GM Holden Boosts Fuel Efficiency on Gasoline, LPG Commodores

Jose Michael

GM Holden has upgraded its Alloytec V6 engine on Omega and Berlina models within the VE Commodore range. The improvement offers fuel savings of up to 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers for gasoline models and 1.3 liters per 100 kilometers for LPG variants. The upgraded all-alloy V6 engine also reduces emissions of criteria pollutants to Euro 6 levels (due in 2014).

Fuel consumption of the gasoline Commodore sedan is reduced by 0.2 liters per 100 kilometers to 10.6 L/100km (22 mpg US) and the Ute and Sportwagon by 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers to 10.7 L/100km.

The engine upgrade will provide the most benefits to drivers looking for an alternative fuel option, with dramatic improvements on LPG converted vehicles. Fuel efficiency of the LPG Commodore sedan improves from 15.5 L/100km to 14.2 L/100km.

GM Holden recently reduced the cost of its dual fuel LPG system by A$1,500 on Commodore Omega, Berlina, and Omega Ute. This means for private buyers eligible for the $2,000 government rebate, the net cost of an LPG Ute would be A$1,400 more than its gasoline equivalent and only $400 more for the LPG sedan.

GM Holden says the monthly LPG conversion rate will increase in November to meet growing demand.

The gasoline engine in the Omega and Berlina models delivers peak power of 175 kW (235 hp) at 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 325 Nm (240 lb-ft) at 2,400 rpm and is matched with a four-speed automatic transmission.

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