For anyone who wants to drive from Paris to Budapest without that pesky problem of filling-up, Opel has got the car for you.

General Motors' Opel division is offering its Insignia with an engine that can run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as well as petrol, Green Car Congress reports.

The engine, which is available in all three of the Insignia's body styles, is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-banger that delivers about 140 horsepower and uses 7.6 liters of gas per 100 kilometers, or about 31 miles per gallon, on the slightly more lenient European driving standards. More importantly, with both the gas tank and LPG tank filled, the car has a leg-cramp-inducing range of 1,056 miles, which will get you from the French to Hungarian capital cities with about 100 miles to spare. The Insignia with the LPG option starts at 28,150 euros ($34,266 U.S. at today's exchange rates).


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      goodoldgorr
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should sell this car in north-america too and begin a lpg infrastructure. Im interrested to see it bought by many.
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reply know all Marco Polo regarding Toyota Hilux sales in Australia below. Australian Top 10 best selling car sales June 2012 1. Toyota Hilux 4,308 2. Mazda 3. 3,924 3. Toyota Corolla 3,804 4. Holden Cruze 3,057 5. Nissan Vavara 3,804 6. Hyundai i30 3,024 7. VW Golf 2,746 8. Holden Commodore 2,743 9. Toyota Camry 2,303 10. Mitsubishi Triton 21st Ford Falcon 1,431 http://bestsellingcarsblog.com/2012/07/07/australia-june-2012-holden-commodore-down-to-8-in-record-market/ British cycle sales 3.2 millions will double to 6,000,000 a year now our Bradley just won Le Tour De France, being a greenie that must mean you will mark me down -1 again, do l give a toss not one bit. Cycling Gold medals next week thats all that matters.. Your very good at insults Marco Polo, and bugger all good for nothing else, go buy your self a nice proper zero emission bike.
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rick
        @ Rick, You really are weird ! The sales results for June 2012, are influenced by Australian tax year ending on 30 June. This means that all commercial vehicles sales must be registered (but not delivered) by 30 June to avoid the incoming tax increases. The June sales include large fleet sales, and do not reflect annual sales figures or what the general public purchases ! The Australian Bureau of Statistics lists the following as the best selling passenger cars for the year ending January 2011-2012. Mazda 3 Toyota Corolla Holden Cruze Holden Commodore Hyundai i30 Mazda 2 Nissan Navara 4x4 Ford Focus Mitsubishi Lancer Toyota Yaris Holden Barina Toyota Rav4 Toyota Camry Mazda CX-7 Toyota Kluger Volkswagen Golf Nissan X-Trail Toyota Landcruiser Holden Captiva 7 Toyota Aurion Toyota's Hi-lux is classed a a light commercial. It's popularity is based on it's considerable feet sales including Federal and State governments. It's also the vehicle of choice for mining companies. Even 'Fleet Care' the Australian guide to fleet purchases, which does include light commercial's, still lists Hi-Lux 5th in overall Vehicle sales in Australia. 1. Mazda3 2. Holden Commodore 3. Holden Cruze 4. Toyota Corolla 5. Toyota HiLux 6. Hyundai i30 7. Mazda2 8. Ford Falcon 9. Ford Territory 10. Toyota Camry As I say, by continually producing bad or distorted research to prove your idiotic rants, just makes you an annoying troll. No one, not even 2WM, is interested in continual rants about how you prefer bicycles to EV's. Otherwise, we would be posting on a Cycling web forum !
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Marco Polo
          I can see 2wheel reading, 'not even 2wm....' He drops his paper into his lap, 'Hey! What did I do?'
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      To Marco Polo. Why was the Toyota Hilux also No1 best seller in April & May, 3 months in a row down under? Whats you lame duck excuse this time, so whose market has Toyota stolen Falcon/Commode fleet buyers are now demanding a Hilux a the rental lots LOL, maybe everybody has become a builder overnight LOL what a lot of crap you do write? What is April/May/June abstain from buying Falcons & Commode months down under, pull the other one its got bells on it.
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      The idea of flex fuel is that you buy such a vehicle if you have an LPG pump handy to your home. Most of your running around is then on LPG at half the cost of petrol. If you are going long distance you don't have to worry too much though, as you can always fill up at a regular petrol station if you don't have an LPG pump handy. So zero 'range anxiety' for LPG drivers. In most European countries though even on a journey you will probably be able to find enough LPG pumps on your route that you will very rarely have to switch to more expensive petrol.
      paulwesterberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is not truly a flex fuel vehicle unless it burns whale oil.
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        @ paulwesterberg Um , Paul, there a guy here who says he's Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd, and he'd like to talk to you outside.......
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Supurb cut you fuel Tax bill in half in the UK, great stuff shaft the tax collectors.
      Jim
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kidding, right Spec ??? Just because it CAN do 1000 miles a tank, they aren't saying you should or that anyone did..geeze..
