Kia Venga
Kia Venga (YN)
Kia Venga CRDi Vision Continentalsilber.JPG
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
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
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)
Successor Kia Stonic

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


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]


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]



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


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]


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


Rear view 


  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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