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Kia has developed a record-breaking crossover vehicle which recently won the Guinness World Record title for being the lowest fuel consumption vehicle.
According to the Vanguard, the Kia Niro set an official record of 76.6 miles per gallon (mpg) which when compared to the regular cars of at most 50 mpg, is still record-high.
The Niro Advantage
“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” Vice President, Product and Planning at Kia Motors America Orth Hedrick said. He also reiterated... “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.” Quite an outstanding performance from an hybrid vehicle!
The Niro doubles as a hybrid car and a test drive was organized in the US with Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, California driving the EX version and Robert Winger of Williamsburg, Virginia through a distance of about 3,715 miles (approximately 5, 979 km) from Los Angeles City Hall to New York using only 48.5 (about 184 litres) of fuel.rriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, (hybrid car).
The Niro promises great features including a specially-designed, innovative hybrid system to provide a more dynamic and engaging driving experience; a spacious cabin with lots of room for five occupants and their gear; a full array of advanced driver assistance features — available Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and Lane Departure Warning; and advanced telematics and entertainment equipment — UVO3 with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and a 7-inch touch screen and available Smart Cruise Control, navigation and a Harman Kardon® premium audio system.
The all-new 2017 Niro is set to arrive in the first quarter of next year especially in the US, and will be available in five trim levels: FE, LX, EX, Touring and in a limited-quantity Launch Edition. The FE is EPA rated to achieve 52 mpg highway/49 mpg city/50 mpg combined, while the LX reaches 51/46/49 mpg and the Touring at 46/40/43 mpg.