An LPG-powered Opel Crossland X is now available

Article by Christian A., on October 17, 2017

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.

Press Release

New Opel Crossland X with Innovative Factory-Installed LPG Version

The stylish yet functional Opel Crossland X is now available with the benefits of low fuelling costs and a tax concession for using LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). The urban crossover with SUV looks is also the first LPG vehicle with an innovative electronic multivalve system that improves the low-fuel driving experience compared with conventional LPG cars.

The Crossland X is powered by an especially efficient 60 kW/81 hp 1.2-litre LPG engine (New European Driving Cycle fuel consumption LPG: urban 8.4 l/100 km; extra-urban 6.0 l/100 km; combined 6.9 l/100 km, 111 grams CO2/km; gasoline: 6.8 l/100 km; extra-urban 4.5 l/100 km; combined 5.4 l/100 km, 123 grams CO2/km). The economical three-cylinder comes with a five-speed manual transmission. In bivalent mode this enables a range of up to 1,300 km before refuelling is necessary (based on NEDC).

The LPG version of the Crossland X is produced at the Opel factory. With hardened valves and valve seat-rings the engine is designed for the highest durability. The electronic multivalve features an optical sensor in the LPG tank, which makes measurement of the remaining fuel much more precise, improving the low-fuel driving experience compared with conventional LPG cars.

The 36-litre LPG tank is located in the spare-wheel well, so that interior space is unaffected. An LED in the instrument panel shows when the Crossland X is in LPG mode; it goes out as soon as the mode switches to gasoline. The driver can also see the remaining range according to gasoline or LPG.

Tax concession for LPG extended until 2022

In comparison to gasoline, LPG users can save a lot of money at the fuel pump. Long-distance drivers benefit especially. The German government also gives a tax concession for LPG until 2022. Cars that run on LPG, which consists of the gases butane and propane, have less effect on the environment than conventionally fuelled automobiles because they emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide. LPG is available throughout Europe at around 25,000 petrol stations. Germany also has a good LPG infrastructure with 6,200 fuel stations.

Generous driver assistance systems offer

The new Opel Crossland X offers numerous technologies that make driving more comfortable and relaxing, including full-LED headlights, Head Up display, 180-degree Panorama Rear View Camera, and Driver Drowsiness Detection. The Crossland X with LPG engine can be ordered in Germany as an “Edition” model variant for €21,200 and as an “INNOVATION” for €22,400 (RRP including VAT).

Source: Opel

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