The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. 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 for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, dummy readings showed good protection of all body areas. However, the rear door on the struck side was found not to be fully latched after the test and the car was penalised. In the more severe side pole test, all doors remained fully latched and protection of the driver was adequate or good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.