Venga

PRESS PACK

GENERAL SPECIFICATION

Kia Venga Press Pack - Updated September 2018

THE KIA VENGA                                                                  

Fresh styling inside and out

  • Restyled front and rear ends add a sportier touch
  • Interiors refreshed for a more luxurious appearance
  • Three trim grades topped by Venga ‘4’ model
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring now standard; automatic lights added to top grades
  • Simplified model range comprising of 1.6-litre petrol engines and three trim levels

More stylish, more luxurious, better equipped and headed by premium range-topping model – Kia’s quart-from-a-pint-pot small car, the Venga, is now on sale in the UK in the facelifted form revealed at the Paris Motor Show in the autumn of 2014.

The line-up is based on three trim grades – ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’ – and a single petrol engine, giving a choice of 6 models. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is carried over from the previous Venga and has a fuel economy of up to 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 149g/km. Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) – Kia’s fuel-saving, CO2-cutting engine stop/start technology – is standard on manual models where it can effect a worthwhile improvement in fuel consumption and emissions, and appears on all versions. The Venga is produced in Europe at Kia’s plant at Žilina in Slovakia.

The 1.6-litre engine with manual or automatic transmission is available in all grades – ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’.

A bold exterior, upgraded interior, alloy wheels and paint options

Venga was the first car launched under the stewardship of Peter Schreyer, now President of Design for both Kia and partner company Hyundai. Proving that small can be beautiful, it brought sensational good looks to the supermini segment of the market.

All versions have a more aggressive, sportier front bumper and main grille, with high-gloss black mesh and a chrome surround. The Kia logo has been relocated to the bodywork. The lower air intake has been redesigned to house daytime running lights (LED with grades ‘3’ and ‘4’) next to the fog lights, which now sit in high-gloss black housings joined by a chrome strip. There is also now a chrome strip linking the rear light units, which are LED on Venga ‘4’. Another premium touch with Venga ‘4’ is the chrome exterior door handles. For all models there are 16-inch alloy wheels with five triple spokes.

Upholstery choices include black Beat cloth on level ‘2’, while level ‘3’ retains black Bamboo part-leather and part-cloth upholstery. This is also fitted to the Venga ‘4’. There is a Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia of Venga ‘2’, while high-gloss black continues to adorn Venga ‘3’ and is replicated in the Venga ‘4’.

Two new premium paint colours are introduced to grades ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’. Dark Penta Metal replaces Dark Gun Metal and Lunar Silver replaces Silver Frost.

Venga is not a mini-MPV but a five-seat supermini with genuine space. It avoids the boxy profile of other tall, passenger-friendly small cars and instead presents a sleeker, racier profile that gives it a Cd figure of just 0.31 – reducing fuel consumption, emissions and wind noise when travelling quickly.

At 4,068mm long and with an unusually long 2,615mm wheelbase, a high roofline and class-best width, Venga provides interior space comparable to that in C-segment cars – but within a footprint typical of a B-segment vehicle. Venga is amongst the class-best for interior measurements in many key areas, including front and rear leg and hip room and luggage space.

Split rear seats that slide fore and aft by up to 130mm allow the passenger accommodation to be stretched when maximum luggage capacity is not needed. Alternatively, a two-tier boot means that owners who occasionally need more than the standard 440 litres of cargo space can expand the luggage area simply by lowering the floor. The luggage compartment thus becomes 163mm taller, extending total volume to 570 litres. If more space is required, the rear seats have ‘Fold & Dive’ functionality, which makes them seem to disappear into the floor, creating a completely flat deck in a load area offering a cavernous 1,253 litres of space.

New equipment features available

All models are extremely highly specified and features previously unattainable with the Venga now appear in certain models. Tyre Pressure Monitoring is fitted to all versions, warning the driver of any potentially serious loss of pressure via a symbol in the instrument cluster. Automatic Light Control is now standard with Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and Venga ‘4’ also has ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lighting.

Other unique features to Venga ‘4’ are a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel activated by a control switch on the right-hand wheel spoke to complement the heated front seats fitted to Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and a panoramic sunroof is available on level ‘4’. Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’ are also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and a Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC). The full-colour touchscreen also includes a reversing camera. The infotainment system, which is also accessed via the touchscreen, no longer includes a CD player due to the increasing trend among customers of using portable devices to play music. The high-quality six speaker audio system includes RDS radio, full MP3 compatibility and AUX and USB ports.

Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, an iPod cable, Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone operation with music streaming, electric front and rear windows and reversing sensors, in addition to driver's seat height adjustment, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, remote central locking, tinted glass, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a front passenger armrest, body-coloured handles and door mirrors and electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors.

Venga ‘3’ versions come with climate control, front fog lamps, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and cruise control with a speed limiter.

For safety, all Vengas have six airbags (front, side and curtains), active front head restraints and two ISOFIX child-seat mounting points.

Every Venga benefits from Kia's unique seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, subject to terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It is transferable to future owners should the car be sold during the period of the warranty.  

Economical performance

The engine in the Venga is torquey, ensuring excellent driveability with competitive running costs. The 1.6-litre 123bhp unit is from Kia's Gamma family and is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.

The running gear benefits from Venga's unusually long wheelbase and wide track. Venga therefore has a lively, fun-to-drive character while delivering excellent comfort and refinement.

Motor-driven electronic power-assisted steering (MDPS) is standard as a further fuel-saving measure, and all models have an all-disc braking system with anti-lock (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Also standard is electronic stability control (ESC), traction control (TC) with brake assist (BAS) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to ensure the car always remains under control, even in the most difficult conditions, and can stop in the shortest possible distance in an emergency. Hill-start assist control (HAC) is also fitted. This holds the car for two seconds when setting off on inclines to prevent it rolling backwards.

The Kia Venga range:

 Model

Power bhp

Torque Nm

MPG Comb.

CO2 g/km

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

123

156

43.5

149

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed auto

123

156

40.9

159

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

123

156

43.5

149

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed auto

123

156

40.9

159

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

123

156

43.5

149

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed auto

123

156

40.9

159

 
    AT A GLANCE                                                                                                          

A quick guide to the Kia Venga

Exterior

  • Extended front bumper with a more aggressive look and a new high-gloss black radiator grille with chrome surround.
  • Kia ‘tiger-nose’ grille.
  • Kia badge relocated to bodywork above the grille.
  • Lower air intake redesigned to incorporate daytime running lights (LED on ‘3’/’4’).
  • New front fog light housings in high-gloss black, linked by chrome strip.
  • Horizontal chrome strip on tailgate.
  • LED rear lights on grade ‘4’.
  • Two new premium paint colour options: Dark Penta Metal and Lunar Silver

Interior

  • Grey Metal Grain fascia paint on grade ‘2’. High-gloss black on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’.

Equipment

  • Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop Button Keyless entry on grade ‘4’. Kerbside lights and door handles illuminated as driver approaches the car.
  • Chromed door handles on grade ‘4’.
  • Heated steering wheel on grade ‘4’, activated by a button on the steering wheel. It heats the wheel rim up to a maximum temperature of 38 degrees C and maintains it.
  • Panoramic sunroof on grade ‘4’.
  • Satellite navigation with European mapping and TMC (Traffic Messaging Channel) operated via a 7-inch touchscreen standard on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’. It incorporates a reversing camera.
  • Deletion of CD player on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’ due to new touchscreen sat-nav and customer preference for playing music via portable devices.

Safety

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring standard across the range.
  • Automatic Light Control fitted to Venga for first time with grades ‘3’ and ‘4’. It includes Welcome and Follow-me-Home light functions.

Wheels and paintwork

  • 16-inch five triple-spoke alloy wheels standard on grades ‘2’ and above.

         SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

The Venga design story

Venga was the first car launched under the stewardship of Peter Schreyer, now President of Design for both Kia and partner company Hyundai. Proving that small can be beautiful, it brought sensational good looks to the supermini segment of the market – a class characterised by many cars that are worthy but dull.

Venga carries many of the striking design elements and detail touches of Peter Schreyer’s No3 concept car, with similarities that go surprisingly deep. Apart from the adoption of a more conventional windscreen and roof design, all metal panels are common between the two, and only minor changes were made to turn the design concept into production reality.

All versions have an aggressive, sporty front bumper and main grille, with high-gloss black mesh and a chrome surround. The lower air intake houses daytime running lights (LED with grades ‘3’ and ‘4’) next to the fog lights, which sit in high-gloss black housings joined by a chrome strip. There is also a chrome strip linking the rear light units, which are LED on Venga ‘4’. Another premium touch with Venga ‘4’ is the chrome exterior door handles.  Each model features 16-inch alloy wheel with five triple spokes.

Despite occupying only a fraction over four metres of road, this stylish and different small car has all the space, versatility and practicality a family could ask for. Along with Soul and Rio, it puts Kia in a unique position to make the most of the downsizing trend.

