Opel today took the wraps off the latest member of its new Corsa family, the new 1.4L LPG (liquified petroleum gas). While the Opel Corsa LPG isn’t anywhere near as powerful as the new Opel Corsa OPC, Opel still promises its new Corsa model is both frugal and fun.
The little LPG Opel develops 90 hp from its 1.4L ecoFLEX and comes with bi-fuel capability straight out of the box. That means drivers can also pump the shapely little Corsa with conventional gas.
Fill it up with both types of fuel and you’ll be able to travel more than 745 miles without stopping, and drivers can easily switch from one fuel to another with the push of a button.
Admittedly, Opel may have been a little generous with the “fun” part of its promise, but at least we can get behind the price, and the driving range.
At 14,745 euros ($15,800 USD) for the three door and 15,495 euros ($16,600 USD) for the five door, drivers won’t have to break the bank to own the thing. Keen drivers can save even more by filling it up strictly with LPG, which costs about half as much as conventional gas thanks to Euro tax credits stipulated on LPG until 2018.
Unlike North-America, Europe is dotted with more than 35,000 LPG fuel stations, and a fifth of those are in Germany alone.
But LPG isn’t just smart in the short-term. Opel says LPG’s prospects look promising because tax credits for alternative fuels are expected to be extended even further into the future.