2015 Kia Carnival scores four star safety rating

2015 Kia Carnival scores four star safety rating

Disappointing ANCAP result for new Kia Carnival…

The just launched new 2015 Kia Carnival has been awarded just a four-star ANCAP safety rating.

In what’s sure to be disappointing news for Kia Australia, the Carnival performed poorly in the frontal offset test, which simulates a head-on crash, with ANCAP reporting that the people-mover left the driver exposed to a heightened risk of serious injury to the legs and feet.

The test also determined that there was excessive movement of the park and foot brake pedals and significant foot-well deformation.

Dash components were also a potential source of injury to the knees.

The new Kia Carnival also lost points for the lack of intelligent seat-belt reminders for the second-row fixed seats. ANCAP tell us that this is a mandatory requirement for a five-star rating.

Check out our recent launch review of the new 2015 Kia Carnival.