Kia’s First Dedicated Hybrid has Set a World Record

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.

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“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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