Safety

Our efforts to ensure your safety: crash test

Vehicle body structure made of ultra-high tensile steel

The body of a vehicle usually refers to the frame on the surface. It takes up about 30 percent of the vehicle's total weight and plays a pivotal role in the vehicle's crash safety and styling. A vehicle body made of ultra-high tensile steel via hot stamping method allows the car to be lighter while increasing its rigidity. The result: better fuel efficiency and crash safety.

Advanced Safety Tech
Advanced Safety Tech
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Airbag

In a Kia car, your safety is ensured as it has a full set of airbags for whoever you drive with and however you might be impacted, including driver/passenger seat airbags, driver knee airbag, curtain airbag and front/rear side airbag.

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Seat Belt Pre-tensioner

A seat belt pre-tensioner is a device that is used to hold a passenger firmly in their seat just before and at the start of a collision and then allow that passenger to come into contact with the inflated airbag in a controlled way.

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Bumper Systems for Pedestrians

Lower legform / lower stiffener

Upon impact between a pedestrian and a car, the lower legform or lower stiffener can minimize the bending of a pedestrian’s knee and make a pedestrian fall onto the car to reduce the possibility for a pedestrian to go under the car and end up in a more critical state.

Technologies to Avoid Impact

The focus of safety has been on how much the occupants on board or pedestrians can be protected. Now a new question is emerging regarding car safety: how well can impact be avoided.

Safety technologies are only supplemental systems and they do not replace the need for the driver to operate the vehicle safely and exercise care and attention. For more information about Kia's safety technology, please refer to your relevant Kia vehicle's owner's manual.

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Lane Departure Warning System

A camera mounted on the windshield of your car senses your lane ahead and, if you depart from your lane because of drowsy driving or recklessness, warns you to take control of the car again.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

TPMS monitors the air pressure inside the tires of your car and alerts you if there is any under-inflated one, indicating its position.

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Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

With this system, your car keeps monitoring the road conditions and protects your safety by automatically controlling the steering wheel and the brake when the road is bumpy.

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Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

With this system, abrupt braking while you drive triggers fast blinking of a brake lamp to alert cars behind you on any danger.

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Lane Departure Warning System

A camera mounted on the windshield of your car senses your lane ahead and, if you depart from your lane because of drowsy driving or recklessness, warns you to take control of the car again.

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Forward Collision Warning

With this system, a camera monitors the distance between your car and the one running ahead of you and alerts you when it senses the distance becoming excessively short.

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

A tire pressure monitoring system is an active protection system that monitors the air pressure inside the tires of your car and alerts you if there are any tyres that are under-inflated.


Tuned for Australian Conditions

The confidence of optimal performance at all times

You might be surprised to know that our vehicles undergo two-to-three months of testing and tuning in Australia. 
We travel on a variety of surfaces, from narrow inner-city streets to sprawling country lanes, ensuring that Kia vehicles feature handling and dynamics tailored to Australia’s unique set of conditions.

We also conduct testing on the long roads of the Northern Territory, which test the engine’s performance as well as the cooling system with ambient temperatures of over 40ºC. In this way, we assure you that every change to the tuning is based on real-world experience and not just theory.

But don’t just take our word for it. The independent critics have weighed in – and the feedback is positive. 
Grant Edwards from the Morning Bulletin said, “Kia’s Australian tuning program has worked wonders,” while motoring.com.au called the Cerato, “the best ride-handling package produced by Kia Australia yet.” Meanwhile, caradvice.com.au wrote that, “Kia Sorento’s ride and handling characteristics [are] on par with the best in the business.”

When you invest in a vehicle, you want to be assured of its performance no matter where you are.
Thankfully with Kia, all of our cars have been tuned for a wide range of Australian road and weather conditions. So you can enjoy the ride more, regardless of where you’re driving and what’s happening in the environment around you.

We put it all down to our focus on you, the driver. Whether it’s offering you the latest in automotive technology and maximum safety, or backing our vehicles with Australia’s only 7 year unlimited kilometre warranty – not to mention the appointment of award-winning automotive designer, Peter Schreyer, to redesign our range.

And now, with every Kia vehicle tuned specifically for a whole range of local driving conditions and Australian road types, you’ll have the confidence that:

  • Your car will handle optimally, and offer stable steering, in all road conditions, from city driving to rural roads and highways
  •  You’ll enjoy a more responsive and engaged drive, with total control over our specially-tuned steering
  •  Your suspension has been lifted to achieve the perfect balance between comfort and handling, offering a superior driving experience

It’s all the result of our rigorous testing and product improvements.

Ultimately, however, the one critic we want to satisfy is you. We invite you to experience it all for yourself by testing out one of our vehicles today. Simply find your nearest dealer and Request a Test Drive now.