Kia Venga (2010–2018)

Model History

September 2009

Kia Venge revealed

4,068mm long x 1,765mm wide x 1,600mm high the Kia Venga features an unusually long wheelbase for its class of 2,615 mm - and a high roofline to maximise cabin space. Offers levels of interior space typical of a larger C-segment vehicle, but within a B-segment footprint.

Every engine in the Venga line-up will be available with Intelligent Stop and Go technology and will comply with Euro 5 emission standards. Europe only model. Choice of two 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines, generating between 75 and 115 ps.

Sliding 60/40 split rear seat that also folds flat into the floor to create a spacious cargo bay and, a twin-level boot floor and depending on model a tilt-and-slide all-glass panoramic roof.

Diesel Engines

1.4 CRDi 90 ps (75 ps low-power version)
Name ‘U2’
TypeDOHC, four-cylinder in line, with WGT
Capacity 1.4-litres, 1,396 cc
Max power 90 ps (66.2 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max torque220 Nm (22.5 kg.m) @ 1750-2750 rpm
Emissions class Euro Stage 5

1.6 CRDi 128 ps (115 ps low-power version)
Name ‘U2’
TypeDOHC, four-cylinder in line, with VGT
Capacity 1.6-litres, 1582 cc
Max power 128 ps (94 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max torque260 Nm (26.5 kg.m) @ 1900-to-2750 rpm
Emissions class Euro Stage 5

Gasoline Engines

1.4-litre 90 ps
Name ‘Gamma’
Type DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with CVVT
Capacity 1.4-litres, 1396 cc
Max power 90 ps (66.2 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max torque 137 Nm (14.0 kg.m) @ 4000 rpm
Emissions class Euro Stage 5

1.6-litre125 ps
Name ‘Gamma’
Type DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with CVVT
Capacity 1.6-litres, 1591 cc
Max power 125 ps (91.9 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Max torque 156 Nm (15.9 kg.m) @ 4200 rpm
Emissions class Euro Stage 5
*Lower power versions available in some markets to meet local taxation regulations

  • 1.4 high output and 1.6 diesels come with 6 speed manual transmissions.
  • 1.4 75PS diesel, 1.4 petrol and 1.6 petrol come with 5 speed manual ttansmissions.
  • 4-speed torque converter automatic optional on 1.6 petrol.
  • 1.4 petrol: 105mph, 0-81.5mph 23.9 secs, 45.6mog comb, 147g'km CO2
  • 1.6 petrol: 114mph, 0-81.5mph 18.6 secs, 42.16mpg comb, 155g/km CO2
  • 1.4 diesel: 105mph, 0-81.5mph 26 secs, 60mpg comb, 124g/km CO2 or 117 g/km with ECO Pack
  • 1.6 diesel: 114mpg 0-81.5mph 20 secs, 57.6mpg comb, 129g/km CO2 (119g/km CO2 with Eco Pack)


195/65 R15 tyres, 205/55 R16 tyres, space-saver spare. Venga 1, Venga 2 and Venga 3 trim levels offered in the UK.

January 2010

Kia Venga prices announced

  • Venga 1 1.4 petrol £11,495
  • Venga 1 1.4 CRDI EcoDynamics £12,795
  • Venga 2 1.4 petrol £12,695
  • Venga 2 1.4 CRDI EcoDynamics £13,995
  • Venga 2 1.6 petrol automatic £14,095
  • Venga 3 1.4 petrol £14,095
  • Venga 3 1.4 CRDI EcoDynamics £15,395

Available in the UK from 1st February 2010. Built at the new Hyundai factory at Novisice, Czech Republic under plant sharing arrangement with nearby KIA factory in Solvenia.

October 2010

Intended for production late 2010, the new Eco Venga is equipped with Kia's 1.4-litre, 75 ps diesel engine, plus many of the technologies from the Eco cee'd concept. In addition, low-friction engine oil, special low-torque taper roller bearings in the transmission and low-rolling resistance, high pressure tyres help to reduce CO2 emissions to 114 g/km.

March 2012

Kia started offering the Venga with the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine in February 2012.

January 2014

High value SR7 versions of Venga announced

Every SR7 has a higher specification than the 2014 VR7 special-edition models. LED daytime running lights, cornering lights, front foglights, automatic headlight control, privacy glass, UV-reducing solar glass, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and roof rails are the highlights of the equipment additions, depending on model. There are also new alloy wheels and colour options.

The Venga SR7 is available with 89bhp 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines. ISG is fitted to the petrol unit. The SR7 sits between ‘1 Air' and ‘2' trim grades and has automatic headlight control and privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate in addition to the VR7 key features of air conditioning, reversing sensors, Bluetooth, USB and AUX ports, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and electric windows. The upholstery is the striking new Houndstooth cloth with red stitching from the facelifted Venga ‘1' and ‘1 Air', with the stitching echoed in the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshifter. The stylish 16-inch alloy wheels are the same as those fitted to Venga ‘2', ‘3' and ‘4' grades, while the one solid paint option (Arctic White) and three metallics (Silver Storm, Phantom Black and Infra Red) are those offered with the latest Venga ‘1' and ‘1 Air'.

All SR7 models are identified by sporty model designation logos on the lower half of each front door. The SR7 models are available exclusively to retail customers as 7 th January 2015.

