In recent years, hybrid vehicles have become increasingly popular, thanks to their incredible efficiency. Man eco-conscious drivers are investing in hybrid vehicles in order to save money on gas but also to help reduce their carbon footprint. Although there is a wide selection of hybrid vehicles to choose from, the 2017 Kia Niro stands out from them all. The Niro recently received the Guinness World Record® title for lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle, and here’s how.
Guinness World Records® title for lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle
During a cross-country drive from Los Angeles City Hall to New York City Hall, the 2017 Kia Niro was able to achieve an impressive 76.6 mpg, which is now the best fuel economy among hybrid models. Driver Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, CA and co-driver Robert Winger of Williamsburg, VA made the 3,715.4-mile trek using only 48.5 gallons (or 4.1 tanks) of gas. Can you imagine travelling across the nation and only filling up your tank 4 times?
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Features and capabilities of the 2017 Kia Niro
As the first dedicated Kia hybrid, the 2017 Niro is designed to combine exceptional efficiency with crossover functionality to appeal to a variety of drivers. In addition to outstanding fuel economy, the Kia Niro also stands out in terms of design and technology. High-tech driver assistance features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, UVO3 with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 7-inch touchscreen, Smart Cruise Control, navigation, and Harman Kardon® premium audio system.
When will the 2017 Niro be available?
The 2017 Kia Niro is projected to be available at Kia dealerships across the nation during the first quarter of 2017. At that time, drivers will be able to get behind the wheel and experience its impressive efficiency and other notable features firsthand. Stay tuned for more information, which we will provide as the release date approaches.