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Kia Ceed Gets Five Star Crash Rating At EuroNCAP

Kia Motors’ Cee’d has been awarded a five-star safety rating in the latest Euro-NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) crash test results, according to the South Korean automaker Wednesday.

Euro NCAP is greatly encouraged with the five star result achieved by the Kia Cee’d, as it is the first Kia and first Korean car to do so since Euro NCAP first tested this make of car in 2003!

Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and the passenger.

The clutch pedal moved rearward more than 100mm, but there was no rupture of the footwell.

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Side impact

The Cee’d scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests

Child-protection

The Kia cee’d scored maximum points for the dynamic performance of the 3 year old dummy in the frontal and side impacts.

The front passenger’s airbag can be disabled, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear.

The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in the passenger’s seat without first disabling the airbag was not clear and was not permanently visible.

The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

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[Source: EuroNCAP]

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