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Kia Niro: From World Debut to World Record Holder

Posted by: Hayley Feichter

The 2017 Kia Niro can now add "Guinness World Record holder" to its list of accolades. The hybrid crossover just made a coast-to-coast trek using only 48.5 gallons of gas making it the lowest fuel consumption cross-country drive by a hybrid. Its record setting mark is at an unbelievable 76.6 mpg.

After making its world debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the Kia Niro has continued to impress. It's the first dedicated Kia hybrid vehicle and has a new, eco-car platform and unique hybrid system that allows it to outperform its competition.


Some of its features include:

  • Exceptional fuel efficiency - up to 50 mpg combined - and, as a result, reduced emissions.
  • An innovative hybrid system featuring a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with Sport Mode, to provide a more dynamic and engaging driving experience, while delivering extremely efficient operation.
  • A spacious cabin with lots of room for occupants and their gear. 
  • Kia's full array of driver assistance features - advanced high-strength steel structure, seven airbags, available Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
  • The Niro doesn't look like other hybrids, its eye-catching design is athletic - strong, sculpted and modern.
  • It's well-equipped - Standard UVO3 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 7-inch touchscreen and available Smart Cruise Control, navigation and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.

The 2017 Niro is set to arrive at Kia retailers in the first part of the new year. 

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