Kia Carens gets 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP

Article by Anita Panait, on September 26, 2013

Euro NCAP has awarded the all-new Kia Carens compact MPV with a five-star safety rating. The rating came after the Carens gained high scores for Adult Occupant Protection (94 percent), Child Occupant Protection (76 percent), Safety Assist equipment (81 percent) and Pedestrian protection (64 percent). The Carens is one of only two compact MPVs that were awarded five-star ratings in the 2013 Euro NCAP tests.

Benny Oeyen, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning at Kia Motors Europe remarked that since the beginning of the new Carens’ development program, their engineers were dedicated to creating a compact MPV with the “very best structure and safety technology” to protect drivers and pedestrians. He remarked that the Carens being able to get the highest rating in Euro NCAP that has become tougher in the last five years is a testament to Kia’s ongoing commitment to improving vehicle safety.

Euro NCAP has awarded the Carens maximum point scores for side impact protection against a barrier, child protection for 18-month old infants, front seat whiplash protection and protection for pedestrians’ legs.  Euro NCAP noted that the Carens comes with a ‘belt-up’ reminder for all seats and a driver-set adjustable speed limiter.

It also noted that all of the child restraint types could be properly installed and accommodated in the Carens. The Carens boasts of standard safety equipment like six airbags (front, front side and curtain), seatbelt reminders for all occupants, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) and ESS (Emergency Stop Signalling).

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nearly a decade after Opel and sister brand Vauxhall introduced the Insignia large family car, these companies are now getting ready to unveil the second generation of this offering from...
by - December 7, 2016
After we caught a glimpse of the revamped Amarok, VW Australia once again wants to give its ute a sinister look inspired by the Mad Max movie franchise. The “Korama”...
by - December 7, 2016
Customers in the European market are known for leaning towards style and with this in mind, Nissan has revealed the special LEAF Black Edition. While the production run of this...
by - December 7, 2016
When Volkswagen unveiled the VW Atlas, it declared that this SUV is being developed for the United States and is set to arrive as a 2018 model. It also unveiled...
by - December 7, 2016
Did you miss the opportunity to get a brand new Dodge Viper? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss. Dodge has announced a “final call” for orders for its...
by - December 6, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries