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Nissan aims LPG Primera at fleets

NISSAN has launched a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-powered Primera aimed specifically at fleet users.

The car will use a converted 1.8-litre petrol engine, and qualifies for a 70% grant towards the cost of conversion through PowerShift.

Dave Murfitt, Nissan's fleet sales director, said: 'More fleets are looking at LPG because of its financial and environmental benefits. The LPG model combines all the benefits of the standard Primera with the addition of a full warrantied LPG conversion. We will evaluate the take-up on this model and then look at expanding our range of LPG models further in the future.'

After the PowerShift grant, Nissan claims an LPG 1.8 SE will cost £1,047 more than a standard 1.8-litre petrol model. It will also incur benefit-in-kind tax based on 14% of its list price for its 155g/km carbon dioxide rating.

The 59-litre LPG tank is housed in the spare wheel well, complementing the 62-litre petrol tank. Combined mpg is 29.8mpg.

Prices start at £16,747 on-the road, inclusive of PowerShift grant.

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