"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'".
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.
The production-ready Venga is closely related to the Kia Nº3 concept car that debuted at the Geneva Show earlier this year.Kia Venga wins design award
7 December 2009 Kia shows new MPV Concept in Geneva
24 February 2009