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Nothing is more frustrating to a passenger than being confronted with the mysterious center seat belt operation. Most people seated in the center of the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats, don’t know how to buckle the center seat belt. Truth be told, it takes me at least 5 minutes to figure it out because every vehicle is manufactured differently.
The normal process is, after searching around for a minute or two, either in the crease of the seat or overhead, your passenger usually can find one end of the belt but not that mysterious connecting end. Before you can help them, they usually opt to ride without a belt. This is not acceptable because Kia believes that you, and your passengers, should have easy access to the same level of safety at all times.
To help reduce frustrations, Kia produced a short video to help you understand where and how that mysterious part of the center seat belt works.
- Watch the video below to understand the 2nd and 3rd Row Center Shoulder Seat Belt Operation in your Kia Sportage, Soul, Sedona and new 2020 Telluride.
UNFASTENING THE CENTER SEAT BELT FROM BUCKLE
- If Seat Belt is buckled, press the release button on the buckle.
- To retract the center seat belt webbing “A” in 2nd and/or 3rd rows, use the lap belt tongue plate “C” to push “release button” in the small slot on the center belt buckle “B.”
Our Gateway Kia in Warrington PA service experts recommends engaging the center seat belt on yourself. The experience will add to your knowledge and enable you to help your passengers in and out of the operation.
As with all features, Kia recommends you engage your vehicle features with a Gateway Kia in Warrington PA sales representative. Your Warrington representative is trained to help you operate and help you understand all the features in your Kia. Gateway Kia in Warrington PA successfully employs the “Kia Perfect Delivery Process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.
Redesigned Urban Runabout Achieves Top Safety Ratings
- Soul’s optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist systems earned a “Superior” rating in testing
- Recent accolade increases the total number of Kia models included in the 2019 IIHS Safety Awards to 11
IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2019 — The completely redesigned 2020 Kia Soul has earned Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The TSP+ designation was awarded to Soul models equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist1 systems and LED headlights2. On the heels of the Stinger’s recent TSP+ rating, the Soul’s new accolade increases the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick3 or Top Safety Pick Plus4 ratings to 11 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
“Sales have shown that the newly designed Soul is hitting all the right marks with car shoppers,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer, and EVP, Kia Motors America (KMA). “The Soul’s unmatched style, driving refinement, and invigorating technology are key factors that have drawn consumers to Kia’s urban car, and this latest safety award is yet another reason the Soul should be considered a top contender in the compact car segment.”
2019 Top Safety Pick
To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ rating, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests – driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint – as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and a “Good” headlight rating. The Soul earned “Good” ratings for all six crashworthiness tests, and a “Superior” rating for the optional front crash prevention systems, which helped it avoid collisions in the IIHS’s 12-mph and 25-mph track tests. The “Good” rating for the headlights applies to LED projector headlights only.
For 2020, the Soul continues to transcend unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality. With a versatile lineup that includes the LX, S, X-line, GT-Line, EX, GT Turbo, and Soul EV, there’s truly a Soul for everyone.
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1 Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) is standard on Soul S, EX, and GT-Line trims. Forward Collision-Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-ped) is standard on Soul GT-Line Turbo. These systems are not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all objects in front of the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.
2 Optional on Soul EX, standard on GT Turbo
3 2019 Rio sedan models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights; applies to sedans only. (FCA and LED headlights available on S trim); 2019 Rio 5-door models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights; applies to sedans only. (FCA and LED headlights available on S trim); 2019 Soul gasoline models with optional Autonomous Emergency Braking and HID headlights (AEB available on Plus trims. HID available on Plus and Exclaim trims); 2019 Cadenza models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights. (FCA and LED headlights standard on Limited and Technology trims).
4 2019 Forte sedan models when equipped with optional LED headlights (available on S and EX trims); 2019 Niro models with optional autonomous emergency braking and HID headlights (HIDs and AEB standard on Touring trim, AEB optional on LX and EX trims); 2019 Niro PHEV models with HID headlights (standard on EX trim); 2019 Optima gasoline models with LED headlights (standard on SX trims); 2019 Sorento models with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights (FCA standard on EX trims and higher. LEDs available on SX V6 trims and standard on SX-Limited V6 trims); 2019 Stinger models equipped with Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection (standard on Stinger Premium, GT1 and GT2 trims) and LED headlights (applies to static LED headlights on Stinger Premium, GT, and GT1 trims).