The extremely popular Kia Seltos which was launched in Australia and New Zealand in October 2019 has been awarded the highest 5-star rating in the ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) Safety crash tests. Australia’s independent vehicle safety authority has declared that the car meets the 5-star threshold in all four areas of assessment.
Despite the safety rating rules and regulations being very stringent in Australia, the compact SUV scored an amazing rating of 85 percent in adult occupant protection,83 percent rating in child occupant protection, 61 percent rating in vulnerable road user protection and 70 percent rating in safety assist. The tests conducted on the SUV were for Frontal Offset, Full Width Frontal, Side Impact, Oblique Pole, Whiplash Protection, and autonomous emergency braking tests.
The rating applies to all variants of Kia Seltos which are available in Australia and New Zealand. All these variants come with autonomous emergency braking (city and interurban) system. The S, Sport, and LX variants have an option of a more advanced AEB radar-fusion system which helped them to achieve improved scores when compared to the camera-only system fitted to base models.
These models are also equipped with more safety features like six airbags, lane keep assist system, lane departure warning and emergency lane keeping as standard.
The South Korean carmaker offers Few features in the Australian and New Zealand variants that are different from that of Indian Variants.