Opel will offer two factory-installed LPG models, Meriva and Corsa, in France

The least alternative of the alternative fuels – LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) – has received some good news in the expanding market in France: Opel has decided to sell two factory-converted models there. The chosen models are the Corsa and the Meriva, even though the latter will be replaced soon. The Corsa version uses a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with a 34-liter tank. The model loses some power compared to the gasoline version: horsepower drops 6.25 percent (down to 75hp) but CO2 emissions are lowered by 19 g/km: 127 g/km vs. 146 g/km with the gasoline version. The Meriva uses a converted 1.4-liter gasoline engine with a 38.4-liter tank. In this case, CO2 emissions are also lowered by 19 g/km: 129 g/km vs. 148 g/km from the standard version. Thanks to tax breaks and other green incentives, either car can be bought for €10,990

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