Venga is not a conventional mini-MPV, but a B-segment car with genuine space and practicality. It appears to get progressively wider from top to bottom, a legacy of its wide track. It also has an athletic, sporty, crouching stance thanks to sleek headlamp housings, wedge-shaped double shoulder creases, deep swage lines and the kick-up in the rear passenger windows.

Venga avoids the boxy profile typical of other tall, passenger-friendly small cars and instead presents a sleeker, racier profile that gives it a Cd figure of just 0.31 – reducing fuel consumption, emissions and wind noise when travelling quickly.

Short overhangs, concave swage lines along the flanks and pronounced, muscular wheel arches attest to Venga's agility and fun-to-drive character, while the extended, four-panel glasshouse ensures excellent driver visibility and creates an airy and spacious feel in the cabin. This is even more pronounced on the range-topping Venga ‘4’ versions, which have an all-glass, two-piece sliding panoramic sunroof covering almost the entire roof area.

The style and attention to detail obvious from the exterior is carried through to the cabin, where the depth of quality Kia is now bringing to its entire range is immediately evident. Grade ‘2’ models continue with black Beat cloth and level ‘3’ again has black Bamboo part-leather and part-cloth upholstery. This is also fitted to the Venga ‘4’. There is a Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia of Venga ‘2’ versions, while high-gloss black continues to adorn Venga ‘3’ and is replicated in the Venga ‘4’.

As a car that is sold exclusively in Europe, the interior style is – naturally – modern European. From the driver's perspective, it is dominated by interlocking 'three-cylinder' hooded dials with chromed surrounds that not only look stylish but are totally free of reflections.

Just in front of them is Kia’s three-spoke steering wheel, fast becoming a trademark feature. It can be adjusted for height and reach and features alloy-finish spokes and remote control switches on all trim grades.

In the centre of the dash is a control stack set at the perfect height for the driver: no fumbling around to change gear, swap radio stations or adjust the cabin temperature here! It is edged with metallic-effect 'bookends' that match the finish on the steering wheel spokes, gearlever gaiter and door handles (depending on model).

The air conditioning and airflow controls are set in a stylish and easy-to-use circular arrangement. There is in-built six-speaker audio system featuring an RDS radio, MP3 connectivity, AUX and USB ports and is controlled by another circular master switch.

The interior is light and airy, offering superb all-round visibility. Large quarter-light front windows are a particular help when placing the car next to kerbs, in parking spaces or in corners, while the location of the big door mirrors allows drivers to keep an eye on surrounding traffic with only the merest diversion of the eyes from the road.
    LIVING ROOM

Big things come in small packages

The trouble with many cars that are small on the outside is that they are also small on the inside, rendering them unsuitable for family use. That's not the case with a Kia. Through models like the Picanto, Rio, Stonic, Ceed and Sportage, Kia has repeatedly displayed its talent for fashioning compact cars that turn every possible millimetre into living space.

And it has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with Venga.

Despite occupying only a fraction over four metres of road, this stylish and different small car has all the space, versatility and practicality a family could ask for.

Venga is not a conventional mini-MPV but a B-segment car with genuine space and practicality. 'From the start of the design process, Venga needed to be a car that could tick multiple boxes on consumer wish lists,' says Peter Schreyer, the President of Design for Kia and Hyundai. 'A spacious and flexible interior is a must for many car buyers, and Venga meets this requirement while also featuring striking design language, proving that style and practicality need not be mutually exclusive.'

The 4,068mm long Venga has an unusually long 2,615mm wheelbase, a 1,600mm high roofline and class-best 1,765mm width so that it is able to offer interior space comparable to that in C-segment cars – but within the footprint of a B-segment vehicle. Clever packaging – the art of turning every possible millimetre of the car's size into passenger and luggage space – ensures Venga has class-best interior measurements in key areas, including front and rear leg and hip room and luggage space.

Numbers alone tell only half the story, however. To fully appreciate the spaciousness of Kia's compact family car, you need only settle into one of its five seats – it doesn't matter which – and feel how roomy it is.

Split rear seats that slide fore and aft by up to 130mm allow the passenger accommodation to be further stretched when maximum luggage capacity is not needed. A large glasshouse emphasises the feeling of space inside the car. This is even more marked on the range-topping Venga ‘4’, which has a panoramic sunroof running almost the full length of the roof, flooding the cabin with light.

Venga features a host of innovative solutions to maximise cabin and boot space. A two-tier boot means that owners who occasionally need more than the standard 440 litres of cargo space can expand the luggage area simply by lowering the floor trim. The luggage compartment thus becomes 163mm taller, extending total volume to 570 litres. The clever design allows delicate or tall items to be transported safely and securely by simply using the lower floor.

For carrying bulkier items, owners need simply slide Venga’s 60-40 split rear seats forward individually. And if more space is required, the rear seats have ‘Fold & Dive’ functionality. This useful feature, which makes the rear seats seem to disappear into the floor, creates a completely flat deck in the rear load area. What is more, the rear seats fold without the need to adjust or remove the headrests. With both rear seats folded flat, Venga has a voluminous 1,552mm long cargo area, with a total capacity of 1,253 litres.

Safe space

Occupants are every bit as well-protected as they are comfortable in the Venga. It has the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection, including Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). ESC intervenes to stabilise the car, by braking one or more wheels or reducing engine torque – or both – if there is a danger it could go out of control. VSM detects when the wheels on one side of the car are on a less grippy surface than those on the other and uses the ESC system to keep the car straight and stable.

ESC also comes with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), which holds the car for two seconds when setting off on inclines to prevent it rolling backwards.

All Venga models have a powerful all-disc braking system featuring ABS anti-lock, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist system (BAS). Through these measures, drivers are helped to brake and steer at the same time to avoid accidents and have the reassurance that maximum stopping effort will always be applied to the wheels with most grip. Brake assist system ensures that in an emergency, maximum braking force is applied regardless of the effort being exerted on the pedal by the driver. Emergency Stop Signalling flashes the high-level brake light in an emergency stop to alert following drivers to the danger.

Should a collision be unavoidable, Venga safeguards occupants with a range of passive safety measures as standard – starting with a robust all-steel bodyshell featuring high-strength steel in key areas, and side impact beams in the doors.

There are dual front, side and full-length curtain airbags, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and belt load-limiters, plus a trio of three-point seat belts for rear-seat occupants. Seat-belt pre-tensioners and belt force limiters hold passengers firmly in their seats in an accident while minimising pressure on the wearer's chest. Venga also has active front seat headrests to prevent whiplash injuries.

The passenger side front airbag has a cut-off switch so that a rear-facing child seat can be mounted there, and all models are fitted with two ISOFIX anchor points and top tether anchor points in the two outer rear seats.

      RANGE FINDER                                                                                                       

Five trim options topped by Venga 4

The Kia Venga range is based on Kia’s easy-to-understand numerical trim grades and is made up of 6 variants now headed by the luxuriously appointed ‘4’ grade. The 1.6-litre engine is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission in all grades.

All models are extremely highly specified and features previously unattainable with the Venga now become available. Tyre Pressure Monitoring is fitted to all versions, warning the driver of any potentially serious loss of pressure via a symbol in the instrument cluster. Automatic Light Control is now standard with Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and Venga ‘4’ also has ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lighting.

Other unique features to Venga ‘4’ are a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel activated by a control switch on the right-hand wheel spoke to complement the heated front seats fitted to Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and a panoramic sunroof fitted to level ‘4’. Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’ are also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and a Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC). The full-colour touchscreen also includes a reversing camera. The infotainment system, which is also accessed via the touchscreen, no longer includes a CD player due to the increasing trend among customers of using portable devices to play music. The high-quality six-speaker audio system includes RDS radio, full MP3 compatibility and AUX and USB ports. Bluetooth® music streaming, which enables occupants to play music wirelessly from a suitably equipped portable device, is standard on all versions.

Venga ‘2’ models have 16-inch alloy wheels, black Beat cloth upholstery, indicators integrated into the body-coloured door mirror casings, reversing sensors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter, Bluetooth® with music streaming, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, USB and AUX ports, a trip computer, front and rear electric windows, front cabin map lights, electric, heated and folding door mirrors, driver and passenger sun visors with illuminated mirrors and metallic finish interior door handles, air vent knob and parking brake button. There’s also manual air conditioning, remote central locking with a folding key and Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia, driver and front passenger armrests.

Venga ‘3’ adds part-leather Bamboo upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping, TMC and an integrated reversing camera, heated front seats, a high-gloss black centre fascia, automatic air conditioning, automatic light control and cruise control with a speed limiter.

For comfort and convenience, every Venga comes as standard with driver's seat height adjustment, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, electric front windows, remote central locking, lamps in the front and centre of the cabin and the luggage area, a shopping hook, a headlamp levelling device, tinted glass, a seat-belt reminder warning and sliding and folding rear seats with a 60:40 split.

