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Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto 1.0 LX, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto 1.0 LX, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 86%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.1 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.1 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.4 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 40 pts | 83%
PERFORMANCE
11.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe ISOFIX plus
Group0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
9.6 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Roemer Duo ISOFIX plus
Group0, 1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
7.0 pts
See comments
Total 17 pts | 47%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
9.2 pts
PELVIS
1.5 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 3 pts | 43%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
0.0 pts
ESPNot assessed
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rear
Pass


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Kia Picanto 1.0 LX, LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 895kg
VIN from which rating applies applies to Picantos of the specification tested
Class Supermini.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Seatbelt Reminder Driver, passenger and rear


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the Picanto remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis of both the driver and front passenger. Kia demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Most body regions were well protected in the side barrier test, with adequate protection of the chest. However, the rear door on the struck side opened during the test and the car was penalised. In the more severe side pole test, the door remained fully latched. Dummy readings of rib deflection indicated marginal protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive and both the 3 year and the 18 month dummies were properly contained in the side impact test. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position and the Picanto provides clear information to the driver regarding the status of the airbag. A permanently attached label gives a clear warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing seat in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The bonnet was rated as poor or marginal in most areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head. Similarly, the front edge of the bonnet did not provide good protection for pedestrians' legs. Only the bumper scored maximum points, offering good protection for pedestrians in all areas tested.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is available as an option on the Picanto. However, its sales as standard equipment are not expected to meet Euro NCAP's 2011 requirements and the system was not assessed. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the driver, front passenger and rear seats.

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