Kia Venga’s Hill-Start Assist Control Previewed
As the model should go on sale in a few months, Kia decided to present some of Venga’s convenience features. Today, the automaker explained how the the Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) works and when exactly it's being activates.
“HAC maintains braking pressure for a certain amount of time while the driver moves their foot from the brake to the accelerator pedal. Along with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the technology prevents the car from moving backwards and allows for a safer driving experience,” explained Il-young Jang, researcher for the Chassis Design Team, for Kia’s official blog.
“In vehicles without HAC, when the driver engages the brake by depressing the brake pedal and then removes their foot, the braking pressure that maintains the braking state is lessened. However, as seen in picture below, vehicles with HAC maintain braking pressure even when the driver’s foot has moved off the brake pedal until the driver pushes on the accelerator.”
Kia Venga will be manufactured in Europe, will go on sale on the continent in a few months and will be offered with a 7 year drivetrain warranty.