17 August 2009

Kia Venga

Kia Venga to debut at Frankfurt

17 August 2009 - Kia has confirmed that its all-new B-segment MPV will be named 'Venga' when it goes on sale across Europe later this year. Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the 4,068 mm long Kia Venga will feature an unusually long (2,615 mm) wheelbase for its class and a 1600 mm high roofline to maximize cabin space.

"The 'Venga' name for our all-new model has an attractive and lively sound that is ideally suited to our latest family car", comments Panu Vainamo, General Manager Marketing, Kia Motors Europe. "The name is derived from Spanish and has a modern, polished feel that fits well with European consumers' active urban lifestyles and also with Kia's core brand values, echoing our 'Power to Surprise'".

Kia Venga

Every engine in the Venga line-up will be fitted with Kia's fuel-stretching ISG (Idle Stop & Go) technology and will comply with Euro 5 emission standards. Venga will be marketed exclusively in Europe where consumers will be offered a choice of two 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre gasoline and diesel engines, generating between 75 and 115 ps.

The latest Kia MPV will be equipped with a sliding 60/40 split rear seat that also folds flat into the floor to create a spacious cargo bay and, depending on model, a tilt-&-slide all-glass panoramic roof.

Kia Venga

The production-ready Venga is closely related to the Kia Nº3 concept car that debuted at the Geneva Show earlier this year.