- The India-spec Kia Seltos has received a three-star rating in the latest round of Global crash tests
- Last year The Australian Spec Kia Seltos SUV was awarded a top five-star crash rating by ANCAP SAFETY, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority.
- It has been rated three stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection.
- Body Shell Integrity is Unstable
The India-spec Kia Seltos has received a three-star rating in the latest round of Global Ncap crash tests.The Kia Seltos’ overall score for adult occupant protection was 8.03 points out of a maximum 17.
Last year The Australian Spec Kia Seltos SUV was awarded a top five-star crash rating by ANCAP SAFETY, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority.All variants of Seltos for the Australian market come equipped with six airbags, ABS, an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, emergency lane keeping and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS). This equipment helped it score 85 percent for adult occupancy, 83 percent for child occupancy. While standard safety kit of the India-spec Kia Seltos does comprise six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, traction control, hill-start assist, a 360-degree camera, TMPS and a blind spot monitor as standard. Meanwhile, the base trim comes with just two airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard.
Analysis of Adult Occupant Protection
The protection offered to the driver and passenger head was adequate, both passenger and driver head bottomed out the airbags. Both adult
passenger’s neck protection was good. Driver chest showed marginal protection, while passenger chest protection was good. Driver and passenger knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard supported by the Tran fascia tube. Drivertibias showed weak and adequate protection while passenger’s tibias showed good and adequate protection. The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. Footwell area was rated as unstable. The car offers standard SBR for driver and passenger.
All of the above explained the three stars for adult occupant protection.
Analysis of Child Occupant Protection
The child seat for the 3 year old was installed FWF with the adult belt and was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact while it offered poor protection to the head as it contacted with the interior of the car and good protection to the chest. The 18 month old CRs( child restraint system was installed with adult belt rearward facing. The head showed good protection and the chest was protected. The CRSs did not show incompatibility. The manufacturer refused to recommend the CRSs. The vehicle does not offer 3 point belts in all seating positions and it does not offer ISOFIX anchorages.
All of the above explained the two stars for child occupant protection.