        Spec
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim
        Then why brag about it? They basically seem to be saying "Hey there was extra space that could have been used for passenger comfort, more luggage, or we could have made the car smaller . . . . but we decided to make a car that you can drive for like 15 hours straight." Actually, this article misses the point of the car . . . it is a flex-fuel system that allows you to use which ever fuel is cheaper/easier for you at that time.
      Ford Future
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does nothing to assure the human race survives. We're on target for an 11 Degree F temperature increase. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719?print=true
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ford Future
        Well aren't you Mr. The Glass is Half Empty.
      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, I forgot to mention, the advanced LPG technology used by Ford, GM, etc was developed in Australia. Therefore it's sad to see Ford currently doing so badly downunder. Ford has a long history of firsts in it's Australian division include the Ute (pick-up)1932, the fastest production saloon car in the world, the Australian designed and built GTHO Phase 2 & 3, !969-74, the first modern flexi-fuel vehicles. Even a turbo-charged 2.6 lire diesel Ford Bronco (1980) developed at Fords Broadmeadows plant by Edsel Ford, but stillborn by Jac Nasser.
        Rick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        Aussies are practical people they want bomb proof Toyota Hilux utility a Swiss army knifes that can do anything that run ons on their cheap gas. Aussie Falcons used to rule the roost in a battle with Commodores, LPG Falcons dont register down under with cheap gas prices. Folk must be getting fed up with same constant dull appliance look of the Falcon that never changes much between refreshes other than grille or light shape changes on the same dull design outer template. At least the practical Hilux is rugged bomb proof and still full of charm personality and character that's why its the No1 best Aussie seller these days. LPG Vauxhall Insignia & a LPG Falcon would sell very well in the UK where you need a bank loan to fill up your tank every week, trouble is Vauxhall wont advertise the hell out it, they are to busy wasting mountain loads of cash advertising the hell out of Chevy Volts, that nobody wants with 1 to 2 sales a month in the UK. I live in millionaires row in North West Surrey where every drive has a BMW parked up in the driveway with a Mini for the wife, with a light scattering of Mercedes Benz, Jags are returning with the odd Audi. GM should be matching cars to its markets & personnel incomes, releasing the Volt/Ampere as a Chevy/Vauxhall was a big mistake, folk look at the E-REV technology think its awesome but then buy a BMW or Mercedes diesel instead in Europe for the same money, maybe GM should have released E-REV technology on a RWD Caddy platform that would have helped push those on enough income to buy into E-REV RWD Cadillac Volts, GM have started selling them arse about face the wrong way around upside down, E-REVS should have started as a RWD Caddy which would have helped Caddy get a foothold in Europe and carried the status buyers wanted, then as the price of the technology dropped in the future then release it as a FWD Chevy. At the moment those with the money to buy into E-REVs all agree it's fantastic technology, but l would rather buy a nice BMW or Merc for the same money thank you very much, being a Caddy could have broken this mindset. So GM have shot themselves in the foot fell at the first fence in what could have been a 3 horse BMW, Caddy & Mercedes Benz race for the buyers on Volt buying incomes. Caddy could have won like Apple who came from nowhere a basket case to wipe out the Walkman & PC Sales with the I-pods, I-phones & i-pads, Chevy/Vauxhall E-REVs wont win the cash of BMW or Mercedes Benz buyers but a RWD E-REV Caddy could have done.
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rick
          @ Dave Mart, Well ok, tolerated :)
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rick
          @Rick You never get it right, do you ! The Toyota Hi Lux, is not Australia's No 1 selling vehicle ! (Although, like all Toyota products, Hi-lux dominates it's segment of the light commercial market ). Stop posting annoying rubbish on ABG, and devote your time to a cycling web forum, where you may be more appreciated.
          DaveMart
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rick
          @marco: 'More' appreciated? ;-)
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      Be sure to bring some resealable bottles with you. Who would want to drive for 1000 miles straight? That is not even safe.
      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      For Australians, this is no big deal ! LPG vehicles have been a significant segment of Australian motor vehicle production and sales for the 40 years. Dual fuel is popular and all taxi's are LPG fueled. The Australian Government has always encouraged LPG and the price is currently 60% less than gasoline. Australia has more than 3500 gas stations selling Autogas (LPG) . despite these advantages and LPG factory versions of popular cars available, LPG is only 10% of private cars. But nearly 60% of the Australian light commercial fleet is LPG. LPG, is still a fossil fuel, but its cheaper, more abundant, and up to 30% greener, than gasoline, or diesel.
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