Kia Sorento 2010 got Euro NCAP 5-Star rating

Posted on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 , 03:08:31 byEmil

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Kia Sorento 2010 got Euro NCAP 5-Star rating

The Highline Cruiser Kia Sorento 2010 got a five star rating right after undergoing the testing procedures of Euro NCAP. The SUV has an adult protection 87 % score, child protection 84% plus for safety equipment - 71%. The pedestrian protection is just 44% - the lowest of these.

Kia Motors marketing director in Europe - Benny Oeyen stated for the press 'Our safety specialists in Namyang have designed the new Sorento SUV to ensure the best protection levels for occupants in real life accident scenarios. Our engineers have predicted both a 5 star Euro NCAP rating and a top NHTSA one. The Euro NCAP rating confirms the progress made by Kia with the new SUV,'.

He continued 'The latest Euro NCAP score is another important success for Kia. It is the third 5 star rating received by a new Kia model. The Sorento continues the success story started by the cee'd in 2007 and continued by the Soul earlier this year. The new Sorento was created to fulfill and exceed the expectations of our customers in all aspects, including safety'.

This Sorento, all-new, debuted this month; it has 2.2l diesel engine (called "R", a model that played an important role on Kia cars in the future) producing 194 bhp plus 310 lb-ft torque. Next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show, you can see the SYV; sales expected to start next year, having the United Kingdom as the 1st market there. Prices will be announced later, but you can find more in Frankfurt.