In the final round of ANCAP testing for 2019, the new Kia Seltos has been awarded a five-star safety rating.
All Seltos variants share the five-star rating after achieving 85 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 83 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 61 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 70 per cent for Safety Assist.
ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin said: “The Seltos has performed well, but it is important consumers are aware that there are some differences in safety performance for the entry-level Seltos variants.”
“Base models of the Seltos miss out on some of the more advanced features available with the radar-fusion AEB system, and we would encourage consumers to purchase a variant which offers the enhanced collision avoidance capability as this can translate to real differences on the road.”
S and Sport variants sold without the optional Safety Pack are equipped with a camera-only collision avoidance system. Whilst they perform to five-star standard, they are not designed to detect cyclists. These variants also offer slightly reduced autonomous emergency braking (AEB) performance at higher speeds with functionality limited to a top speed of approximately 55 kilometres per hour.
The five-star safety rating applies to all Kia Seltos models built from October 2019.
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