The tested model of Kia Rio was introduced in Australia during 2011. The rating applies to 5 door hatch, 3 door hatch and sedan variants.
The 1.2 petrol left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that all Australasian variants have comparable occupant protection.
Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).