Kia Carens gets 5-Star safety rating from Euro NCAP image

The all-new Kia Carens compact MPV has been awarded the maximum 5-Star safety rating by Europe’s known road safety organization, Euro NCAP.

The Kia Carens is one of only two compact MPV models currently on sale in Europe to earn 5-Stars in the 2013 Euro NCAP tests. The five-door, five or seven-seater Kia achieved high scores for Adult Occupant Protection (94%), Child Occupant Protection (76%), Safety Assist equipment (81%) and Pedestrian protection (64%).

“From the beginning of the new Carens’ development programme, Kia engineers were dedicated to creating a compact MPV with the very best structure and safety technology to protect drivers, their families and pedestrians in the event of an accident,” comments Benny Oeyen, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe.

The Kia Carens, called Rondo in North America and Australia, is a compact MPV first launched in 1999 and now in its fourth generation. The model is available both as a 5 seater and a 7 seater.