Euro NCAP said it was greatly encouraged with the five star result achieved by the Cee’d, as it is the first Kia to do so since Euro NCAP first tested the small family car sector in 2003.
The Peugeot 308, the other small family car test result released today, received five stars in adult occupant protection and a higher result in pedestrian protection than the Kia Cee’d, with a three star score.
Renault’s Twingo received a four-star result in adult occupant protection. No child protection rating was available for the Twingo as there was not enough space to fit Renault’s recommended child restraints in the rear seats with the front seats set to Euro NCAP’s test position for adults.
Adrian Hobbs, Euro NCAP’s secretary-general, said: "I am particularly happy to see the adult occupant protection results for the Fiat 500 and the Kia Cee’d. It is encouraging to see another small car offering high protection for its adult occupants. "Congratulations also go to Kia for their first five-star result. It is satisfying that manufacturers from all parts of the world are putting safety first."
Euro NCAP results: