Engineers from Kia Motors Corp. are meeting with members of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to determine what engineering changes are required to improve the U.S. crash-test performance of the Kia Spectra, a Kia spokesperson says. Kia Spectra The Spectra recently received an overall “poor” safety rating in IIHS front-impact tests, which were announced Dec. 18. In the test, the vehicle was subjected to a frontal impact at a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h).(See related ...

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