Road safety remains one of the biggest priorities for all Australians. It’s something that effects and concerns a large percentage of the population and is something the government, car manufacturers and individual have made a concerted effort to improve. Thankfully, things are changing. Australia’s road toll is reducing on a per capita basis. KIA motors pride themselves on incorporating the most up-to-date safety features and technology in Kia cars.
Let’s take a look at some of the most recent ones with respect to the KIA Sorento, which is considered one of the safest cars on the market today and has recently been awarded an NHTSA Overall 5-star safety rating and a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
One of the advanced feature that has made the 2016 model a leader in car safety is the electronic brake-force distribution technology that is used to assist drivers in handling and braking. The system is essentially able to monitor the conditions of the road and the speed that the car is traveling to reduce the load and force placed on the wheels. The amount of force placed on the back wheels when braking at 50km/h in the rain, for instance, will be quite different to that when braking at 100km/h in dry conditions. The science behind this technology is quite fascinating.
Stability control works in conjunction with EBD to reduce the likelihood of a driver losing control of the vehicle. The technology essentially detects when the car is not handling at an optimal level and automatically applies braking or reduces the power coming from the engine to help the driver regain control.
Ensuring that a vehicle has a strong frame is of utmost importance, as it can be what saves your life in the event that you do get into an accident. The Sorento’s body is more with 53% high-strength steel, reducing the impact of hits to the frame. When combined with interior passive safety features such as airbags and seatbelts, your chance of avoiding major injuries is reduced significantly. This year, the Kia Sorento has improved significantly in the front overlap small category as a result of this technology, meaning drivers are safer than ever when making the head on contact with something in an accident. To know more about the basic steel frame structures and crash test results of Kia Sorento 2016 this video can be descriptive where the model was tested on a Frontal Crash test.
The number and placement of airbags are very important and helps to protect the head and torso in the event of an accident. The Kia Sorento’s advanced airbag system actually senses the number of passengers in the car and where they are sitting and deploys airbags with respect to this. The car has front and side impact airbags to protect passengers. It also provides Overhead Airbags to protect the passengers’ head in the event of any collision resulting from an accident. It has more lucrative safety features which can cause significant effects in more emergency situations.
Contact Chadstone Kia today by calling on 0395690811 for professional assistance. Otherwise, for more information visit Chadstone Kia website and remember to stay safe on the road.