Kia EV6 comes out in flying colours at the recently concluded Euro NCAP tests, India launch on 2nd June
Ahead of its launch in India, the upcoming Kia EV6 electric SUV has bagged a full 5-star rating in the recently concluded Euro NCAP crash tests. As per unconfirmed reports, the EV6 might be launched in India on 2nd June.
The electric car offered 90 percent protection for adult occupant while the protection for child occupant and vulnerable road users stood at 86 and 64 percent respectively. The car also got 87 percent marks for its safety assist systems.
The passenger compartment of the EV6 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger.
Protection of the driver’s chest was rated as marginal based on dummy readings of chest deflection and the lower leg was also rated as marginal. With the exception of the chest of the rear passenger, all critical body areas of both the driver and rear seat passenger were well protected.
In both the side barrier test and the more severe pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the car scored maximum points. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
The EV6 has an advanced eCall system which alerts the emergency services in the event of a crash. The car also has a system which applies the brakes after an impact, to avoid secondary collisions.
In the frontal offset test, protection of all critical body areas was rated as good for both the 6 and 10 year dummies. In the side barrier impact, protection of head of the 10 year dummy was rated as marginal.
The protection offered by the bonnet to the head of a struck pedestrian was predominantly adequate or marginal. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians’ legs at all test points but the protection provided to the pelvis by the front edge of the bonnet was mixed.
The EV6 has an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system which can respond to vulnerable road users as well as to other vehicles. The system performed adequately in tests of its response to pedestrians.
The EV6 has a seatbelt reminder system on the front and rear seating positions. The AEB system performed well in tests of its response to other vehicles, with impacts avoided in most test scenarios.
A speed assistance system combines camera information with digital mapping to identify local speed limits and presents this information to the driver, allowing the limiter to be set appropriately.
The electric car features 10 different ADAS functions. Some of them include forward collision avoidance, lane keep assist, and driver attention warning.
Following the EV6 launch, Kia will also launch another affordable electric SUV e-Niro before its much-awaited entry-level locally manufactured electric SUV hits our shores by 2025. Kia’s current roadmap reveals 30 percent of the 4 million target sales it aims by 2030 to be from EVs.