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New Kia Cee’d Gets Five-Star Safety Rating

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Another new hatchback tested by EuroNCAP and awarded with five-star is the new generation Kia Ceed. The Korean car scored good marks in all four main categories, including Adult Occupant Protection (89%), Child Occupant Protection (88%) and Safety Assist equipment (86%). The car was also applauded for its range of electronic safety features.

The new Cee’d is blessed with six airbags (front, side and curtain), seatbelt reminders (front and rear), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill Assist Control) to prevent roll-back, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) which flashes the brake lights when the driver is making an emergency stop, all as standard.

Kia is also launching a Sport wagon (estate) version of this car, which should also be a five-star car.

“The previous generation cee’d was the first Kia to achieve a 5-star EuroNCAP rating.  In the last five years, testing criteria have become tougher, making it harder for manufacturers’ products to be awarded top marks.  It is a testament to Kia’s on going commitment to vehicle safety that we are able to once again achieve a high score for the cee’d,” comments Benny Oeyen, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe.

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