Article: LPG Picanto Goes On Sale
Effective immediately, the new 82-hp Kia Picanto with available factory LPG-driven gas (LPG) ordered. Will be delivered in October. Kia’s engine so that the new small car range is complete. In May, the small car was at 1.0 – and 1.2-liter gasoline engines come to market.
The Picanto 1.0 LPG is powered by an efficient engine of the Kappa series. The three-cylinder engine develops 82 hp, makes the small Koreans maximum of 156 km / h and consumes 5.6 liters of liquid gas. In combination with the optional start-stop system meets the vehicle 90 grams of CO2 per kilometer (15-inch wheels: 95 g / km). Thus, the LPG engine, the lowest-emission engine for the Picanto. By default, a five-speed manual transmission is available. Pricing for the three-door Picanto 1.0 LPG: 10,930 €; the five-door will cost € 11 330.
With the moderate consumption of LPG, which costs about half as much as gasoline, the fuel cost is the LPG version by up to 30 percent below the already very economical 1.0 petrol engine with an average consumption of 4.1 liters. The tax breaks for LPG is up to the end of 2018 enshrined in law.
Meanwhile in Germany there is a network of more than 6,000 LPG filling stations. If the next LPG filling station can not be reached in time, in addition to the 35 liter LPG tank be used in addition to a 10-liter fuel tank. As for the entire vehicle also applies to the factory installed LPG system, the Kia’s comprehensive warranty of seven years or 150,000 miles (plus twelve years rusting, five-year paint warranty and three years of mobility).
In the nearly free of sulfur and soot-free combustion of LPG in comparison to conventional fuels, releasing up to 80 percent fewer pollutants. The pressure in the LPG system is only six to eight bar, gas bar drives work with around 250. Additional protective elements (pressure relief valve, safety fuse, 80-percent-filling stop) make the LPG vehicles, ensuring that they are compared to conventionally powered cars no exceptional risk, such as various crash and fire tests (eg, “Bonfire” test) showed.