The new Kia Niro has set a Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption achieved by a hybrid car.
It drove coast-to-coast from Los Angeles to New York, achieving an average of 91.9mpg over the 3,715-mile trip - a marked improvement over the claimed 74.3mpg (UK spec).
“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.”
The unmodified Niro EX was driven by Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, California, and co-driver Robert Winger of Williamsburg, Virginia, from Los Angeles City Hall to New York City Hall using only 183 litres (4.1 tanks) of fuel.
Picture caption: Robert Winger (left) and Wayne Gerdes (right).