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Vauxhall continues LPG version of Astravan

Date: 23 August 2006

Vauxhall's new Astravan range will continue to offer an LPG model, with the authorised conversion carried out at the GM-owned Millbrook proving ground in Bedfordshire.

The LPG offering is the only reason Vauxhall has kept the petrol-powered 1.4-litre model in the range, with virtually all of the new van's anticipated 10,000 sales in 2007 coming from one of the three diesels.

Despite LPG's waning popularity, the exemption from central London's £8 per day congestion charge, as well as the current lower fuel price, means Vauxhall feels there is potential for "a couple of hundred" sales per year.

The LPG version should be ready for the new Astravan's October UK launch, with the option of either a 50-litre LPG tank beneath the floor or a 130-litre tank behind the bulkhead. The conversion is ordered through dealers and the kit itself costs £1850 plus VAT, with the dealer cost of transportation to Millbrook also added on.