To help save fuel and reduce running costs, manual petrol models have Kia's EcoDynamics package featuring Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG). All models have low rolling resistance tyres, motor-driven power steering (MDPS) and a kick down alert. This creates a slight resistance when the accelerator is fully depressed to advise the driver that he or she is driving uneconomically, without impairing engine response when maximum performance is required.

Also standard is Kia's pioneering seven-year 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It is transferable to subsequent owners, a major selling point for anyone trading in the car before the warranty period has expired. It is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty.

Range

'2'

'3'

'4'

EXTERIOR FEATURES & LIGHTING

 

 

 

16" Alloy Wheels (205/55 R16)

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Body Coloured Door Mirrors

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Body Coloured Exterior Door Handles

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-

Chrome Exterior Door Handles

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-

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Body Coloured Bumpers

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Radiator Grille - Black High Gloss with Chrome Surround

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Rear Spoiler

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Tinted Glass

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Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

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Panoramic Sunroof - Electric One Touch with Safety Function

-

-

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Headlight Levelling Device

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Automatic Light Control

-

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Welcome and Follow-me-Home Light Functionality

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Front Fog Lights

-

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Rear Fog Light

l

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LED Daytime Running Lights

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LED Rear Combination Lights

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High-mounted Brake Light

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AeroBlade-type Front Wipers

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Speed Variable Front Wipers

l

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Front Wiper De-icer

-

l

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Rear Wiper/Washer

l

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Heated Rear Window

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Wide-View Driver's Door Mirror

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Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with Integrated Indicator Lights

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Standard Paint

l

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Premium Paint

OPT

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

Black 'Beat' Cloth

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-

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Black 'Bamboo' Part Cloth, Part Leather*

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Sliding & Reclining Front Seats

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Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

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Heated Front Seats

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Driver & Front Passenger Seat Armrests

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Rear Centre Armrest

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Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

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Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel & Gearshift

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Heated Steering Wheel

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Metal Grain Grey Paint Centre Fascia

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High Gloss Black Paint Centre Fascia

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Metallic Finish Interior Door Handles

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Metallic Finish Air Vent Buttons

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Metallic Finish Handbrake Button

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Air Conditioning

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Automatic Air Conditioning

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Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

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Front & Rear Electric Windows with Driver's & Front Passenger's Auto Up & Down Function

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Cruise Control & Speed Limiter

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Auto-Dimming Rear-view Mirror

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Driver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror and Illumination

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Remote Central Door & Tailgate Locking with Fold-away Key

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Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop Button

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STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding, Diving, Sliding & Reclining 2nd Row Seats

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3 x Passenger Assist Grips

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Front & Luggage Area 12V Power Sockets

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Glovebox

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Glovebox with Cooling & Illumination

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Front Seatback Pockets (Driver & Passenger)

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Front & Rear Door Map Pockets with Bottle Holder

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Centre Console Cupholders ( x 2)

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Dash Illumination Dimmer Switch (Rheostat)

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Front Cabin Map Lights

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Centre Cabin Light

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Rear Side Passenger Lights

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Luggage Area Light

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Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

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Luggage Net

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Luggage Net Hooks

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Luggage Under Tray

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Temporary 15" Steel Spare Wheel & Tyre

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AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

6-speaker audio System

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RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

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RDS Radio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

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USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

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Bluetooth® with Music Streaming

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7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping

-

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Rear Parking Sensors**

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Reversing Camera System (integrated into Sat Nav Screen)

-

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Tachometer

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Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Average Fuel Consumption, Instant Fuel Consumption & Trip Mileage)

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External Temperature Display

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Digital Clock

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ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

ABS with Brake Assist System (BAS)

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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

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Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

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Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Motor Driven Power Steering

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Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)

MT Only

MT Only

MT Only

Gear Shift Indicator

MT Only

MT Only

MT Only

Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

MT Only

MT Only

MT Only

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

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Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

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Front Side & Curtain Airbags

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All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

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Front Active Headrests

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All-round 3-point Seatbelts

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Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load Limiters

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Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

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Seatbelt Reminder Warning

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ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers and Anchor Fixings

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Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

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SECURITY

 

 

 

Anti-theft Alarm System

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Locking Wheel Nuts

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Engine Immobiliser

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Door Deadlocks

l

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Child Safety Rear Door Locks

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Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN )

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  ALL THINGS MECHANICAL

Engines, transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes

All Vengas feature a 123bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, with the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) – Kia’s fuel-saving, CO2-cutting engine stop/start technology is standard on manual versions, where it can effect a worthwhile improvement in fuel consumption and emissions.

The running gear benefits from Venga's unusually long wheelbase and wide track. Venga therefore has a lively, fun-to-drive character while delivering excellent comfort and refinement. Motor-driven electronic power-assisted steering (MDPS) is standard as a further fuel-saving measure, and all models have an all-disc braking system with anti-lock (ABS) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). Also standard are Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).

The petrol engines

The 1.6-litre 123bhp unit is from Kia's Gamma family and is available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

The engine is an all-aluminium 16-valve twin-cam units featuring performance-enhancing continuously-variable valve timing (CVVT) and multi-point fuel injection to provide an ideal spread of performance and economy.

The 1,591cc unit develops its 123bhp at 6,300rpm and has 156Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. With the six-speed manual transmission it is capable of 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 149g/km. It can accelerate from 0-60mph in 10.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 115mph. The smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission that is particularly appealing to city-dwellers also delivers a lively and spirited drive – 0-60mph comes up in 11.1 seconds and the top speed is 111mph. The combined fuel economy is 40.9mpg, while CO2 emissions are 159g/km. The powerplant meets the latest Euro-6d Temp emissions regulations.

Venga engines at a glance

Engine

bhp

Nm

0-60 (sec)

Max mph

Comb. Mpg

CO2 g/km

1.6 petrol 6-speed manual

123

156

10.4

115

43.5

149

1.6 petrol 6-speed automatic

123

156

11.1

111

40.9

159


Transmissions

Buyers have a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions, on all versions of the Venga from level ‘2’, ‘3’ to the flagship ‘4’. The six-speed manual gearbox is made in Europe. It is light, has long gearing in the higher (cruising) ratios to aid fuel economy, uses low-viscosity oil and provides excellent gearchange feel for a rewarding driving experience.

The manual transmission incorporates several innovations, including triple axis gear train and multiple-cone synchroniser (on first and second gears) for faster, smoother shifts.

The automatic is a six-speed 'intelligent' gearbox that adapts itself to individual driving styles. It features an electronic controller which monitors a range of parameters, including acceleration, deceleration, engine speed and road speed, ensuring excellent shift quality.

Running gear

Venga’s suspension has been tuned to suit not only the car's characteristics but also, specifically, UK roads. The unusually long 2,615mm wheelbase and wide track have inherent benefits for ride and handling.

Venga is fitted with fully independent front suspension and a twist-beam rear axle designed to deliver responsive handling and a supple ride. Kia is producing the Venga with a single suspension set-up.

The front suspension is mounted on the same subframe that supports the engine and transmission, and features MacPherson struts and co-axial coil springs, offset for smooth operation, together with offset kingpin geometry and a four-degree castor angle. This guarantees optimal handling stability and a comfortable ride, while allowing the driver to steer and manoeuvre with minimal effort.

The front suspension geometry ensures minimal camber and castor angle changes for good steering stability under all conditions. The anti-roll bar is mounted directly onto the shock absorber to maximise its effectiveness.

The rear suspension is also subframe-mounted and employs a transverse torsion beam axle with trailing arms. This set-up was chosen for its ability to deliver a smooth ride with minimum intrusion into the boot. The coil springs and dampers are mounted separately to ensure smooth operation while taking up the least amount of space, and the rear anti-roll bar is mounted inside the torsion beam as another aid to tight packaging. Third-generation hub bearings improve durability, and urethane bump stops add to refinement.

Nitrogen-filled shock absorbers, tuned with UK driving styles in mind, are standard fit for both the front and rear suspension for optimal damping performance and body control.

To save fuel, Venga has Kia’s speed-sensitive motor-driven power steering system (MDPS). It gives a fuel saving of 3% compared to conventional hydraulic assistance.

Venga is light and agile for parking and town driving while also ensuring precise high-speed handling. The gearing ratio of the steering has been fine-tuned to deliver good ‘feel’ under all driving conditions. The power-assisted rack and pinion system requires just 2.77 turns of the steering wheel lock-to-lock. Venga’s small turning circle – just 10.4 metres (kerb-to-kerb) – gives responsive, agile handling in city driving conditions.

Power-assisted all-disc brakes with anti-lock (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BAS) are standard. Through these measures, drivers are helped to brake and steer at the same time to avoid accidents and have the reassurance that maximum stopping effort will always be applied to the wheels with most grip. Brake assist ensures that in an emergency, maximum braking force is applied regardless of the effort being exerted on the pedal by the driver. The 280mm front discs are ventilated while at the rear are 258mm solid discs.

