Germany’s highly very popular and highly respected car magazine Auto Bild has described the Kia Venga as “the dream of every buyer” after completing a worry-free 100,000Km long-term test.
After driving the Kia Venga 1.4 Litre CVVT EcoDynamics model over two years, the testers praised its incredibly roomy family-friendly cabin, high driving position, large entry and exit openings, practical sliding rear bench seat and very quiet engine during city driving.
Throughout the entire two year test, the Venga’s engine required no oil top-ups between servicing, the transmission was worry free and reliable and the car was still braking perfectly with its original pads and discs even after two years of city driving. Breaking the Kia Venga down into its numerous components with the help of experts from DEKRA (German motors vehicle inspection association), the magazine’s team investigated and examined the parts in detail and revealed only one prosthetic fault – a small crack in the front fog lamp socket which would cost less than 60 dollars to replace.
Of the 97 cars subjected to Auto Bild’s long-term test since 2000, the Kia Venga has been ranked an incredible second, marking its position as one of the most reliable and satisfying cars to own.
Concluding its six-page report on the Venga. Auto Bild stated, “The problem-free Kia Venga just runs, without a worry or complaint and with complete reliability. The practical Korean car scores a dream result and its easy approach to technology makes it a role model and the new benchmark – what’s not there can’t go wrong or break.