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Kia Venga

Kia Venga 1.4 GLS, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Kia Venga

Kia Venga 1.4 GLS, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 89%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Marginal, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Adequate, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
13.5 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.2 pts
Neck: Good

Total 42 pts | 85%
PERFORMANCE
11.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
10.8 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
7.0 pts
See comments
Total 23 pts | 64%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
12.8 pts
PELVIS
4.2 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
Active
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESC
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Kia Venga 1.4 GLS, LHD
Body type 5 door MPV
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 1220kg
VIN from which rating applies TMAEG811LBJ042961
Class SMALL OFF-ROAD 4×4
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags Optional but meeting 2010 fitment requirements
Side head airbags Optional but meeting 2010 fitment requirements


Comments

When the Venga was originally tested at the beginning of 2010, Euro NCAP identified some weaknesses in its performance, especially in the frontal impact, and the car was awarded four stars. Kia were not satisfied with the car's performance and have introduced a range of improvements: structural changes help reduce rotation of the vehicle in the frontal impact; the restraint system has been refined to reduce chest and femur loads; the rear seat has been slightly modified to improve child restraint performance; and the changes made following the original test to minimise the risk of the seatbelt being cut during the test have continued in production since that time.

Adult occupant
In the frontal test, the passenger compartment remained stable. Protection of the driver's chest was better than the original assessment and its marginal rating is an improvement over the weak performance seen last time. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. However, the steering column and ignition barrel presented a risk of injury to the driver's femurs. The modifications made to the car do not influence side impact performance and the results are unchanged from the original assessment. In the side barrier impact, the Venga scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings indicated marginal protection of the chest and good protection of other parts of the body. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries in a rear-end impact was good.

Child occupant
In the original assessment, the 3 year dummy contacted the C-pillar trim on rebound. No such contact occurred this time: forward movement of the dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive and the rebound was well controlled. In the side barrier impact, both dummies were properly contained by their respective restraints. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. A permanent label warns clearly of the risks of using a rearward facing restraint in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet provided marginal protection. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered good protection but was predominantly poor in the areas where an adult's head might strike.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is an option on one variant of the Venga in four European countries; otherwise, it is standard equipment. As it is to be fitted as standard in the great majority of sales, it has been included in Euro NCAP's assessment of the car. A driver-set speed limitation device is available as an option but it did not qualify for assessment as it is not standard on any variant. A seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment for the driver and front passenger seats.

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