Venga also comes as standard with electronic stability control (ESC) with all-speed traction control and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). ESC detects if the car is being driven in such a way or in conditions that might lead to a loss of control. Through a combination of wheel braking and torque reduction it then stabilises the car. HAC helps drivers set off on the steepest slopes with no risk of rolling backwards by holding the car for two seconds after the brake pedal has been released.

Venga is also fitted with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which can detect if the wheels on one side of the car are on a more slippery surface than those on the other and use the ESC system to keep the car stable.

All Venga models have new-style five triple-spoke 16-inch alloys wearing 205/55 tyres. Low rolling resistance tyres to help save fuel are standard.

       ECODYNAMICS

Reducing running costs and environmental impact

All versions of the Venga feature Kia's EcoDynamics technologies. EcoDynamics is Kia's green umbrella for a range of fuel-saving, emissions-reducing measures. All cars developed under this umbrella wear distinguishing EcoDynamics badges so that customers can quickly and easily identify the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the Kia line-up.

Except those engines fitted with automatic transmission, the main feature is Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), which turns off the engine when the car is stationary in traffic and the driver puts the gear lever into neutral and releases the clutch pedal. The engine restarts immediately as soon as the clutch pedal is depressed again.

Low rolling resistance tyres are also standard, and there is a gearshift indicator in manual versions to advise the driver of the most efficient change-up points. Kia has also developed a kick-down switch for the accelerator to prevent unintentional full-throttle use. A small resistance felt through the accelerator pedal at full-throttle condition helps drivers to avoid excessive fuel consumption, without impairing responsiveness when maximum power is needed.

Other innovative technologies fitted to Venga as part of the EcoDynamics package include a power-saving alternator management system and motor-driven power-assisted steering (MDPS).

How ISG works

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit. This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and hood switch also feed into the ISG ECU.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crank angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors the battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when drivers wish to continue driving and ensure the engine is started. There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A heavy-duty maintenance-free AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery when coasting and braking.

All the driver has to do is stop, put the car into neutral and release the clutch. After a brief pause, the engine cuts out. It restarts as soon as the driver pushes the clutch again. The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up from a cold start or if the air conditioning system is working hard. Drivers can manually turn off the ISG system through a switch on the dashboard.

     COST-CUTTER

Value all the way with Venga

EcoDynamics features benefit more than the environment – they also help owners to save money. Running costs are factored in from the beginning of the design stage to ensure every Kia is fuel-efficient, inexpensive to service and maintain and, if the worst happens, simple to repair to keep insurance costs down.

With an economical engine, including Intelligent Stop and Go on manual models, Venga ensures low-cost motoring for private or business users. And for peace of mind every model is backed by Kia's pioneering seven-year/100,000-mile manufacturer warranty, subject to terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It can even be passed on to a subsequent owner should the car be sold during the lifetime of the warranty.

Insurance groups

Engine

Group (1-50)

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

14

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed auto

11

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

13

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed auto

13

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

13

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed auto

12


Vehicle Excise Duty – Year Two

Engine

Cost

1.6

£140

1.6 Automatic

£140  


Company car benefit-in-kind tax bands 2018/2019

Engine

Tax rate

1.6

30%

1.6 Automatic

32%


Fuel economy

Engine

Urban

Extra urban

Combined

1.6 manual ISG

35.8

49.6

43.5

1.6 automatic

31.4

49.6

40.9

 

Servicing

Routine servicing is needed only once a year or every 10,000 miles.

The Venga is available with Kia’s newly launched ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The new service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

Warranty and support

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year warranty.  That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.

The Kia Promise

The Kia Promise was introduced to give customers the best ownership experience by giving them access to seven key benefits. The Kia Promise is activated after purchase and is done by simply registering on the online portal, MyKia. Along with the industry leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, other benefits of the Kia Promise include complimentary seven day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year; easy to use Click & Collect on Genuine Kia accessories; convenient online service booking; Family-Like Care and Accident AfterCare. Every new Kia also comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance for 12 months. When a customer registers on MyKia, Kia Roadside Assistance Plus, the highest level of cover provided by the RAC, can be unlocked, which includes onward travel and European cover.

MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                   

Built at Kia’s Žilina factory

The Venga was initially built at partner Hyundai’s Nosovice plant in the Czech Republic, but since late 2011 it has been made in Kia’s own factory at Žilina in Slovakia, alongside the Ceed family and the Sportage. A third shift was introduced, and an extra 900 employees were recruited to make this possible.

Žilina began production of the cee’d hatchback in June 2006 and has played an important role in establishing Kia as a major player in the European market. It has not only earned praise for the high quality of the cars it produces, but is a model for clean production processes and care of the environment.

For Kia, the environmental story is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacture, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.   

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Kia's first manufacturing plant in Europe sets the highest environmental standards and is the benchmark for the region’s automotive industry. Even the location is an important environmental consideration, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported across western, central and Eastern Europe. Seventy-five per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, which also helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. The RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact, and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants from the facility make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

The hard work was rewarded when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a ‘green’ state-of-the-art factory.

This was quickly followed by two more awards. Kia Motors was presented with international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations.

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines both the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions.

Working whatever the weather

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatras Mountains – lovely in the summer, but in the winter temperatures dip to minus 28 degrees Centigrade. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant.

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so the vehicles and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and even these are delivered to the final line by overground tunnel.

This ‘enclosed’ facility means that large exterior doors are not needed, unlike at traditional plants. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed to allow for deliveries.

Quality, quality, quality...

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate in less than one millisecond defects according to actual quality demands.

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control people have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at other automotive manufacturing facilities. All vehicles are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working, and this is followed by a drive round the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Around 2 per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification.

Kia devised an innovative, new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure the cars made in Slovakia are totally resistant to corrosion, and that their paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so pleased with the process that they come with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

Why Slovakia was chosen

A member of the EU since 2004, Slovakia is an attractive country for foreign investors. There is also a long history in engineering, with a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an automotive supply chain available in the region and a national government committed to helping new businesses.

While Kia was given some incentives by the Slovakian government – such as tax breaks and land – the two are working together for the benefit of the local community. The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia provides the expertise to develop computer, hybrid and welding technology courses. These courses are available for all people across the region.

The new factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Employment is now 3,900 across three shifts. A further 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers. Žilina is now able to produce 300,000 cars a year – or 100 cars per employee – and 450,000 engine units. The Žilina plant’s millionth car, a cee’d SW, rolled off the production line on 26th January 2012.

Kia Venga Press Pack - Updated September 2018

       SPECIFICATIONS

Fact, facts and more facts

Engine            1.6-litre petrol

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp

 123 @ 6,300rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 156 (115) @ 4,200rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; continuously

 variable valve timing; multi-point fuel injection

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual   Six-speed auto

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear    

 Reverse

 Final drive

     3.615                4.400

     1.955                2.726

     1.370                1.834

     1.036                1.392

     0.893                1.000

     0.774                0.774

     3.700                3.440

     4.267                3.612

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Transverse twist beam with trailing arms, coil springs and

 anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs (280mm) and solid rear discs (258mm)

 with ABS and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven power assistance

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55

 Spare wheel

 15” temporary spare

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2615

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4075 / 1765 / 1600

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1255 / 1355          1297 / 1410

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1300 / 550            1100 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 440 (570 with underfloor area) / 1253

 Turning circle - radius

 m

 5.2

 Tank capacity

 litres

 50

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.31

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual         

 Six-speed automatic

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

  10.4                     

 11.1

 Maximum speed

 mph

  115

 111

 Fuel consumption – urban  / extra urban / combined

 mpg

  35.8 / 49.6 / 43.5              

 31.4 / 49.6 / 40.9

 CO2 emissions

 g/km

  149

 159

Ends

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Press Relations Manager

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GENERAL

Kia Venga Press Pack - Updated September 2018

THE KIA VENGA                                                                  

Fresh styling inside and out

  • Restyled front and rear ends add a sportier touch
  • Interiors refreshed for a more luxurious appearance
  • Three trim grades topped by Venga ‘4’ model
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring now standard; automatic lights added to top grades
  • Simplified model range comprising of 1.6-litre petrol engines and three trim levels

More stylish, more luxurious, better equipped and headed by premium range-topping model – Kia’s quart-from-a-pint-pot small car, the Venga, is now on sale in the UK in the facelifted form revealed at the Paris Motor Show in the autumn of 2014.

The line-up is based on three trim grades – ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’ – and a single petrol engine, giving a choice of 6 models. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is carried over from the previous Venga and has a fuel economy of up to 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 149g/km. Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) – Kia’s fuel-saving, CO2-cutting engine stop/start technology – is standard on manual models where it can effect a worthwhile improvement in fuel consumption and emissions, and appears on all versions. The Venga is produced in Europe at Kia’s plant at Žilina in Slovakia.

