Kia Venga
The Kia Venga is a people carrier which was launched at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The model is manufactured in Europe and is backed by two warranties – a seven-year warranty for the drivetrain, and five years for the whole car.
The 4,068mm-long Kia Venga features a wheelbase measuring 2,615 mm and a 1,600mm high roofline
Every engine in the Venga line-up is available with Kia’s Start/Stop technology and complies with Euro 5 emission standards. Start/Stop models have a carbon dioxide rating from just 117g/km.
There is a choice of seven versions of Kia’s 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines, generating between 75 and 128PS. Every Venga is be equipped with a sliding 60/40 split rear seat that also folds flat into the floor.
Depending on model, an optional tilt-and-slide, all-glass panoramic sunroof is available.
The Venga uses active and passive safety technologies.
The people carrier has many of the design elements and detail touches visible on the No.3 concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
The similarities between the No.3 concept car and the production-ready Venga are the adoption of a more conventional windscreen and roof design while all the metal panels are shared between the two models.
Venga appears to get progressively wider as the eye is drawn from top to bottom, due to the car’s long wheelbase and wide track. All of the car’s creases, shapes and outlines – from the headlamp housings, through wedge-shaped double shoulder creases and deep swage lines on the doors, to the ‘kick-up’ rear passenger windows – get progressively higher as they flow from front to rear.
The Venga’s aerodynamic rating is a Cd of just 0.31.
Short overhangs front and rear combine with the model’s broad stance and its ‘smiling’ lower air intake.
The bold, concave swage lines along the flanks accentuate Venga’s pronounced shoulder lines and muscular wheel arches, even more so than can be seen in used Kia Venga motor cars.
When New Venga is viewed in profile, the extended, four-panel glasshouse reaches beyond front and rear doors. At both front and rear there are modern, angular light clusters.
The Venga has an optional all-glass, two-piece sliding panoramic sunroof covering almost the entire roof area.
Venga is marketed exclusively in Europe with a choice of 10 exterior paint colours.
The people carrier has a three-spoke steering wheel which is a Kia feature. It can be adjusted for height and reach and features alloy-finish lower spokes and remote control switches on both left and right spokes.
Another element of Kia’s design DNA – the ‘three-cylinder’ instrument cluster – can be viewed through the Venga’s wheel.