Kia Venga
Kia Venga (YN)
Kia Venga front 20101128.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Kia Motors
Production 2009-
Assembly No?ovice, Czech Republic
?ilina, Slovakia
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
Designer Peter Schreyer
Body and chassis
Class mini MPV (M)
Body style 5-door MPV
Layout FF layout
Platform Hyundai-Kia PB
Related Hyundai i20
Hyundai ix20
Kia Soul
Powertrain
Engine 1.4L Gamma I4 (petrol)
1.6L Gamma I4 (petrol)
1.4L CRDi U I4 (diesel)
1.6L CRDi U I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,615 mm (103.0 in)
Length 4,075 mm (160.4 in)
Width 1,765 mm (69.5 in)
Height 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Chronology
Successor Kia Stonic

The Kia Venga is a mini MPV manufactured by Kia Motors and sold exclusively in the European market.[1]

Overview

The Kia Venga made its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.[1] It uses the same platform as the Kia Soul, but stretched by 65 mm (2.6 in).[2] The car was designed by Peter Schreyer, based on the No3 concept car.[2]

Facelift

In the beginning of 2015, a new facelifted model was released, with a larger front grille and sharper looking bumpers.[2] In addition, a new six speed automatic transmission replaced the four speed version.[3]

Safety

Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, five door hatchback variant on a registration from 2010:[4]

Test Score Points
Overall: 4/5 stars
Adult occupant: 79% 28.4
Child occupant: 66% 32.3
Pedestrian: 64% 23
Safety assist: 71% 5

Following the initial test, Kia made several structural and safety improvements to the Venga, and had it reassessed.[5]

Test Score Points
Overall: 5/5 stars
Adult occupant: 89% 32.1
Child occupant: 85% 41.8
Pedestrian: 64% 23
Safety assist: 71% 5

Reception

The Venga was met with mixed reviews in Europe. Top Gear gave the car a score of 4 out of 10, calling it: "As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade."[6]Autocar rated it three out of five stars, praising the spacious interior, refined engine, and generous specification, but criticizing the leisurely performance, bland styling, and price.[2]

What Car? gave the car two out of five stars.[7]Auto Express gave it three out of five stars, saying: "The Kia Venga has made a big impact in the mini MPV sector, with great space and strong value."[8]

Awards

In December 2009, the Venga won Germany's iF Design Award.[9]

Gallery

Rear view 
Interior 

References

  1. ^ a b "Kia to show Venga subcompact at Frankfurt auto show". Autoweek. 2009-08-17. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b c d "Kia Venga Review". Autocar. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Specifications". Kia Motors (UK). Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Kia Venga". Euro NCAP. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Kia Venga (Reassessment)". Euro NCAP. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Kia Venga". Top Gear. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "2017 Kia Venga Review". What Car?. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Kia Venga Review". Auto Express. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Kia Venga wins design award". Road Test Reports. 2009-12-07. Archived from the original on 2009-12-18. Retrieved . 

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