Kia’s Newest Crossover Sets Lofty Mark of 76.6 mpg Driving Coast-to-Coast from Los Angeles to New York City. Carcus – CleanMPG – Dec. 15, 2016 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid - Pricing TBA while offering owners an extraordinary 46/51/49 mpgUS city/highway/combined rating in the LX trim. This all-new crossover includes a new, dedicated low emissions and consumption platform with a very unique hybrid system. New York City, New York -- Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the 2017 Kia Niro officially received a Guinness World Record® title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast for hybrid cars. The new record-setting mark is an incredible 76.6 mpg. Achieving this lofty result did not occur in Kia's most efficient Niro trim - the FE trim - but in one of the projected highest volume trims, the slightly less efficient LX variant. The time of year was also a challenge as the Niro was driven across the continent in December, far from the peak efficiency period and heat of summer making the Guinness World Record® even more noteworthy. The Guinness World Records® setting 2017 Kia Niro LX with Kia brand and sponsor logos from Shell® and ScanGauge®, was driven by Wayne Gerdes of Carlsbad, California, and co-driver Robert Winger of Williamsburg, Virginia. They departed Los Angeles Calif. on Sunday Dec. 4th and reached NY City, NY on Sunday, Dec. 11th, having traveled from Los Angeles City Hall to New York City Hall covering 3,715.4 miles using only 48.5 gallons or 4 tanks of gas. The vehicle was not altered in any way for the attempt other than the addition of (2) full size mounted spare tires and (2) Garmin® portable GPS units. Orth Hedrick, VP, Product Planning KMA: Wayne Gerdes, Owner/Admin of CleanMPG: The Niro Crossover Hybrid is the first dedicated Kia hybrid conceived to provide both outstanding fuel economy and compact crossover utility. In addition to the design focus, the Niro’s long list of features includes: an innovative hybrid system to provide a more dynamic driving experience; a spacious cabin with 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, an available Smart Cruise Control, navigation and a Harman Kardon premium audio system. 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid "Bomber Bob" looking at the camera at the launch near LA City Hall before an epic transcontinental journey. The all-new 2017 Niro is set to arrive in Kia retailers in the first quarter of next year and will be available in five trim levels: FE, LX, EX, Touring and in a limited-quantity Touring Launch Edition. The FE trim is EPA rated to achieve 49/52/50 mpg city/highway/combined, the LX and EX trims provide 46/51/49 mpg city/highway/combined, and the fully loaded top of the line Touring trim with 18" alloys is rated at 40/46/43 mpg city/highway/combined. 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid in NY City Parked near NY City Hall in below freezing temps after achieving a Lowest Fuel Consumption Guinness World Record.