The 1.6-litre engine with manual or automatic transmission is available in all grades – ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’.

A bold exterior, upgraded interior, alloy wheels and paint options

Venga was the first car launched under the stewardship of Peter Schreyer, now President of Design for both Kia and partner company Hyundai. Proving that small can be beautiful, it brought sensational good looks to the supermini segment of the market.

All versions have a more aggressive, sportier front bumper and main grille, with high-gloss black mesh and a chrome surround. The Kia logo has been relocated to the bodywork. The lower air intake has been redesigned to house daytime running lights (LED with grades ‘3’ and ‘4’) next to the fog lights, which now sit in high-gloss black housings joined by a chrome strip. There is also now a chrome strip linking the rear light units, which are LED on Venga ‘4’. Another premium touch with Venga ‘4’ is the chrome exterior door handles. For all models there are 16-inch alloy wheels with five triple spokes.

Upholstery choices include black Beat cloth on level ‘2’, while level ‘3’ retains black Bamboo part-leather and part-cloth upholstery. This is also fitted to the Venga ‘4’. There is a Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia of Venga ‘2’, while high-gloss black continues to adorn Venga ‘3’ and is replicated in the Venga ‘4’.

Two new premium paint colours are introduced to grades ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’. Dark Penta Metal replaces Dark Gun Metal and Lunar Silver replaces Silver Frost.

Venga is not a mini-MPV but a five-seat supermini with genuine space. It avoids the boxy profile of other tall, passenger-friendly small cars and instead presents a sleeker, racier profile that gives it a Cd figure of just 0.31 – reducing fuel consumption, emissions and wind noise when travelling quickly.

At 4,068mm long and with an unusually long 2,615mm wheelbase, a high roofline and class-best width, Venga provides interior space comparable to that in C-segment cars – but within a footprint typical of a B-segment vehicle. Venga is amongst the class-best for interior measurements in many key areas, including front and rear leg and hip room and luggage space.

Split rear seats that slide fore and aft by up to 130mm allow the passenger accommodation to be stretched when maximum luggage capacity is not needed. Alternatively, a two-tier boot means that owners who occasionally need more than the standard 440 litres of cargo space can expand the luggage area simply by lowering the floor. The luggage compartment thus becomes 163mm taller, extending total volume to 570 litres. If more space is required, the rear seats have ‘Fold & Dive’ functionality, which makes them seem to disappear into the floor, creating a completely flat deck in a load area offering a cavernous 1,253 litres of space.

New equipment features available

All models are extremely highly specified and features previously unattainable with the Venga now appear in certain models. Tyre Pressure Monitoring is fitted to all versions, warning the driver of any potentially serious loss of pressure via a symbol in the instrument cluster. Automatic Light Control is now standard with Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and Venga ‘4’ also has ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lighting.

Other unique features to Venga ‘4’ are a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel activated by a control switch on the right-hand wheel spoke to complement the heated front seats fitted to Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and a panoramic sunroof is available on level ‘4’. Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’ are also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and a Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC). The full-colour touchscreen also includes a reversing camera. The infotainment system, which is also accessed via the touchscreen, no longer includes a CD player due to the increasing trend among customers of using portable devices to play music. The high-quality six speaker audio system includes RDS radio, full MP3 compatibility and AUX and USB ports.

Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, an iPod cable, Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone operation with music streaming, electric front and rear windows and reversing sensors, in addition to driver's seat height adjustment, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, remote central locking, tinted glass, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a front passenger armrest, body-coloured handles and door mirrors and electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors.

Venga ‘3’ versions come with climate control, front fog lamps, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and cruise control with a speed limiter.

For safety, all Vengas have six airbags (front, side and curtains), active front head restraints and two ISOFIX child-seat mounting points.

Every Venga benefits from Kia's unique seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, subject to terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It is transferable to future owners should the car be sold during the period of the warranty.  

Economical performance

The engine in the Venga is torquey, ensuring excellent driveability with competitive running costs. The 1.6-litre 123bhp unit is from Kia's Gamma family and is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.

The running gear benefits from Venga's unusually long wheelbase and wide track. Venga therefore has a lively, fun-to-drive character while delivering excellent comfort and refinement.

Motor-driven electronic power-assisted steering (MDPS) is standard as a further fuel-saving measure, and all models have an all-disc braking system with anti-lock (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Also standard is electronic stability control (ESC), traction control (TC) with brake assist (BAS) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to ensure the car always remains under control, even in the most difficult conditions, and can stop in the shortest possible distance in an emergency. Hill-start assist control (HAC) is also fitted. This holds the car for two seconds when setting off on inclines to prevent it rolling backwards.

The Kia Venga range:

 Model

Power bhp

Torque Nm

MPG Comb.

CO2 g/km

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

123

156

43.5

149

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed auto

123

156

40.9

159

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

123

156

43.5

149

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed auto

123

156

40.9

159

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

123

156

43.5

149

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed auto

123

156

40.9

159

 
    AT A GLANCE                                                                                                          

A quick guide to the Kia Venga

Exterior

  • Extended front bumper with a more aggressive look and a new high-gloss black radiator grille with chrome surround.
  • Kia ‘tiger-nose’ grille.
  • Kia badge relocated to bodywork above the grille.
  • Lower air intake redesigned to incorporate daytime running lights (LED on ‘3’/’4’).
  • New front fog light housings in high-gloss black, linked by chrome strip.
  • Horizontal chrome strip on tailgate.
  • LED rear lights on grade ‘4’.
  • Two new premium paint colour options: Dark Penta Metal and Lunar Silver

Interior

  • Grey Metal Grain fascia paint on grade ‘2’. High-gloss black on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’.

Equipment

  • Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop Button Keyless entry on grade ‘4’. Kerbside lights and door handles illuminated as driver approaches the car.
  • Chromed door handles on grade ‘4’.
  • Heated steering wheel on grade ‘4’, activated by a button on the steering wheel. It heats the wheel rim up to a maximum temperature of 38 degrees C and maintains it.
  • Panoramic sunroof on grade ‘4’.
  • Satellite navigation with European mapping and TMC (Traffic Messaging Channel) operated via a 7-inch touchscreen standard on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’. It incorporates a reversing camera.
  • Deletion of CD player on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’ due to new touchscreen sat-nav and customer preference for playing music via portable devices.

Safety

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring standard across the range.
  • Automatic Light Control fitted to Venga for first time with grades ‘3’ and ‘4’. It includes Welcome and Follow-me-Home light functions.

Wheels and paintwork

  • 16-inch five triple-spoke alloy wheels standard on grades ‘2’ and above.

         SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

The Venga design story

Venga was the first car launched under the stewardship of Peter Schreyer, now President of Design for both Kia and partner company Hyundai. Proving that small can be beautiful, it brought sensational good looks to the supermini segment of the market – a class characterised by many cars that are worthy but dull.

Venga carries many of the striking design elements and detail touches of Peter Schreyer’s No3 concept car, with similarities that go surprisingly deep. Apart from the adoption of a more conventional windscreen and roof design, all metal panels are common between the two, and only minor changes were made to turn the design concept into production reality.

All versions have an aggressive, sporty front bumper and main grille, with high-gloss black mesh and a chrome surround. The lower air intake houses daytime running lights (LED with grades ‘3’ and ‘4’) next to the fog lights, which sit in high-gloss black housings joined by a chrome strip. There is also a chrome strip linking the rear light units, which are LED on Venga ‘4’. Another premium touch with Venga ‘4’ is the chrome exterior door handles.  Each model features 16-inch alloy wheel with five triple spokes.

Despite occupying only a fraction over four metres of road, this stylish and different small car has all the space, versatility and practicality a family could ask for. Along with Soul and Rio, it puts Kia in a unique position to make the most of the downsizing trend.

Venga is not a conventional mini-MPV, but a B-segment car with genuine space and practicality. It appears to get progressively wider from top to bottom, a legacy of its wide track. It also has an athletic, sporty, crouching stance thanks to sleek headlamp housings, wedge-shaped double shoulder creases, deep swage lines and the kick-up in the rear passenger windows.

Venga avoids the boxy profile typical of other tall, passenger-friendly small cars and instead presents a sleeker, racier profile that gives it a Cd figure of just 0.31 – reducing fuel consumption, emissions and wind noise when travelling quickly.

Short overhangs, concave swage lines along the flanks and pronounced, muscular wheel arches attest to Venga's agility and fun-to-drive character, while the extended, four-panel glasshouse ensures excellent driver visibility and creates an airy and spacious feel in the cabin. This is even more pronounced on the range-topping Venga ‘4’ versions, which have an all-glass, two-piece sliding panoramic sunroof covering almost the entire roof area.

The style and attention to detail obvious from the exterior is carried through to the cabin, where the depth of quality Kia is now bringing to its entire range is immediately evident. Grade ‘2’ models continue with black Beat cloth and level ‘3’ again has black Bamboo part-leather and part-cloth upholstery. This is also fitted to the Venga ‘4’. There is a Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia of Venga ‘2’ versions, while high-gloss black continues to adorn Venga ‘3’ and is replicated in the Venga ‘4’.

As a car that is sold exclusively in Europe, the interior style is – naturally – modern European. From the driver's perspective, it is dominated by interlocking 'three-cylinder' hooded dials with chromed surrounds that not only look stylish but are totally free of reflections.

Just in front of them is Kia’s three-spoke steering wheel, fast becoming a trademark feature. It can be adjusted for height and reach and features alloy-finish spokes and remote control switches on all trim grades.

In the centre of the dash is a control stack set at the perfect height for the driver: no fumbling around to change gear, swap radio stations or adjust the cabin temperature here! It is edged with metallic-effect 'bookends' that match the finish on the steering wheel spokes, gearlever gaiter and door handles (depending on model).

The air conditioning and airflow controls are set in a stylish and easy-to-use circular arrangement. There is in-built six-speaker audio system featuring an RDS radio, MP3 connectivity, AUX and USB ports and is controlled by another circular master switch.

The interior is light and airy, offering superb all-round visibility. Large quarter-light front windows are a particular help when placing the car next to kerbs, in parking spaces or in corners, while the location of the big door mirrors allows drivers to keep an eye on surrounding traffic with only the merest diversion of the eyes from the road.
    LIVING ROOM

Big things come in small packages

The trouble with many cars that are small on the outside is that they are also small on the inside, rendering them unsuitable for family use. That's not the case with a Kia. Through models like the Picanto, Rio, Stonic, Ceed and Sportage, Kia has repeatedly displayed its talent for fashioning compact cars that turn every possible millimetre into living space.

And it has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with Venga.

Despite occupying only a fraction over four metres of road, this stylish and different small car has all the space, versatility and practicality a family could ask for.

Venga is not a conventional mini-MPV but a B-segment car with genuine space and practicality. 'From the start of the design process, Venga needed to be a car that could tick multiple boxes on consumer wish lists,' says Peter Schreyer, the President of Design for Kia and Hyundai. 'A spacious and flexible interior is a must for many car buyers, and Venga meets this requirement while also featuring striking design language, proving that style and practicality need not be mutually exclusive.'

The 4,068mm long Venga has an unusually long 2,615mm wheelbase, a 1,600mm high roofline and class-best 1,765mm width so that it is able to offer interior space comparable to that in C-segment cars – but within the footprint of a B-segment vehicle. Clever packaging – the art of turning every possible millimetre of the car's size into passenger and luggage space – ensures Venga has class-best interior measurements in key areas, including front and rear leg and hip room and luggage space.

Numbers alone tell only half the story, however. To fully appreciate the spaciousness of Kia's compact family car, you need only settle into one of its five seats – it doesn't matter which – and feel how roomy it is.

Split rear seats that slide fore and aft by up to 130mm allow the passenger accommodation to be further stretched when maximum luggage capacity is not needed. A large glasshouse emphasises the feeling of space inside the car. This is even more marked on the range-topping Venga ‘4’, which has a panoramic sunroof running almost the full length of the roof, flooding the cabin with light.

Venga features a host of innovative solutions to maximise cabin and boot space. A two-tier boot means that owners who occasionally need more than the standard 440 litres of cargo space can expand the luggage area simply by lowering the floor trim. The luggage compartment thus becomes 163mm taller, extending total volume to 570 litres. The clever design allows delicate or tall items to be transported safely and securely by simply using the lower floor.

For carrying bulkier items, owners need simply slide Venga’s 60-40 split rear seats forward individually. And if more space is required, the rear seats have ‘Fold & Dive’ functionality. This useful feature, which makes the rear seats seem to disappear into the floor, creates a completely flat deck in the rear load area. What is more, the rear seats fold without the need to adjust or remove the headrests. With both rear seats folded flat, Venga has a voluminous 1,552mm long cargo area, with a total capacity of 1,253 litres.

Safe space

Occupants are every bit as well-protected as they are comfortable in the Venga. It has the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection, including Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). ESC intervenes to stabilise the car, by braking one or more wheels or reducing engine torque – or both – if there is a danger it could go out of control. VSM detects when the wheels on one side of the car are on a less grippy surface than those on the other and uses the ESC system to keep the car straight and stable.

ESC also comes with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), which holds the car for two seconds when setting off on inclines to prevent it rolling backwards.

All Venga models have a powerful all-disc braking system featuring ABS anti-lock, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist system (BAS). Through these measures, drivers are helped to brake and steer at the same time to avoid accidents and have the reassurance that maximum stopping effort will always be applied to the wheels with most grip. Brake assist system ensures that in an emergency, maximum braking force is applied regardless of the effort being exerted on the pedal by the driver. Emergency Stop Signalling flashes the high-level brake light in an emergency stop to alert following drivers to the danger.

Should a collision be unavoidable, Venga safeguards occupants with a range of passive safety measures as standard – starting with a robust all-steel bodyshell featuring high-strength steel in key areas, and side impact beams in the doors.

There are dual front, side and full-length curtain airbags, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and belt load-limiters, plus a trio of three-point seat belts for rear-seat occupants. Seat-belt pre-tensioners and belt force limiters hold passengers firmly in their seats in an accident while minimising pressure on the wearer's chest. Venga also has active front seat headrests to prevent whiplash injuries.

The passenger side front airbag has a cut-off switch so that a rear-facing child seat can be mounted there, and all models are fitted with two ISOFIX anchor points and top tether anchor points in the two outer rear seats.

      RANGE FINDER                                                                                                       

Five trim options topped by Venga 4

The Kia Venga range is based on Kia’s easy-to-understand numerical trim grades and is made up of 6 variants now headed by the luxuriously appointed ‘4’ grade. The 1.6-litre engine is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission in all grades.

All models are extremely highly specified and features previously unattainable with the Venga now become available. Tyre Pressure Monitoring is fitted to all versions, warning the driver of any potentially serious loss of pressure via a symbol in the instrument cluster. Automatic Light Control is now standard with Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and Venga ‘4’ also has ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lighting.

Other unique features to Venga ‘4’ are a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel activated by a control switch on the right-hand wheel spoke to complement the heated front seats fitted to Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’, and a panoramic sunroof fitted to level ‘4’. Venga ‘3’ and ‘4’ are also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and a Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC). The full-colour touchscreen also includes a reversing camera. The infotainment system, which is also accessed via the touchscreen, no longer includes a CD player due to the increasing trend among customers of using portable devices to play music. The high-quality six-speaker audio system includes RDS radio, full MP3 compatibility and AUX and USB ports. Bluetooth® music streaming, which enables occupants to play music wirelessly from a suitably equipped portable device, is standard on all versions.

Venga ‘2’ models have 16-inch alloy wheels, black Beat cloth upholstery, indicators integrated into the body-coloured door mirror casings, reversing sensors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter, Bluetooth® with music streaming, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, USB and AUX ports, a trip computer, front and rear electric windows, front cabin map lights, electric, heated and folding door mirrors, driver and passenger sun visors with illuminated mirrors and metallic finish interior door handles, air vent knob and parking brake button. There’s also manual air conditioning, remote central locking with a folding key and Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia, driver and front passenger armrests.

Venga ‘3’ adds part-leather Bamboo upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping, TMC and an integrated reversing camera, heated front seats, a high-gloss black centre fascia, automatic air conditioning, automatic light control and cruise control with a speed limiter.

For comfort and convenience, every Venga comes as standard with driver's seat height adjustment, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, electric front windows, remote central locking, lamps in the front and centre of the cabin and the luggage area, a shopping hook, a headlamp levelling device, tinted glass, a seat-belt reminder warning and sliding and folding rear seats with a 60:40 split.

To help save fuel and reduce running costs, manual petrol models have Kia's EcoDynamics package featuring Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG). All models have low rolling resistance tyres, motor-driven power steering (MDPS) and a kick down alert. This creates a slight resistance when the accelerator is fully depressed to advise the driver that he or she is driving uneconomically, without impairing engine response when maximum performance is required.

Also standard is Kia's pioneering seven-year 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It is transferable to subsequent owners, a major selling point for anyone trading in the car before the warranty period has expired. It is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty.

