Kia cee'd (2012)
Kia cee'd (2012)

The new Kia cee'd has been awarded five-stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests.

The five-door hatchback achieved high scores for Adult Occupant Protection (89%), Child Occupant Protection (88%), Pedestrian Protection (61%) and Safety Assist equipment (86%). The cee’d recorded the maximum possible score in the dynamic element of the Child Occupant Safety test.  Euro NCAP testers were also impressed with the inclusion of electronic stability control across the entire new cee'd range in Europe ahead of it becoming a compulsory test criteria.

These results compare to the new Ford Focus which scored five stars overall and was awarded 92% adult occupant, 82% child occupant, 72% pedestrian protection and 71% safety assist – whilst offering a better child occupant rating – the Volvo V40 scored more overall.

Standard safety equipment fitted to the new Kia cee'd includes six airbags (front, side and curtain), seatbelt reminders (front and rear), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill Assist Control) to prevent roll-back, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) which flashes the brake lights when the driver is making an emergency stop.

The Kia cee'd Sportswagon which is due to be launched on the 10th September 2012 will be tested at a later date.

Published : 07/09/12 Author : Staff

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