Kia GT scores 5-star safety rating

Kia GT scores 5-star safety rating


The Kia pro_cee’d GT has been given a 5-star safety rating in the latest round of ANCAP testing for the New Zealand and Australian markets.

It ranked highly in tests, scoring a 36.19 out of 37 rating from the ANCAP engineers.

ANCAP officials say the pro_cee’d GT passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test, with pedal and steering wheel displacements well controlled, adding that driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the impact and could easily be opened afterwards.

In the side impact test the occupant protection for head, chest, abdomen and pelvis all received maximum scores. And for the pole test, the pro_cee’d GT also scored the maximum points, while whiplash protection was rated as good, the highest level outcome.

The top ANCAP safety rating was the second piece of good news in this part of the world for the pro_cee’d GT in the space of a few days, after the car won a Good Design Australia Award for its looks and overall design.

Kia introduced the pro_cee’d GT to the New Zealand market in April , to complement the 2-door Cerato Koup – both are powered by the same 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, but a matched to different transmissions, with the pro_cee’d GT having a 6-speed manual and the Koup a 6-speed automatic.

Priced at $43,990 + ORC, the pro_cee’d GT is covered by Kia’s d 5-year warranty programme that incorporates 24-hour roadside assistance

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