Just add AEB

Wheels (Australia) - - John Carey -

The Europe-mar­ket Kia Stonic – the Rio’s SUV sis­ter – gives a good in­di­ca­tion of how small changes make a huge dif­fer­ence to crash-test scores. The stan­dard car rates three stars de­spite re­spectable scores in both ‘adult oc­cu­pant’ and ‘child oc­cu­pant’. The ‘safety pack’ car that has been tested sep­a­rately – and which adds AEB and lane-de­par­ture warn­ing – scores five stars, with the auto-brak­ing boost­ing its ‘adult oc­cu­pant’ and ‘pedes­trian scores’ as well as ‘safety as­sist’. In ev­ery other re­gard it’s the same car.

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