The new generation of the Picanto made by Kia was tested by the European motoring safety but didn’t manage to impress anyone and got only four Euro NCAP stars.
The new Kia Picanto offers acceptable levels of occupant protection but the lack of standard ESP got the little car a 43 percent overall score, while the crash tested vehicle obtained 31 points, or 86 percent, for occupant protection, 40 points (83 percent) for children, 17 points (47 percent) for pedestrian and 3 points for safety assist section.
“Electronic stability control is available as an option on the Picanto. However its sales as standard equipment are not expected to meet Euro NCAP’s 2011 requirements and the system was not assessed. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the driver, front passenger and rear seats”, as it is written in an official statement.
The front impact test revealed that the front-seat dummies’ knees, femurs and pelvis were protected, as well as the side test, which demonstrated that most body regions were well protected.