Kia Sorento euro-specification vehicle scores perfect 5-star rating at Euro NCAP crash test safety rating. It is comes equipped with active and passive safety technology.

  • Scores 82% for adult and 85% for child protection
  • Tested vehicle was powered with 1.6L petrol engine LHD
  • Also offered with a 7-seater option  

The Kia Sorento first generation was launched in 2002. Now it’s the fourth generation Sorento, officially revealed earlier this year. Kia Sorento is one of the premium global SUV for the brand, top in the line. Updated Sorento was recently launched on American soil in September 2020. While the Indian spec Kia Seltos rated 3-star in global NCAP crash test caused a stir in the market as Korean cars are performing extremely well on a safety basis elsewhere. Recently crash-tested euro Spec Kia Sorento, it managed to get a 5-star safety rating.

Kia Sorento front collision
Kia Sorento front collision

Out of a hundred, the Sorento scores 82 percent in adult protection, 85 percent in child protection, 63 percent for pedestrian protection, and 87 percent in the safety assist category. It is mentioned in the website at, that the safety rating applies to the entire range of Sorento from 5-seater to 7-seater variants. The variant tested was Kia Sorento 1.6 Litre T-GDI HEV GLS petrol hybrid engine, which comes with a left-hand drive. The car came covered with safety features like electronic stability control, driver attention warning, vehicle stability management, 7-airbags, a new center airbag, and a lot of active and passive safety features.

Kia Sorento side impact Euro NCAP
Kia Sorento side impact at euro NCAP

The Euro-specification Kia Sorento powered by 2 engines, a 1.6-liter TGDi turbocharged petrol engine coupled with a 44.2 KW electric motor, which uses a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, combined it generates, 230 Hp of maximum power and 265 Nm of peak torque. This particular engine comes equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Also, it offers a 2.2 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, which puts out 202 Hp of power and 440 Nm of peak torque, when covered with an 8-speed DCT automatic transmission. This engine comes only with a 7-seater vehicle arrangement. Although, 4-wheel drive configuration accessible through both turbo petrol and diesel engine.