If you are in the market for a small and cheap city car, the Kia Picanto LPG could be the solution. It’s a bi-fuel version of the regular car that can run on gasoline and LPG. It packs a small three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine producing a rather modest 67 HP and 90 Nm of torque. Most importantly, the car has a fuel consumption of just 5.8 liters / 100 km when running on LPG, while CO2 emissions stand at 100 g/km. If you opt for the version equipped with idle stop & go (ISG), the Kia Picanto LPG will consume 5.6 liters at each 100 km covered.
It comes with a gasoline tank that has a capacity of 35 liters which has been installed in front of the rear axle. There’s also a 27-liter pressurized LPG tank mounted beneath the trunk floor where on the conventional-powered model you will find the spare wheel. The driver can make the switch to LPG or gasoline by pressing a button mounted on the dashboard.
The 2013 Kia Picanto LPG will be publicly unveiled next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, before going on sale in countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Poland and Greece.