He Kia Niro is the first SUV hybrid of the brand Korean. Makes some months could test it and check that the consumption would be an of their main advantages. They now wanted to leave it clear making a trip from coast to coast of the United States. A 6,000 km route between Los Angeles and New York, which has been settled with a consumption from 3.07 l / 100km and that helped them to a record.
The feat has been led to out by the pilot Wayne Gerdes (Carlsbad, California) and by the co-pilot Robert Winger (Williamsburg, Virginia). Got cross United States of West to this spending only 4.1 deposits of fuel. To give you an idea, Kia Niro tank has a capacity of 45 liters, so total spending was exactly 186.3liters of gasoline.
As we said at the beginning, these figures have earned him to become a Guinness World Record, by having the lowest average registered with a hybrid car driving from coast to coast of the United States. Orth Hedrick, Vice President and planner of product of Kia, said that his “goal was create a vehicle that was actually useful, with a great presence and a fantastic consumption by kilometer”.
Kia Niro is a compact crossover that uses the propeller 1.6 HEV, which links a 1.6 petrol GDi of Atkinson cycle and 105 HP, with another electric motor. In total are 141 CV and the consumption approved is remains at 3.8 l / 100 km with rim of 16 inches. Another of the highlights of the hybrid will be a complete equipment that includes the latest in infotainment and a multitude of aid to driving.
Source – Kia