The Kia Sorento SUV scored 82 per cent for grownup occupant safety and 85 per cent in baby occupant safety. For Vulnerable Road Users safety and security help options, the 2020 mannequin has obtained 71 and 79 per cent ranking, respectively.
The Sorento will get Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and 7 airbags as commonplace
The 2020 Kia Sorento has bagged a five-star security ranking within the newest spherical of the Euro NCAP crash check outcomes. The SUV scored 82 per cent for grownup occupant safety and 85 per cent in baby occupant safety. For Vulnerable Road Users safety and security help options, the 2020 mannequin has obtained 71 and 79 per cent ranking, respectively. The car examined was a left-hand drive car fitted with a 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine. The new technology Kia Sorento was formally unveiled earlier this yr in March, and the up to date model reached the US market in September.
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Pablo Martinez Masip, Director of Product Planning and Pricing at Kia Motors Europe, stated, “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.”
As per the Euro NCAP report, Sorento’s passenger compartment remained secure within the occasion of a collision, in addition to its means to supply good safety for all important physique areas within the aspect barrier check. The SUV scored extremely for baby occupant safety, whereas the seat and head restraint exams demonstrated good passenger safety in opposition to whiplash damage within the occasion of a rear-end collision. It will get AEB weak street customers, lane help system and velocity help as commonplace fitment, however misses out on ‘energetic bonnet’, which within the occasion of a collision is designed to assist scale back harmful head accidents to pedestrians.
In phrases of security, the Sorento SUV comes loaded with Kia’s newest Advanced Driving Assistance Systems, seven airbags together with a brand new entrance centre airbag, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist know-how with pedestrian, bicycle owner and car detection and Junction Turning, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Lane Follow Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, High Beam Assist, and different security options.
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Though the car examined by Euro NCAP was a 1.6 T-GDI HEV GLS, nonetheless, the security ranking applies to all the Sorento line-up. The Euro-spec Sorento SUV comes powered by a 1.6-litre TGDi turbocharged petrol engine coupled to a 44.2 kW electrical motor and 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. It is tuned to 226 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed computerized gearbox as commonplace. The SUV can also be supplied in diesel guise, powered by a 2.2-litre ‘Smartstream’ motor producing 199bhp and 440Nm torque.