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Kia Niro wins Guinness World Record with 76.6mpg coast-to-coast trip

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Kias Niro crossover has won the Guinness World Record in the US for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid driving from coast to coast.

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The Niro EX recorded a figure of 76.6 mpg driving from Los Angeles to New York City.

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.

Were extremely pleased with the Niros 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.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.