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    Discover what makes our cars safer

Vehicle body structure made of ultra-high tensile steel

Body of a vehicle usually refers to the frame on the surface. It takes up about 30 percent of the vehicle's total weight and plays a pivotal role in the vehicle's crash safety and styling. A vehicle body made of ultra-high tensile steel via hot stamping method allows the car to be lighter while increasing their rigidity. The result: better fuel efficiency and crash safety.

Car body Front
  • Airbags

    In a Kia car, your safety is ensured as it has a full set of airbags, including driver/passenger seat airbag, driver knee airbag, curtain airbag and front/rear side airbag, whoever you drive with.

  • Seat belt pretensioner

    A seat belt pretensioner is a device that is used to hold a passenger firmly in their seat just before and at the start of a collision and then allow that passenger to come into contact with the inflated in a controlled way.

  • Bumper systems for pedestrians

    Lower legform / lower stiffener

    Upon impact between a pedestrian and a car, the lower legform or lower stiffener can minimize the bending of his/her knee and make him/her fall onto the car to reduce the possibility for him/her to go under the car and end up in a more critical state.

Technologies to avoid impact

The focus of safety has been how much the occupants on board or pedestrians can be protected. Now a new question is emerging regarding car safety: how well an impact can be avoided.

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

    By warning and braking automatically, the FCA system assists you in avoiding or mitigating an accident. A radar on the car's front bumper and a camera on the windscreen monitor for hazards on the horizon, such as pedestrians or other cars.1

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    TPMS monitors the air pressure inside the tires of your car and alerts you if there is any under-inflated one, indicating its position.

  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

    With this system, your car keeps monitoring the road conditions and protects your safety by automatically controlling the steering wheel and the brake when the road is bumpy.

  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

    With this system, abrupt braking while you drive triggers fast blinking of a brake lamp to alert cars behind you on any danger.

Safety Warning Systems

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

    A camera mounted on the windshield of your car senses your lane ahead and, if you depart from your lane because of drowsy driving or recklessness, warns you to take control of the car again.

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

    The Forward Collision Warning system anticipates the potential for colliding with the vehicle in front, providing the driver with audio and visual warnings if the car in front slows down suddenly, helping to avoid a head-on collision. The warning draws the driver’s attention to the threat before engaging FCA to help bring the car to a safe halt.

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    A tire pressure monitoring system is an active protection system that monitors the air pressure inside the tires of your car and alerts you if there is any that is under-inflated.

* Package features, names, and functions will differ according to region and vehicle type.
(1) The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) is an assistance system and does not relieve the driver from his/her responsibility to safely operate the vehicle at any time. The driver still has to adapt his/her driving behaviour to his/her personal driving capabilities, to the legal requirements and to the overall road and traffic conditions. FCA is not designed to drive the vehicle autonomously. For further information, please refer to the owner’s manual.