Commodore and Falcon to get gassy – eco and EcoLPi LPG

In a move set to thrust two of Australia’s largest marques forward in terms of technology and efficiency, Holden and Ford are on the brink of announcing the plans for their liquid injected LPG products.

To get the ball rolling, Holden is set to release its ‘eco’ branded LPG system (also wearing the same named badge) to market in each of the following variants, including the new Equipe special edition:

  • Equipe (entry level special edition)
  • Omega
  • SV6
  • Berlina
  • Calais
  • Calais V
  • Caprice
  • Caprice V
  • Commodore Ute

Holden’s liquid injected LPG system will only be available on the 3.6-litre V6 engine and will only be available with a six-speed automatic transmission. Power output of the system is expected to be around 178kW with maximum power reduced at a lower 6000rpm, with fuel economy reduced to around 10.5L/100km. The extra weight of the tank and accessories will be close to 55kg.

In the other corner of the ring, Ford’s system is expected to pack a heartier punch. Wearing an ‘EcoLPi’ badge, Ford’s liquid injected LPG system will produce 195kW (equal to the petrol powered Falcon), with maximum power produced at 6000rpm. Fuel consumption is also set to drop to around 10.5L/100km, making LPG a viable option for consumers.

Ford’s liquid injected LPG system is also expected to be available across the range (except turbocharged variants).

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