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The Kia Niro hybrid set a Guinness world record

Гибрид Kia Niro установил рекорд ГиннессаCrossover crossed the US with record low fuel consumption.

Crossover Kia Niro called the most economical in the world a hybrid car traveling through all the States — from new York to Los Angeles. The achievement was recorded by the Guinness Book of records.

The SUV was driven 3715 miles (almost six thousand kilometers) from East to West coast of the US, spending only 48.5 gallon of gasoline (183,6 liters). Thus, the average fuel consumption of Kia Niro on this trip made up 3.07 liters per hundred kilometers.

The Kia noted that the trip involved standard factory crossover is not subjected to any upgrades.

The first production Kia SUV with a hybrid power plant made its debut in February 2016 at the Chicago auto show. All-wheel drive crossover, the drag coefficient of 0.29 which is built on a perfect new chassis.

“Niro” equipped with a 1.6-liter aspirated power of 105 horsepower, a 43-horsepower electric motor, a set of lithium-polymer batteries with a capacity of 1.56 kilowatt-hour and six-speed “robot” with two clutches. In sum, the unit gives 148 horsepower and 264 Nm of torque.

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