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Trevor Collett | Sep, 11 2013 | 12 Comments

Kia has unveiled a new LPG version of its Picanto light car in Frankfurt this week, steering away from the trend toward turbodiesel and hybrid systems.

While the Picanto Bi-Fuel features Kia's 1.0 litre three-cylinder Kappa petrol engine, the company has used a specific tune to overcome the power drop usually associated with with alternative fuels.

As a result, the Picanto still offers 48kW and 90Nm, while returning a fuel consumption figure of 5.8 l/100km - improving to 5.6 l/100km in models equipped with a stop/start system.

Performance figures are listed at a modest 14.5 seconds for the 0-100km/h dash and a top speed of 150km/h.

Of course, simplicity is the name of the game, with a 27 litre LPG tank fitted where the spare wheel would normally sit, accompanied by a 35 litre petrol tank in its usual location.

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Despite the missing spare wheel, the Picanto Bi-Fuel weighs 51kg more than the standard model. A puncture repair kit replaces the spare wheel.

The dual-fuel system allows the driver to switch between sources at the push of a button, and the instrument cluster features two pairs of fuel gauges and warning lights.

The Picanto Bi-Fuel isn’t just a concept either, with the light hatch set to go on sale in selected European markets by the end of the year in both three- and five-door body styles.

Up to seven percent of Picanto sales are expected to come from the Bi-Fuel model, helped no doubt by an industry-leading seven-year, 150,000km warranty.

But, as with the regular model, the Kia Picanto Bi-Fuel LPG is not expected to come to Australia.

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