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Subaru extends range fitted with LPG gas

Deutsche Presse Agentur
Published: Tuesday August 22, 2006

Ruedesheim, Germany - The Japanese car maker Subaru has announced that it is extending its model range in Germany with vehicles running on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). The chairman of Subaru Germany Jens Becker said "significant savings" could be achieved with vehicles equipped with LPG technology without a loss to performance, comfort and safety.

Subaru is currently working on an LPG version of the Tribeca with an extra price tag of 3,100 euros (3,970 dollars).

Autogas ecomatic technology is currently available for the two- litre versions of the Forester and Legacy, the 2.5-litre Outback and Impreza.

Although LPG is an attractive alternative to diesel, Subaru would also offer a four cylinder 110kW/150 hp diesel for the Legacy and later a six cylinder diesel version of the Tribeca early next year, the car maker announced.

The Tribeca, which is already available in the United States, would be launched in Europe in late 2006, Becker said. The Tribeca four-wheel drive is positioned between the van and SUV segments.

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