Range

'2'

'3'

'4'

EXTERIOR FEATURES & LIGHTING

 

 

 

16" Alloy Wheels (205/55 R16)

l

l

l

Body Coloured Door Mirrors

l

l

l

Body Coloured Exterior Door Handles

l

l

-

Chrome Exterior Door Handles

-

-

l

Body Coloured Bumpers

l

l

l

Radiator Grille - Black High Gloss with Chrome Surround

l

l

l

Rear Spoiler

l

l

l

Tinted Glass

l

l

l

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

l

l

Panoramic Sunroof - Electric One Touch with Safety Function

-

-

l

Headlight Levelling Device

l

l

l

Automatic Light Control

-

l

l

Welcome and Follow-me-Home Light Functionality

-

-

l

Front Fog Lights

-

l

l

Rear Fog Light

l

l

l

LED Daytime Running Lights

-

l

l

LED Rear Combination Lights

-

-

l

High-mounted Brake Light

l

l

l

AeroBlade-type Front Wipers

l

l

l

Speed Variable Front Wipers

l

l

l

Front Wiper De-icer

-

l

l

Rear Wiper/Washer

l

l

l

Heated Rear Window

l

l

l

Wide-View Driver's Door Mirror

l

l

l

Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with Integrated Indicator Lights

l

l

l

Standard Paint

l

l

l

Premium Paint

OPT

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

Black 'Beat' Cloth

l

-

-

Black 'Bamboo' Part Cloth, Part Leather*

-

l

l

Sliding & Reclining Front Seats

l

l

l

Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

l

l

l

Heated Front Seats

-

l

l

Driver & Front Passenger Seat Armrests

l

l

l

Rear Centre Armrest

l

l

l

Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

l

l

l

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel & Gearshift

l

l

l

Heated Steering Wheel

-

-

l

Metal Grain Grey Paint Centre Fascia

l

-

-

High Gloss Black Paint Centre Fascia

-

l

l

Metallic Finish Interior Door Handles

l

l

l

Metallic Finish Air Vent Buttons

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l

l

Metallic Finish Handbrake Button

l

l

l

Air Conditioning

l

-

-

Automatic Air Conditioning

-

l

l

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

l

l

l

Front & Rear Electric Windows with Driver's & Front Passenger's Auto Up & Down Function

l

l

l

Cruise Control & Speed Limiter

-

l

l

Auto-Dimming Rear-view Mirror

-

-

l

Driver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror and Illumination

l

l

l

Remote Central Door & Tailgate Locking with Fold-away Key

l

l

-

Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop Button

-

-

l

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding, Diving, Sliding & Reclining 2nd Row Seats

l

l

l

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

l

l

l

Front & Luggage Area 12V Power Sockets

l

l

l

Glovebox

l

l

l

Glovebox with Cooling & Illumination

-

l

l

Front Seatback Pockets (Driver & Passenger)

l

l

l

Front & Rear Door Map Pockets with Bottle Holder

l

l

l

Centre Console Cupholders ( x 2)

l

l

l

Dash Illumination Dimmer Switch (Rheostat)

l

l

l

Front Cabin Map Lights

l

l

l

Centre Cabin Light

l

l

-

Rear Side Passenger Lights

-

-

l

Luggage Area Light

l

l

l

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

l

l

l

Luggage Net

l

l

l

Luggage Net Hooks

l

l

l

Luggage Under Tray

l

l

l

Temporary 15" Steel Spare Wheel & Tyre

l

l

l

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

6-speaker audio System

l

l

l

RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

l

-

-

RDS Radio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

-

l

l

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

l

l

l

Bluetooth® with Music Streaming

l

l

l

7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping

-

l

l

Rear Parking Sensors**

l

l

l

Reversing Camera System (integrated into Sat Nav Screen)

-

l

l

Tachometer

l

l

l

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Average Fuel Consumption, Instant Fuel Consumption & Trip Mileage)

l

l

l

External Temperature Display

l

l

l

Digital Clock

l

l

l

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

ABS with Brake Assist System (BAS)

l

l

l

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

l

l

l

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

l

l

l

Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)

l

l

l

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

l

l

l

Motor Driven Power Steering

l

l

l

Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)

MT Only

MT Only

MT Only

Gear Shift Indicator

MT Only

MT Only

MT Only

Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

MT Only

MT Only

MT Only

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

l

l

l

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

l

l

l

Front Side & Curtain Airbags

l

l

l

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

l

l

l

Front Active Headrests

l

l

l

All-round 3-point Seatbelts

l

l

l

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load Limiters

l

l

l

Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

l

l

l

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

l

l

l

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers and Anchor Fixings

l

l

l

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

l

l

l

SECURITY

 

 

 

Anti-theft Alarm System

l

l

l

Locking Wheel Nuts

l

l

l

Engine Immobiliser

l

l

l

Door Deadlocks

l

l

l

Child Safety Rear Door Locks

l

l

l

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN )

l

l

l

 

  ALL THINGS MECHANICAL

Engines, transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes

All Vengas feature a 123bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, with the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) – Kia’s fuel-saving, CO2-cutting engine stop/start technology is standard on manual versions, where it can effect a worthwhile improvement in fuel consumption and emissions.

The running gear benefits from Venga's unusually long wheelbase and wide track. Venga therefore has a lively, fun-to-drive character while delivering excellent comfort and refinement. Motor-driven electronic power-assisted steering (MDPS) is standard as a further fuel-saving measure, and all models have an all-disc braking system with anti-lock (ABS) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). Also standard are Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).

The petrol engines

The 1.6-litre 123bhp unit is from Kia's Gamma family and is available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

The engine is an all-aluminium 16-valve twin-cam units featuring performance-enhancing continuously-variable valve timing (CVVT) and multi-point fuel injection to provide an ideal spread of performance and economy.

The 1,591cc unit develops its 123bhp at 6,300rpm and has 156Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. With the six-speed manual transmission it is capable of 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 149g/km. It can accelerate from 0-60mph in 10.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 115mph. The smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission that is particularly appealing to city-dwellers also delivers a lively and spirited drive – 0-60mph comes up in 11.1 seconds and the top speed is 111mph. The combined fuel economy is 40.9mpg, while CO2 emissions are 159g/km. The powerplant meets the latest Euro-6d Temp emissions regulations.

Venga engines at a glance

Engine

bhp

Nm

0-60 (sec)

Max mph

Comb. Mpg

CO2 g/km

1.6 petrol 6-speed manual

123

156

10.4

115

43.5

149

1.6 petrol 6-speed automatic

123

156

11.1

111

40.9

159


Transmissions

Buyers have a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions, on all versions of the Venga from level ‘2’, ‘3’ to the flagship ‘4’. The six-speed manual gearbox is made in Europe. It is light, has long gearing in the higher (cruising) ratios to aid fuel economy, uses low-viscosity oil and provides excellent gearchange feel for a rewarding driving experience.

The manual transmission incorporates several innovations, including triple axis gear train and multiple-cone synchroniser (on first and second gears) for faster, smoother shifts.

The automatic is a six-speed 'intelligent' gearbox that adapts itself to individual driving styles. It features an electronic controller which monitors a range of parameters, including acceleration, deceleration, engine speed and road speed, ensuring excellent shift quality.

Running gear

Venga’s suspension has been tuned to suit not only the car's characteristics but also, specifically, UK roads. The unusually long 2,615mm wheelbase and wide track have inherent benefits for ride and handling.

Venga is fitted with fully independent front suspension and a twist-beam rear axle designed to deliver responsive handling and a supple ride. Kia is producing the Venga with a single suspension set-up.

The front suspension is mounted on the same subframe that supports the engine and transmission, and features MacPherson struts and co-axial coil springs, offset for smooth operation, together with offset kingpin geometry and a four-degree castor angle. This guarantees optimal handling stability and a comfortable ride, while allowing the driver to steer and manoeuvre with minimal effort.

The front suspension geometry ensures minimal camber and castor angle changes for good steering stability under all conditions. The anti-roll bar is mounted directly onto the shock absorber to maximise its effectiveness.

The rear suspension is also subframe-mounted and employs a transverse torsion beam axle with trailing arms. This set-up was chosen for its ability to deliver a smooth ride with minimum intrusion into the boot. The coil springs and dampers are mounted separately to ensure smooth operation while taking up the least amount of space, and the rear anti-roll bar is mounted inside the torsion beam as another aid to tight packaging. Third-generation hub bearings improve durability, and urethane bump stops add to refinement.

Nitrogen-filled shock absorbers, tuned with UK driving styles in mind, are standard fit for both the front and rear suspension for optimal damping performance and body control.

To save fuel, Venga has Kia’s speed-sensitive motor-driven power steering system (MDPS). It gives a fuel saving of 3% compared to conventional hydraulic assistance.

Venga is light and agile for parking and town driving while also ensuring precise high-speed handling. The gearing ratio of the steering has been fine-tuned to deliver good ‘feel’ under all driving conditions. The power-assisted rack and pinion system requires just 2.77 turns of the steering wheel lock-to-lock. Venga’s small turning circle – just 10.4 metres (kerb-to-kerb) – gives responsive, agile handling in city driving conditions.

Power-assisted all-disc brakes with anti-lock (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BAS) are standard. Through these measures, drivers are helped to brake and steer at the same time to avoid accidents and have the reassurance that maximum stopping effort will always be applied to the wheels with most grip. Brake assist ensures that in an emergency, maximum braking force is applied regardless of the effort being exerted on the pedal by the driver. The 280mm front discs are ventilated while at the rear are 258mm solid discs.

