Frankfurt Auto Show: Kia Venga
The production ready Kia Venga is based on the No3 concept displayed by the South Korean carmaker at the Geneva Auto Show in March. According to the manufacturer, the Venga designation is derived from Spanish and matches Kia's slogan "the power to surprise".
“Venga will certainly deliver all the practicality and versatility that a European family could require. It will also provide them with the most stylish transport this segment has ever seen,” observes Benny Oeyen, Director Marketing & Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe. “On the road, its performance and agility will surpass the class norm. Venga will ensure that rewarding, fun-to-drive motoring is now available to drivers whose lifestyles demand an MPV.”
“Venga is a tremendously exciting new model for us which will build on the success of the Kia cee’d and boost the on-going process of changing European consumers’ perceptions of our brand,” continues Oeyen.
The car will feature a Start-Stop technology and will be offered with either gasoline or diesel engines. Exclusively marketed in Europe, the new Kia will offer 1.4- and 1.6-liter gasoline and diesel engines, generating between 75 and 128 ps. A 60/40 split rear seat will be offered as standard while a tilt-&-slide, all-glass panoramic sunroof will come as optional.
There will be three trim levels available, LX, EX and TX. The top of the range version is the TX which comes with 6 inch diameter alloy wheels, front fog lamps, electric folding door mirrors with side repeater and electric rear windows. Inside, there is a leather steering wheel, with wheel-mounted audio equipment remote controls, cruise control and speed limiter, high-gloss centre stack, leather/cloth interior upholstery and driver’s seat armrest.