Chevy/GMC add autogas models to range
Starting in the first quarter of 2017, Chevrolet and GMC will offer LPG-powered versions of their commercial vehicles featuring 6-litre V8 petrol engines. Valves and valve seats will be hardened to better cope with LPG's higher burning temperature and offer longevity comparable to petrol-powered equivalents. The line-up will include heavy-duty pick-ups, full-size vans and the new Low Cab Forward truck.
GM will organise the entire conversion procedure so that customers won't have to worry about anything more than ordering and collecting the vehicles from dealers. Vehicles will be supplied to PSI, equipped with autogas systems and shipped to their destinations across the US. All trucks and vans will be covered by Chevrolet/GMC's limited powertrain warranty (5 years or 60 thousand miles, whichever comes first).
With the new additions, GM Fleet's range of models running on alternative fuels will include more than 12 cars, trucks and SUVs. As far as LPG autogas is concerned, the expanded line-up will consist of:
- Express Cargo,
- Express Passenger,
- Express Cutaway,
- Silverado HD,
- Low Cab Forward 3500 and 4500
- and GMCs:
- Savana Cargo,
- Savana Passenger,
- Savana Cutaway
- and Sierra HD.
Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels versus using traditional gasoline.
Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet
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