Sunday, September 5, 2010

U.S. have tested the safety of the new Kia Sportage

U.S. have tested the safety of the new Kia Sportage
Crossover Kia Sportage new generation based on a series of crash tests conducted by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), received the highest award for occupant protection - Top Safety Pick.

To get the Top Safety Pick award the car must have basic equipment stabilization system, as well as required to obtain maximum results in all crash tests. According to the method IIHS, each machine is tested simulating the coup - it is a blow to a special metal plate in the corner of the roof in the central stanchion. The maximum rating of "good" model receives only if the roof is deformed, "sag", not more than 12 centimeters.

In addition, IIHS conducts a frontal crash test, which runs at 65 miles per hour, as well as side impact, simulating a collision with a SUV or pickup truck at 50 kilometers per hour. Rear impact into a stationary car crashes special barrier moving at 32 kilometers per hour.
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