2019 Kia Lineup Recognized for Top Safety by IIHS

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 3:47 pm
Red 2019 Kia Forte parked in front of a brick wall

The National Institute for Highway Safety’s annual safety awards are some of the most prestigious safety qualifications in the business. For 2019, the IIHS had tougher restrictions than in the past making earning their coveted Top Safety Pick Plus designation more difficult than ever. Five Kia models from the 2019 lineup received the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award putting Kia among the top three brands for overall IIHS safety awards for 2019.

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2019 Kia Optima driving down a residential streetFive Kia Models Receive 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award

The five Kia models to take home the Top Safety Pick Plus award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights include the 2019 Kia Forte, 2019 Kia Niro, 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, 2019 Kia Optima, and 2019 Kia Sorento. Three other Kia models including the 2019 Kia Rio, 2019 Kia Soul, and 2019 Kia Cadenza took home a Top Safety Pick award when equipped with the same optional front crash prevention and specific headlight equipment.

The 2019 Kia lineup is now available for test drive and purchase at the Mortiz Kia dealership in Fort Worth, TX. Visit us today to find your Kia match.

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What Kia is Saying:

“We are honored to receive so many IIHS safety awards across our lineup, especially considering these designations are much harder to achieve in 2019,” said Orth Hedrick, Director of Car Planning and Telematics, KMA. “The IIHS safety awards are highly regarded by today’s consumers, and we see these latest accolades as validation of Kia’s dedication to its customers and to the continuous efforts to build better and safer vehicles.”

“Safety is a top priority for our vehicles,” said Andy Freels, President of Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), the research and development center for Kia. “Having earned eight of these prestigious safety awards reflects our commitment to consistently striving to improve the safety and integrity of our products.”

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