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The new Kia Sorento is the first car to be equipped with Kia’s innovative Multi-Collision Brake (MCB) system, helping to prevent passengers from being involved in secondary collisions after an initial impact.

The system is activated by the deployment of the vehicle’s airbags, which indicates the severity of accident. Once activated, the system measures vehicle speed and any changes of direction, applying the appropriate level of automated braking force to bring the car to a controlled stop.

The fourth-generation Sorento will be the first Kia sold in Europe to include this new safety technology. MCB will be offered as standard on all Sorento models, including the new Plug-in Hybrid model which is due to launch in Europe early in 2021.

In a press statement, Kia says: ‘MCB’s effectiveness in preventing secondary accidents has already been acknowledged by Europe’s car safety assessment body, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). The programme awarded an additional safety point to cars equipped with the MCB system for adult-passenger protection. Empirical testing of the system has indicated that a car with MCB showed an 8% decrease in fatalities and a 4% decrease in severe injuries compared to the same car without MCB’.

Kia says it will roll out MCB to other models in line with planned model updates during the coming year.

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