Euro NCAP is releasing the last set of safety ratings for this year, which includes the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the Jeep Renegade, the Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV. The Kia Soul and its all-electric stablemate the Soul EV both fell short of the maximum rating, scoring four stars apiece. The conventionally-engined Soul offered weak chest protection in the side pole test. Nevertheless, Kia believes that this performance is an improvement on cars from early production and has committed to install the current-production side airbag in earlier vehicles. Euro NCAP encourages all customers who are contacted by Kia to have their cars updated in order to reinforce the protection available in side impacts.
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