Kia Seltos passed safety testsAugust 28, 2020
The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the Kia Seltos cross-country test report in its local specification.
With good overall results, the Seltos could not get the highest Top Safety Pick rating due to head optics. The institute’s specialists emphasized that the Korean cross has been rated “good” in all test strikes. The IIHS conducts, for example, tests such as frontal crash tests with overlapping from different sides, side impact, and also experts check the car’s roof strength.
The highest scores were given to onboard electronic assistants, including preventive braking systems. All variants of the system coped with braking in front of a car obstacle at speeds of 20 and 40 km / h, and also managed to avoid a collision or ensure sufficient deceleration in front of a pedestrian.
But all three sets of headlights offered for the American market were rated as unsatisfactory. Both halogen headlights and LED headlights, which are equipped with expensive equipment, could not provide the proper level of illumination.
As emphasized at the institute, if one of the optics options were rated “good” or “acceptable”, the cross could claim the highest award based on the results of all tests.
In addition, it was recently noted that the Korean model Kia Stinger was equipped with a new power plant. It should be emphasized that sales of the new product to the South Korean company should start in September this year.
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