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New KIA Sorento Secures Five-Star Safety Rating

The new KIA Sorento SUV has been awarded the highest-possible safety rating by Euro NCAP.

The entire Sorento line-up, including the upcoming Plug-in Hybrid, achieved the maximum five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation.

The Sorento achieved 82% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, 63% for pedestrian protection, and 87% in the ‘Safety Assist’ category.

Euro NCAP praised the Sorento for passenger compartments that remained stable in the event of a collision, as well as its ability to offer good protection for all critical body areas in the side barrier test.

The Sorento also scored highly for child occupant protection. Seat and head restraint tests demonstrated good passenger protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. The Sorento’s standard-fit Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system also helped the car avoid impacts during testing for the ‘Safety Assist’ category*.

The car’s safety rating was reinforced by the Advanced High Strength Steel bodyshells that underpin each Sorento SUV, with torsional rigidity that is 12.5% higher than the perceived ‘safety leader’ in the Sorento’s segment.

Every car is fitted with seven standard-fit airbags, including a new front centre airbag, a new innovation that provides additional head protection for front-seat occupants. All Sorento models are equipped as standard with KIA’s Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control systems to help drivers maintain control under braking and cornering.

Commenting, Pablo Martinez Masip, Director of Product Planning and Pricing at KIA Motors Europe, said: “The new KIA Sorento is a spacious, efficient and high quality SUV for up to seven passengers, and owners can be reassured that it offers a high level of safety too.

The new model is already proving incredibly popular with families, who have been impressed with its head-turning design, performance and all-weather capabilities. It’s important that the car offers a wide range of features and technologies designed to reduce the chances of a collision, and protect occupants should a collision be unavoidable.”

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