Posts Tagged ‘safety rating’
Kia Motors is one automaker that constantly comes out with vehicles that aren’t only stylish but also safe. In 2018, it quickly became one of the safest car brands in America when more than eight vehicles in the Kia Motors lineup received a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Every vehicle to come from Kia Motors since 2018 has also received an award for safety from the IIHS, such as the 2019 Kia Stinger (Top Safety Pick+), the 2020 Kia Soul Receives (Top Safety Pick+) the Kia Telluride (Top Safety Pick +), and the Kia Seltos in Australia, based on Aussie specs, with a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). For the 2020 model year, we have a bit of an echo, because six Kia Motors vehicles just received Top Safety Pick Ratings from the IIHS.
This time around, the 2020 Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, Soul, Stinger and Forte received a 2020 Top Safety Pick rating. Of course, the IIHS has a special way of testing each vehicle to give each a safety rating, and most of the time, a safety award can come down to an option on the vehicle that consumers wouldn’t get standard, or not available in every trim. In the case of these Kia Motors vehicles, that difference is whether or not the vehicle is equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights. A typical line that most vehicles don’t cross, with only high-end trims getting advanced safety features these days.
What a crazy spin that the Kia Seltos will be coming to American shores for the 2021 model year. Did anyone expect that to happen? Either way, the new crossover has a lot going for it, and the Seltos has many differences when compared with the rest of the lineup that sets it apart. There has also been an information leak about an electric version of the Seltos, but that sadly won’t make it ashore – probably. Either way, every trim of the Kia Seltos recently scored a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
It should be made clear that the vehicle model tested was the Australian-spec version of the Kia Seltos launched in October 2019, not the to be North American model. However, we can’t see many changes between the Seltos 2020 and 2021 model year changing much except for the powertrains, obviously. In short, the Seltos did very well across multiple categories ANCAP tests for.
It’s the end of the year, and with that comes a playback reel of all the year’s highlights. Memories, good times, bad times, personal achievements, etc. Around this time, auto brands also like to get a little recognition, and with all the awards year-round, it’s time to look back at some of Kia’s achievements.
First off, a couple of Kia’s have been highlighted as the best cars around. The automotive section of the Consumer Guide, not to be confused with Consumers Digest, covers all the best vehicles to buy every year. For 2016, it included three Kia vehicles – the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Kia Sedona, and surprisingly the Kia K900 – we don’t hear about this model very often, so nice to know the pros still give it props. Speaking of pros, when it comes to J.D. Power, only quality vehicles make the list.