All-new Kia Sedona receives 5-star rating from US Government

All-new Kia Sedona receives 5-star rating from US Government  
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Safety, Minivans/MPVs, Kia
on 04/11/2006

Source: Kia

The all-new Sedona MPV, known as Carnival in the U.S, has earned the highest possible safety rating – five stars – for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The all-new long wheelbase Sedona on sale in the US continues to offer a high level of standard safety equipment, including twin, frontside and curtain airbags, front active headrests, electronic stability control (ESC), ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), a traction control system (TCS) with brake assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

"We are extremely pleased with the all-new Sedona’s performance and resulting five star rating in NHTSA’s recent testing," said Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America. "The latest five star rating is further proof of our commitment to building high quality vehicles with unprecedented levels of standard safety and convenience features."

Taller, wider but shorter than the previous model, the European version of the all-new Sedona – which was introduced in North America and the general markets last year in long-wheelbase form – has been created especially with European consumers in mind and will be on sale in the UK in July.

It will bring customers new benefits in the key areas of cabin space, seating comfort, interior build quality, accommodation versatility and overall packaging, so important to MPV buyers. Seven individual seats are mounted in a 2+3+2 layout and all five middle and back row seats can be individually moved, reclined, folded or removed.

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