Kia's new Venga
26th August, 2009
Kia’s stylish and uniquely spacious new premium
B-segment contender will be named ‘Venga’ when it goes on sale across Europe later this year and in
the UK early in 2010.
Due for its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, the Venga is based on the ‘No 3’
concept shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the 4,068 mm long Kia Venga features an
unusually long wheelbase for its class of 2,615 mm – and a 1,600 mm high roofline to maximise cabin
Skilful packaging will ensure that the Venga redefines the category by offering levels of
interior space typical of a larger C-segment vehicle, but within a B-segment footprint.
Every engine in the Venga line-up will be available with Kia’s fuel-stretching Intelligent Stop
and Go technology and will comply with Euro 5 emission standards. Venga will be marketed exclusively
in Europe where consumers will be offered a choice of two 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel
The Kia Venga will be equipped with a sliding 60/40 split rear seat that also folds flat into the
floor to provide a spacious cargo bay and, a twin-level boot floor and depending on model a
tilt-and-slide all-glass panoramic roof.
Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “The ‘No 3’ was one of the
stars of Geneva and I am certain Venga will attract similar attention in Frankfurt.”
“This is exactly the kind of vehicle UK motorists are looking for as we emerge from the recent
economic turmoil – a fantastically flexible package providing big-car comfort and space within a
compact package. It will offer our customers style, sophistication and refinement coupled with
environmental economy,” he added.
The name Venga, is derived from the Spanish verb ‘to come’ – an invitation to move from one place
The Kia Venga will make its public premiere during Germany's Frankfurt Motor Show on Thursday 15th