New York to LA on only four fill-ups!

It’s not unusual to fill a fuel tank twice a day during road trips in gas-guzzling rides.

At 76.6 miles per gallon, converted to 3.07 L/100km, the Kia Niro Hybrid required only four fill-ups to drive from New York to Los Angeles; and in doing so, set a Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle. Impressive indeed.

“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at Kia Motors of 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.”

While it’s not yet available in Canada, the Niro features a completely new platform, which was designed from day-one by Kia engineers as a dedicated foundation for their latest hybrid technology.

Guinness World Record

In addition to its cutting-edge “green” tech, Kia focused heavily on delivering a seamless hybrid motoring experience paired with engaging driving dynamics in its new fuel-sipping front-wheel-drive urban crossover. Rounding out the deliverables is an upscale cabin replete with the latest in both infotainment and safety technology.

There’s no information on pricing at this point; or a definitive date for the Niro’s introduction into Canada, though sometime in 2017 is a good bet. No doubt, there will be plenty of accompanying fanfare when it does roll into Kia showrooms.


About The Author

Rob Rothwell has been involved in automotive journalism since 2002, writing for multiple online and print publications. He lives on the West Coast and is a member of the AJAC (Automotive Journalist Association of Canada). Rob’s passions include long drives on country roads in his convertible sports car, as well as cycling, skiing, kayaking, and sailing. Rob can often be found at the beach with his classic 80s Rainbow Laser, or tinkering in his workshop on his latest project.

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