Opel Insignia LPG

Opel launched a new version fo the Insignia powered by a Liquid Petroleum Gas engine. Better known as LPG, these engines will help reducing the cost fo running the car as LPG is cheaper than petrol by almost 40 percent.

All three body styles of the award-winning Opel flagship – the sedan, hatchback and Sports Tourer station wagon – can now be ordered with LPG propulsion ex works. The new Insignia LPG ecoFLEX variant achieves an output of 103 kW/140 hp, only uses 7.6 liters on 100 km (124 g/km CO2 emissions) and starts at 28,150 euro (rrp. in Germany for four-door sedan including VAT). For the LPG variant, Opel engineers strengthened the engine valves and valve seat-inserts and optimized the engine control unit. All body styles with LPG have a six-speed manual transmission.

The absolute best thing about the LPG Insignia is the range when both petrol and LPG tanks are full. You cna cover a distance of 1,700 km with it which is astonishing.


Details in Opel’s press release:

The LPG tank which has a usable filling volume of 42 liters is perfectly integrated in the spare-wheel housing, ensuring that the whole trunk space of the Insignia is freely accessible. In that way the Insignia’s high level of flexibility is maintained. With a single tank of fuel, the Insignia achieves a maximum range of up to 500 kilometers; if the gasoline tank is used in addition a range of up to 1,700 kilometers can even be reached (applicable to notchback/hatchback). The fuel cap for the LPG tank is right next to the cap for the gasoline tank. Opel gives its customers access to fuel nozzle adaptors to enable trouble-free re-fueling throughout Europe.

The driver can easily alternate between the LPG and gasoline propulsion mode with a switch in the instrument panel. An LED display is illuminated when the car operates with LPG; as soon as the vehicle is in the gasoline mode the light is off. The fuel tank gauge is particularly user-friendly: both LPG and gasoline reserves are displayed in the same gauge.

LPG ex works installation: generous on space, safe and under warranty

So far customers have been able to choose from several different models that can run on LPG. They include the Corsa (three and five door), the Meriva and Astra (five-door and Sports Tourer). The Opel LPG portfolio is being expanded with the three Insignia body styles. The LPG system installation ex works has major advantages compared to other retrofit solutions. Safety was a top priority during development of these models. For example, the Opel safety checklist includes specific crash tests for the gas tank and other components which are housed in collision-proof areas and are perfectly integrated into the safety structure of the vehicle.

Insignia’s gas tank is perfectly integrated in the spare-wheel housing (LPG). This ensures that the load compartment is spacious and not restricted. Switches and displays are well integrated in the instrument panel. In summary: customers can be sure that their LPG vehicle is equipped with state-of-the art technology ex works which is of the high quality customers can expect from the Opel brand. All this comes complete with durability, manufacturer warranty and maximum safety. Like all the other Opel LPG models, the Insignia LPG is assembled at the Opel Special Vehicles GmbH (OSV), an Opel subsidiary with expertise in special vehicle lines and modifications based in R?sselsheim.

LPG: environmentally-friendly, cost effective and universally available

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