The Kia Niro hybrid drove 3,715.4 miles on just 4.1 tanks of gas.
Officially receiving a Guinness World Record title when it arrived at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 Kia Niro set a new world record by achieving an incredible 76.6 mpg while driving coast to coast in a hybrid car.
The record-setting Niro EX was driven by Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, California along with co-driver Robert Winger of Williamsburg, Virginia. The total trip used only 48.5 gallons and the vehicle was not altered in any way for the attempt.
“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “We set out to build a vehicle that offers real-world utility, great looks and fantastic mileage, and setting the Guinness World Record® title confirms our achievement.”
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