Euro NCAP has ended the year with the testing of two version of the Kia Soul, the regular one and the electric, as both of them have scored just 4 stars out of a possible five.
The Kia Soul has been rated with 75 percent in Adult Occupant protection, 82 percent in Child Occupant Protection, 59 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 56 percent in Safety Assist. The only “Weak” result was in the side pole impact at the torso, as the rest of the dummies’ parts were rated either Marginal, Adequate or Good. The tested car was a Kia Soul 1.6 diesel EX.
The Kia Soul EV has also scored the same 4-star safety rating. The model was rated with 84 percent in Adult Occupant, 82 percent in Child Occupant, 59 percent in Pedestrian and 56 percent in Safety Assist. The “green” version of the Soul is a safer vehicle than the regular variant but, once again, the torso in the side pole impact was rated as “Weak”. Major points were lost in the Pedestrian category, where the lower front part of the hood and the lower side parts of the windscreen are providing a “Poor” protection in case of an impact. The tested model was the Kia Soul EV SX.