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Kia Sorento Awarded the Highest Safety Rating

Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for new Kia Sorento


  • Highestpossible Euro NCAP safety rating for the new Kia Sorento SUV
  • Both  Sorento models –  Plugin Hybrid and diesel – benefit from Advanced High Strength Steel bodies
  • Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and seven airbags as standard
  • Plugin Hybrid version of Sorento on-sale in Ireland in February 2021


9 December 2020 – The 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% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, 63% for pedestrian protection, and 87% in the ‘Safety Assist’ category.


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*.


The car’s safety rating was reinforced by the Advanced High Strength Steel bodyshells that under


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