tech2 news staffMay 3, 2021 20:45:26 IST
The 2022 Kia Carnival has received five stars in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash tests. The new Kia Carnival, unveiled last year, was sold earlier this year in several foreign markets, including Australia and New Zealand, and the ANCAP crash tests used a model sold in those two countries. The carnival received 90 percent of the protection of adult passengers, 88 percent of the protection of children’s passengers, 82 percent of safety assistance, and 68 percent of the protection of vulnerable road users.
All variants of the eight-seater Kia Carnival achieved good scores on all passenger protection and crash protection tests. ANCAP said the carnival did particularly well in protecting adult occupants, with maximum scores on points in side impact and oblique column tests, and good scores on challenging MPDB front deviation and full-width front tests. Maximum points were also awarded for child occupant protection (COP) in frontal deviation and side impact tests.
The MPV has top and ISOFIX anchorage points for five of its six rear seats, and ANCAP marked it only in this section because one of the A-type convertible bonds could not be installed in the rearward-facing space using ISOFIX anchorages for second-row outboard motors or third-row.
In particular, the Carnival Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEB) achieved very good test results with collisions avoided or mitigated in all vehicle-to-vehicle test scenarios. Similarly, the carnival’s ability to detect and respond to pedestrians was rated as “good,” while detecting cyclists was rated as “sufficient”.
Kia Carnival, which specializes in Australia and New Zealand, has a long list of safety features. Two front and side end airbags (for all three rows), chest side airbags (first row only) and driver’s knee airbags are standard, as are AEB, lane departure warning, lane departure warning, emergency lane keeping and an advanced speed assistance system.
While the carnival may have had a star, visible in the United States, a new generation model has already been recalled to solve a potentially dangerous problem. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has returned 2,744 units from the new carnival to replace the damaged fuel rail pipe. Although only a fraction of these vehicles are expected to have a damaged pipe, it is a serious risk because the possibility of a fuel leak near the engine poses a major threat.
In India, the older generation Kia Carnival – launched at Auto Expo 2020 – is still on sale. Kia’s management has confirmed that the company is estimating the right time to bring a new generation of carnivals to the Indian market and could very well arrive on our shores sometime in 2022. Interestingly, Kia India decided to leave the old carnival to reuse instead of just putting its new logo on Seltos. and Sonet SUVs. There is currently no word on whether the older carnival will receive a new Kia logo.