Crash Test Video of the 2022 Kia EV6

Comments provided by by Euro NCAP
The passenger compartment of the EV6 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Kia showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. Protection of the driver's chest was rated as marginal, based on dummy readings of chest deflection and the lower leg was also rated as marginal. Analysis of the deceleration of the impact trolley during the test, and analysis of the deformable barrier after the test, revealed that the EV6 would be a benign impact partner in a frontal collision. With the exception of the chest of the rear passenger, protection of which was adequate, all critical body areas of both the driver and rear seat passenger were well protected. In both the side barrier test and the more severe pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the car scored maximum points. Control of excursion (the extent to which a body is thrown to the other side of the vehicle when it is hit from the far side) was found to be marginal. The EV6 has a counter-measure to mitigate against occupant to occupant injuries in such impacts and this performed well in Euro NCAP's test. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric analysis of the rear seats indicated marginal whiplash protection. The EV6 has an advanced eCall system which alerts the emergency services in the event of a crash. The car also has a system which applies the brakes after an impact, to avoid secondary collisions.

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