Kia Optima Hybrid Sets New Guinness World Record

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Kia Motors is one of the automotive industry's currentfuel economy leaders and today the brand is celebrating the setting of a new GuinnessWorld Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle, while drivingthrough all 48 adjoining U.S. states.Drivers Wayne Gerdes from Wadsworth, Illinois, and Chris Bernius from New York City,successfully piloted a factory-standard 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan through a 7,899mile route across America and achieved an incredible average fuel consumption of64.55 mpg US (3.64 l/100 km), beating the car's official EPA highway fuel consumptionfigure by 61.37 per cent.
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Kia Motors is one of the automotive industry's currentfuel economy leaders and today the brand is celebrating the setting of a new GuinnessWorld Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle, while drivingthrough all 48 adjoining U.S. states.Drivers Wayne Gerdes from Wadsworth, Illinois, and Chris Bernius from New York City,successfully piloted a factory-standard 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan through a 7,899mile route across America and achieved an incredible average fuel consumption of64.55 mpg US (3.64 l/100 km), beating the car's official EPA highway fuel consumptionfigure by 61.37 per cent.
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