In early 2020, the new Kia Seltos will enter the Russian market. At the moment, the model is undergoing crash tests in the ANCAP laboratory. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the intermediate test results.
Interestingly, this model has not yet taken part in tests of this kind. ANCAP is the debut for Seltos. The result was great: five stars. The final decision of the commission was influenced by the AEB system (automatic braking in an emergency).
Despite a decent assessment, the shortcomings were still identified. In a frontal impact at a speed of 64 km / h, the barrier bends. A particularly serious deformation occurs in the area of the driver's right leg. This area has received a brown hazard rating.
Another weak spot is the back seat. If a 10-year-old child is placed on it, the impact load will lead to fractures.
When hitting the frontal part at a speed of 50 km / h, shortcomings were also revealed. An adult passenger sitting in the back seat can sustain fatal pelvic injury.
In a side impact, the driver runs the risk of fractures in the chest area. The rear head restraints have shown unsatisfactory results: they pose a danger in a collision.
Where does the car get such a high score with so many flaws? The fact is that ANCAP focuses on active safety systems, and not passive, and with this parameter, Kia Seltos is all right.