Kia Niro wins Guinness World Record with 76.6mpg coast-to-coast trip
Kia’s Niro crossover has won the Guinness World Record in the US for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid driving from coast to coast.
The Niro EX recorded a figure of 76.6 mpg driving coast-to-coast from Los Angeles to New York City.
The production EX model was driven by Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, California, and co-driver Robert Winger of Williamsburg, Virginia for the 3,715.4-mile journey from Los Angeles City Hall to New York City Hall using 48.5 gallons or 4.1 tanks of fuel.
“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning Kia Motors America. “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.