketed to budget-conscious buyers who want to save money on gas. The Rüsselsheim- based company, who is also part of the PSA Group, did not give any information regarding the crossover’s performance, but we do think that it is going to be exciting to try an overtake cars with its tiny engine.
But that’s not the main feature of this vehicle. What matters more with the LPG-compatible car is its fuel efficiency. To give you some numbers, the Opel Crossland X will be needing 8.4 liters in the city, 6.0 liter extra-urban, and 6.9 liter combined in the LPG mode. On the other hand, it will consume 6.8 liters in the city, 4.5 liters extra-urban, and 5.4 liters combined on gasoline mode - that is with CO2 emissions of 123 grams per 100 kilometers.
When both the gasoline tank and the LPG tank are at their 100 percent capacity, the SUV can drive as far as 1,300 kilometers (808 miles) based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Therefore, the Crossland X is perfect for long drives outside the city and the driver should not worry about running out of fuel. The LPG tank will be located where the spare wheel can usually be found, so that it does not take up much space on the inside.
Apart from the new LPG tank, Opel mentioned that they developed a new electronic multivalve system that helps improve fuel efficiency compared to the other vehicles that run of LPG. And this was made possible with the help of an optical sensor installed in an LPG tank, which measures the remaining fuel. They are confident that this is durable for long use as engineers implemented hardened valves and valve-seat rings.
The LPG tank is not the only difference between the regular and the new Crossland X. The new version has a new LED in the instrument panel where it turns on when the vehicle is on LPG mode, and then it will shut off when the system switches to gasoline. Furthermore, the driver will still be able to check the available range of both.
In Germany, there are about 6,200 fuel stations that sell LPG, and around 25,000 in the whole continent. Customers can get this model starting at €21,200 in the Edition trim, and €22,400 for the higher spec Innovation.