Venga also comes as standard with electronic stability control (ESC) with all-speed traction control and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). ESC detects if the car is being driven in such a way or in conditions that might lead to a loss of control. Through a combination of wheel braking and torque reduction it then stabilises the car. HAC helps drivers set off on the steepest slopes with no risk of rolling backwards by holding the car for two seconds after the brake pedal has been released.

Venga is also fitted with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which can detect if the wheels on one side of the car are on a more slippery surface than those on the other and use the ESC system to keep the car stable.

All Venga models have new-style five triple-spoke 16-inch alloys wearing 205/55 tyres. Low rolling resistance tyres to help save fuel are standard.

       ECODYNAMICS

Reducing running costs and environmental impact

All versions of the Venga feature Kia's EcoDynamics technologies. EcoDynamics is Kia's green umbrella for a range of fuel-saving, emissions-reducing measures. All cars developed under this umbrella wear distinguishing EcoDynamics badges so that customers can quickly and easily identify the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the Kia line-up.

Except those engines fitted with automatic transmission, the main feature is Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), which turns off the engine when the car is stationary in traffic and the driver puts the gear lever into neutral and releases the clutch pedal. The engine restarts immediately as soon as the clutch pedal is depressed again.

Low rolling resistance tyres are also standard, and there is a gearshift indicator in manual versions to advise the driver of the most efficient change-up points. Kia has also developed a kick-down switch for the accelerator to prevent unintentional full-throttle use. A small resistance felt through the accelerator pedal at full-throttle condition helps drivers to avoid excessive fuel consumption, without impairing responsiveness when maximum power is needed.

Other innovative technologies fitted to Venga as part of the EcoDynamics package include a power-saving alternator management system and motor-driven power-assisted steering (MDPS).

How ISG works

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit. This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and hood switch also feed into the ISG ECU.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crank angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors the battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when drivers wish to continue driving and ensure the engine is started. There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A heavy-duty maintenance-free AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery when coasting and braking.

All the driver has to do is stop, put the car into neutral and release the clutch. After a brief pause, the engine cuts out. It restarts as soon as the driver pushes the clutch again. The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up from a cold start or if the air conditioning system is working hard. Drivers can manually turn off the ISG system through a switch on the dashboard.

     COST-CUTTER

Value all the way with Venga

EcoDynamics features benefit more than the environment – they also help owners to save money. Running costs are factored in from the beginning of the design stage to ensure every Kia is fuel-efficient, inexpensive to service and maintain and, if the worst happens, simple to repair to keep insurance costs down.

With an economical engine, including Intelligent Stop and Go on manual models, Venga ensures low-cost motoring for private or business users. And for peace of mind every model is backed by Kia's pioneering seven-year/100,000-mile manufacturer warranty, subject to terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It can even be passed on to a subsequent owner should the car be sold during the lifetime of the warranty.

Insurance groups

Engine

Group (1-50)

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

14

‘2’ 1.6 6-speed auto

11

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

13

‘3’ 1.6 6-speed auto

13

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

13

‘4’ 1.6 6-speed auto

12


Vehicle Excise Duty – Year Two

Engine

Cost

1.6

£140

1.6 Automatic

£140  


Company car benefit-in-kind tax bands 2018/2019

Engine

Tax rate

1.6

30%

1.6 Automatic

32%


Fuel economy

Engine

Urban

Extra urban

Combined

1.6 manual ISG

35.8

49.6

43.5

1.6 automatic

31.4

49.6

40.9

 

Servicing

Routine servicing is needed only once a year or every 10,000 miles.

The Venga is available with Kia’s newly launched ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The new service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

Warranty and support

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year warranty.  That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.

The Kia Promise

The Kia Promise was introduced to give customers the best ownership experience by giving them access to seven key benefits. The Kia Promise is activated after purchase and is done by simply registering on the online portal, MyKia. Along with the industry leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, other benefits of the Kia Promise include complimentary seven day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year; easy to use Click & Collect on Genuine Kia accessories; convenient online service booking; Family-Like Care and Accident AfterCare. Every new Kia also comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance for 12 months. When a customer registers on MyKia, Kia Roadside Assistance Plus, the highest level of cover provided by the RAC, can be unlocked, which includes onward travel and European cover.

MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                   

Built at Kia’s Žilina factory

The Venga was initially built at partner Hyundai’s Nosovice plant in the Czech Republic, but since late 2011 it has been made in Kia’s own factory at Žilina in Slovakia, alongside the Ceed family and the Sportage. A third shift was introduced, and an extra 900 employees were recruited to make this possible.

Žilina began production of the cee’d hatchback in June 2006 and has played an important role in establishing Kia as a major player in the European market. It has not only earned praise for the high quality of the cars it produces, but is a model for clean production processes and care of the environment.

For Kia, the environmental story is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacture, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.   

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Kia's first manufacturing plant in Europe sets the highest environmental standards and is the benchmark for the region’s automotive industry. Even the location is an important environmental consideration, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported across western, central and Eastern Europe. Seventy-five per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, which also helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. The RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact, and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants from the facility make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

The hard work was rewarded when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a ‘green’ state-of-the-art factory.

This was quickly followed by two more awards. Kia Motors was presented with international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations.

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines both the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions.

Working whatever the weather

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatras Mountains – lovely in the summer, but in the winter temperatures dip to minus 28 degrees Centigrade. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant.

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so the vehicles and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and even these are delivered to the final line by overground tunnel.

This ‘enclosed’ facility means that large exterior doors are not needed, unlike at traditional plants. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed to allow for deliveries.

Quality, quality, quality...

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate in less than one millisecond defects according to actual quality demands.

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control people have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at other automotive manufacturing facilities. All vehicles are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working, and this is followed by a drive round the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Around 2 per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification.

Kia devised an innovative, new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure the cars made in Slovakia are totally resistant to corrosion, and that their paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so pleased with the process that they come with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

Why Slovakia was chosen

A member of the EU since 2004, Slovakia is an attractive country for foreign investors. There is also a long history in engineering, with a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an automotive supply chain available in the region and a national government committed to helping new businesses.

While Kia was given some incentives by the Slovakian government – such as tax breaks and land – the two are working together for the benefit of the local community. The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia provides the expertise to develop computer, hybrid and welding technology courses. These courses are available for all people across the region.

The new factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Employment is now 3,900 across three shifts. A further 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers. Žilina is now able to produce 300,000 cars a year – or 100 cars per employee – and 450,000 engine units. The Žilina plant’s millionth car, a cee’d SW, rolled off the production line on 26th January 2012.

SPECIFICATION

Kia Venga Press Pack - Updated September 2018

       SPECIFICATIONS

Fact, facts and more facts

Engine            1.6-litre petrol

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp

 123 @ 6,300rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 156 (115) @ 4,200rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; continuously

 variable valve timing; multi-point fuel injection

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual   Six-speed auto

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear    

 Reverse

 Final drive

     3.615                4.400

     1.955                2.726

     1.370                1.834

     1.036                1.392

     0.893                1.000

     0.774                0.774

     3.700                3.440

     4.267                3.612

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Transverse twist beam with trailing arms, coil springs and

 anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs (280mm) and solid rear discs (258mm)

 with ABS and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion with motor-driven power assistance

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55

 Spare wheel

 15” temporary spare

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2615

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4075 / 1765 / 1600

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1255 / 1355          1297 / 1410

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1300 / 550            1100 / 550

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 440 (570 with underfloor area) / 1253

 Turning circle - radius

 m

 5.2

 Tank capacity

 litres

 50

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.31

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual         

 Six-speed automatic

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

  10.4                     

 11.1

 Maximum speed

 mph

  115

 111

 Fuel consumption – urban  / extra urban / combined

 mpg

  35.8 / 49.6 / 43.5              

 31.4 / 49.6 / 40.9

 CO2 emissions

 g/km

  149

 159

Ends

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact:

 

Stephen Kitson
Director of Corporate Communications

E: skitson@kia.co.uk  

T: 01932 832075 M: 07795 011 936

 

Daniel Sayles
Press Relations Manager

E: dsayles@kia.co.uk  

T: 01932 832073 M: 07747 149 149

 

Sara Robinson   
Senior Press Officer

E: srobinson@kia.co.uk

T: 01932 832072 M: 07919 482 332

 

Moyosola Fujamade
Press Officer

E: mfujamade@kia.co.uk  

T: 01932 832 069 M: 07471 216 343

 

Lauren Martin

Press Officer (press fleet)

 

E: lmartin@kia.co.uk

T: 01932 832071 M: 07557268252

Rebecca Gibbs
Press Office Assistant

 

E: rgibbs@kia.co.uk  

T: 01932 832079 M: 07795 011 475

 

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