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New gas car put on hold

MITSUBISHI has lambasted the Government for its 'disgusting' treatment of the LPG industry. The attack came after a gas-powered version of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV was delayed because of a shortage of Government funds for conversions.

Mitsubishi was due to begin sales of the LPG Outlander on January 2 for a £1,000 premium over the petrol model.

Its UK importer, Colt Car Company, had applied for a block grant and charged a flat £1,000 more than the standard car, saving customers the additional paperwork of applying themselves.

However, the Energy Saving Trust, which runs the PowerShift programme, announced that no more LPG grants would be allocated until the next financial year in April 2004.

Mitsubishi sales and marketing director Lance Bradley, said: 'It's disgusting. The Government keeps on at the car industry about emissions, then this happens.'

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