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12.10.2012
Poland
Sector: LPG

STAG becomes factory option on Mitsubishi

Lo and behold – this is the first time ever a Polish manufacturer supplies a car maker with LPG systems to be fitted on new vehicles. Mitsubishi now offers brand new Colts optionally equipped with STAG autogas fuel systems, made by the company AC.
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The LPG Colt is a limited edition model. It is offered solely as a five-door hatchback with a 1,3 l, 95 HP engine, with two trim levels to choose from – Invite and Elegance. The prices are 45580 and 49270 zlotys, respectively, which equals to 11063-11959 euros at current exchange rates.

The cars are converted using STAG 300 Premium ECU's, AC R01 reducers and AC W01 injector rails. Autogas is stored in a toroidal tank mounted in the spare wheel well, underneath the boot floor. The tank has gross capacity of 42 l, which means it can hold approximately 34 l of fuel.

Mitsubishi Colt Elegance 2012© MitsubishiColt Elegance is now available with a STAG autogas system and has been attractively priced

Mitsubishi and AC offer the same warranty conditions on the LPG systems as on entire vehicles – 3 years with a 100 thousand km mileage limit. Any glitches that may occur to the autogas hardware will be removed free of charge by AC. The only condition is to bring the car for maintenance every 15 thousand km to any one of 54 AC Approved Service Partners or other appointed places all over Poland, such as the 67 recommended installers network.

Colts will be initially converted at AC's Approved Service Partners, but should need arise, Mitsubishi's service stations personnel may be trained to fit and maintain STAG autogas systems on their own. Until then, the systems will be maintained by AC's technical and marketing advisors during the cars' regular annual maintenance.

The MY 2012 Colt Elegance is based on the Invite trim level with some additions and comes with CD/mp3 radio, side airbags, parking sensors, 15-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights, among others. This version is distinguished on the outside by an ELEGANCE emblem on the rear hatch and a front grille rimmed with chrome. Inside, you will find ELEGANCE logos on the velour floor mats and chrome finish around the vents. Colt Elegance 2012 is priced at 45180 zlotys (10966 euros), plus 4090 zlotys (993 euros) for the STAG system. Actually, the system costs 3590 zlotys (871 euros) and the remaining 500 (122 euros) is the cost of adapting the engine to run on LPG.

STAG autogas systems are currently fitted on new Colts only, but buying a petrol-only powered car and converting it at a later time is no problem at all. If that sounds like an option, you need to remember that in order to ever switch to autogas you will have to order an example with an adapted engine. Otherwise, the engine's warranty will be voided.




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Piotr Złoty
source: Mitsubishi, AC S.A.



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