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Mike Stevens | Jun, 03 2015 | 7 Comments

Kia Australia may have to wait until later this year for its unexpectedly penalised Carnival to be ready for a 5-Star safety rating, but today it can celebrate a win with the new Sorento SUV.

Due to hit the local market this week, the all-new 2016 Sorento will come with top safety marks, thanks to new Euro NCAP crash test results analysed and approved by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

Achieving a near perfect 15.62 out of a possible 16 in the Frontal Offset test and maximum points in the Side Impact and Pole Impact tests, the Sorento has been awarded a 5-Star rating.

That top score also comes thanks to a solid array of standard safety features, including electronic stability control, emergency brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, three-point seat belts for all forward facing seats, side airbags and seatbelt reminders for the first and second row seats, emergency stop signal, reversing collision avoidance and a roll stability system.

The new Sorento makes its Australian debut this week, with full pricing and details to be released on Friday morning.

Watch for TMR’s full review to come then, and catch our extensive earlier coverage of the new Sorento at the below links.

MORE: Sorento News & Reviews
MORE: SUVs | Family Cars | ANCAP Safety Scores

 
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