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Posted on 15 Dec 2020

·      Highest-possible Euro NCAP safety rating for the all-new Kia Sorento SUV

·      All three Sorento models – Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and diesel – benefit from Advanced High Strength Steel bodies 

·      Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and seven airbags as standard

·      Plug-in Hybrid version of Sorento on-sale across Europe during Q1 2021


The all-new Kia Sorento SUV has been awarded the highest-possible safety rating by Euro NCAP. The entire Sorento line-up, including the upcoming Plug-in Hybrid, achieved the maximum five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation.


The Sorento achieved 82 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, 63 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 87 per cent in the ‘Safety Assist’ category, offering excellent peace of mind for families buying the all-new seven-seat SUV.


Euro NCAP praised the Sorento for passenger compartments that remained stable in the event of a collision, as well as its ability to offer good protection for all critical body areas in the side barrier test. The Sorento also scored highly for child occupant protection. Seat and head restraint tests demonstrated good passenger protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. The Sorento’s standard-fit Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system also helped the car avoid impacts during testing for the ‘Safety Assist’ category*.


Every Sorento is fitted with seven standard-fit airbags, including a new front centre airbag. Kia’s first Multi-Collision Brake system, which enables the Sorento to mitigate the severity of secondary collisions is also standard. It automatically applies the vehicle brakes when the airbags have been deployed after an initial collision, further protecting occupants from secondary frontal or side impacts.


Additionally, standard Sorento equipment includes Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control systems to help drivers maintain control under braking and cornering. Sorento is additionally available with Kia’s latest Advanced Driving Assistance Systems that, depending on specification, include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist technology with pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle detection and Junction Turning (detecting oncoming vehicles when turning across the road at a junction),High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning system with leading vehicle departure warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist. Other technologies include Highway Driving Assist with Navigation-Assisted Smart Cruise Control (Curve),Intelligent Speed Limit Assist,Safe Exist Assist, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist when reversing, and Surround View Monitor. 


The Sorento is also available with Lane Following Assist (LFA), a driver assistance technology that operates between zero and 112mph, as well as Kia’s new Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), which acts as a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers.


The all-new Kia Sorento is available from Wilsons of Rathkenny with sales of the new Sorento Plug-in Hybrid commencing in the first quarter of 2021. Every Sorento model is covered by a seven-year/100,000 mile warranty as standard.


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