Kia Receives Six IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded 2020 Top Safety Pick (TSP) to the Kia Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, Soul, Stinger and Forte. These TSP ratings reflect Kia’s commitment to safety.
IIHS evaluates crash readiness, build integrity and available standard safety systems. To qualify for IIHS 2020 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an advanced or superior rating for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.
“Kia is committed to building the safest vehicles possible,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America. “These six TSP ratings from IIHS reflect that commitment and reaffirms Kia’s continued effort to strive for safety improvement and advancement in every model we produce.”
Kia has a strong reputation for safety. Its vehicles are made from strong tensile steel which comprise about 30% of the vehicle’s weight. Kia uses a hot-stamping method to make the body of a car which improves rigidity and crash safety. Additionally, every Kia has a full set of airbags and standard advanced safety features.