Kia Niro goes cross-country, sets world record

December 16, 2016 - Posted in Bob Winger , California , CleanMPG , , Corporate , cross-country drive , green cars , Guinness World Record , HUV , Hybrid cars , hybrid SUV , Hybrid Utility Vehicle , Kia , Kia Motors , Kia Motors America , Kia News , Kia Niro , los angeles , New York , New York City , Niro HUV , Regist Featured Stories , Robert Winger , Wayne Gerdes Posted by:




The Niro sure is going places! With only a few weeks left until the New Year, Kia Niro has managed raise the bar for all hybrid cars by setting a Guinness World Record.



Niro at Los Angeles City Hall


Making a 3,715.5 mile cross-country trip from Los Angeles, California to New York City, the Niro received a Guinness World Record title for lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast by a hybrid car. The new record setting figure by our HUV (hybrid utility vehicle) was 76.6 miles per gallon (mpg), a feat achieved by no other vehicles to date.



Niro at the New York City Hall


Piloted by drivers Wayne Gerdes and Robert Winger of CleanMPG, the Niro managed to cover the distance using just 48.5 gallons of gas, equivalent to a mere 4.1 tanks! No alterations of any kind were made to the vehicle prior to the trip.




As the newest green car and first HUV in our line-up, the Niro is an integral part of Kia’s ambitious Green Car Roadmap. With this impressive record-breaking accomplishment under its belt, we are eager to uncover and share the brewing potential of this hybrid crossover. Learn more about the Niro and its outstanding features today!


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... Kia BUZZ : Kia’s official corporate blog


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