Kia Motor Corp.’s Spectra small car earns a “poor” rating in a 40 mph (64 km/h) frontal crash test recently conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The rating is the lowest on IIHS’s scale, and the Spectra is the first vehicle since 2001 to receive the mark. The organization says the vehicle’s structure did not adequately protect the test dummy’s head, chest and legs in the test. “Most manufacturers have figured out how to design vehicles to do a good job of protecting ...
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