The Kia EV6 SUV has achieved a five-star ANCAP safety rating, assessed against the agency’s new 2020-2022 requirements. All single and dual motor variants of the EV6 battery electric vehicle (BEV) are covered by the rating. Testing was performed by Euro NCAP.
ANCAP said good scores were achieved across all key areas of assessment, with full points scored for the driver in the side impact and oblique pole tests, and for child occupants in the frontal offset test. Marginal performance was recorded for the driver’s chest and lower leg in the frontal offset (MPDB) test.
“The Kia EV6 is equipped with the range of collision avoidance systems we’ve come to expect in today’s five-star cars, and it performed particularly well for its ability to prevent collisions with cyclists and oncoming vehicles in avoidance tests simulating intersection turns,” said Carla Hoorweg, Chief Executive Officer of ANCAP.
Hoorweg said the results demonstrate that models across a range of market segments and powertrains can provide the highest levels of safety for Australian consumers.