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Kia Cerato first in 2019 to achieve 5 star safety rating

Media Release: January 14, 2019

New Kia Cerato range first vehicles of 2019 to achieve 5 star safety ratings

The new Kia Cerato range launching in New Zealand in February has achieved 5 star safety ratings in ANCAP’s first round of testing for 2019.

The New Zealand range, including the EX and LX, is fitted with autonomous emergency braking capable of detecting and reacting to pedestrians, and a lane support system with lane keep assist and a lane departure warning. It achieved a score of 90% for adult occupant protection and 83% for child occupant protection.

AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says it’s fantastic for the year to start on a high note.

“We saw a range of vehicles achieving 5 star safety ratings against ANCAP’s increased testing standards in 2018, so it’s really pleasing to see this trend continuing into 2019.

“We hope that all manufacturers are taking note and continue to bring in vehicles which consider the safety of all vehicle occupants - and road users.”

The Cerato LX and EX both have 2L petrol engine and 6-speed auto transmissions. The LX is priced from $31,990 plus on road costs, while the EX is priced from $35,990 plus on road costs.

The full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings, other vehicle safety information and the specifications of the rated vehicles are available online at or

ANCAP is supported by all Australian motoring clubs, the New Zealand Automobile Association, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.


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