Venga SR7 - pricing and insurance groups

Model

OTR price

Insurance group

1.4 89bhp petrol 5-speed manual ISG

£13,595

9

1.4 89bhp diesel 6-speed manual

£14,895

10

January 2015

Kia Venga updated

Restyled front and rear ends. New-style alloy wheels. Two new paint options. Refreshed interiors. 5 trim grades topped by new premium Venga 4 model. Tyre Pressure Monitoring now standard. Automatic lights added to top grades. Choice of economical 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines.

New line-up is based on five trim grades - 1, 1 Air, 2, 3 and 4 - and four engines, giving a choice of 11 models. 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines are carried over from the previous Venga and give potential fuel economy of up to 64.2mpg, with CO 2 emissions as low as 117g/km. Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) - Kia's fuel-saving, CO 2 -cutting engine stop/start technology - is standard on all but one manual transmission version. Venga built at Kia's plant at Žilina in Slovakia.

The 90PS 1.4-litre petrol engine is offered with 1, 1 Air and 2 trim grades, while the 90PS 1.4-litre diesel is reserved for Venga 2. The two 1.6-litre engines with manual transmission are available with grades 3 and 4. The 1.6 petrol engine is also offered with a four-speed torque converter automatic gearbox in grades 2, 3 and 4.

For 2015 exterior styling changes include KIA logo relocated to the bodywork. The lower air intake has been redesigned to house daytime running lights (LED with grades 3 and 4) next to the fog lights, which now sit in high-gloss black housings joined by a chrome strip. There is also now a chrome strip linking the rear light units, which are LED on Venga 4. Another premium touch with Venga 4 is the chrome exterior door handles.

For grades 2 and above, there are New-style 16-inch alloy wheels with five triple spokes. 15-inch steel wheels with five-spoke embellishers on Grades 1 and 1 Air. Grades 2 and above are also offered with two new metallic paint colours - Planet Blue and Dark Gun Metal - which replace Space Blue and Sirius Silver.

Interior improvements include new black Houndstooth cloth for entry-grade models, while grade 2 continues with black Beat cloth and level 3 again has black Bamboo part-leather and part-cloth upholstery. This is also fitted to the new Venga 4. There is a new Grey Metal Grain paint finish for the centre fascia of Venga 1, 1 Air and 2, while high-gloss black continues to adorn Venga 3 and is replicated in the new Venga 4.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring is fitted to all versions, warning the driver of any potentially serious loss of pressure via a symbol in the instrument cluster. Automatic Light Control is now standard with Venga 3 and 4, and Venga 4 also has ‘welcome' and ‘follow-me-home' lighting.

Other unique features to Venga 4 are a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel activated by a control switch on the right-hand wheel spoke to complement the heated front seats fitted to Venga 3 and 4, and a panoramic sunroof. Venga 3 and 4 are also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and a Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC). The full-colour touchscreen also includes a reversing camera. The infotainment system, which is also accessed via the touchscreen, no longer includes a CD player due to the increasing trend among customers of using portable devices to play music. The high-quality six speaker audio system includes RDS radio, full MP3 compatibility and AUX and USB ports.

Standard across the range are driver's seat height adjustment, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, electric front windows, remote central locking, tinted glass, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a front passenger armrest, body-coloured handles and door mirrors and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.

Venga 2 models add alloy wheels, an iPod cable, Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone operation with music streaming, rear electric windows, folding door mirrors and reversing sensors. Venga 3 versions come with climate control, front and rear electric windows, front fog lamps, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and cruise control with a speed limiter.

All Vengas have six airbags (front, side and curtains), active front head restraints and two ISOFIX child-seat mounting points.

All benefit from KIA's unique seven-year/100,000-mile warranty, subject to terms and conditions covering wear-and-tear items. It is transferable to future owners should the car be sold during the period of the warranty.

The two petrol engines are 1.4-litre 90PS and 1.6-litre 125PS units from Kia's Gamma family. The 1.4 is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.6 is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic.

The 1.4-litre 90PS U2 CRDi diesel engine made its debut in Venga and is offered alongside a 114bhp 1.6-litre version. Both were designed and engineered at Kia's research and development facilities near Frankfurt in Germany and are manufactured at Žilina.

The running gear benefits from Venga's unusually long wheelbase and wide track. Venga therefore has a lively, fun-to-drive character while delivering excellent comfort and refinement.

Motor-driven electronic power-assisted steering (MDPS) is standard as a further fuel-saving measure, and all models have an all-disc braking system with anti-lock (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Also standard is electronic stability control (ESC), traction control (TC) with brake assist (BAS) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to ensure the car always remains under control, even in the most difficult conditions, and can stop in the shortest possible distance in an emergency. Hill-start assist control (HAC) is also fitted. This holds the car for two seconds when setting off on inclines to prevent it rolling backwards.

The 2015 Kia Venga range:

Model

Power PS

Torque Nm

MPG Comb.

CO 2 g/km

‘1' 1.4 5-speed manual ISG

90

137

50.4

130

‘1 Air' 1.4 5-speed manual ISG

90

137

50.4

130

‘2' 1.4 5-speed manual ISG

90

137

50.4

130

‘2' 1.6 4-speed auto

125

156

43.5

154

‘2' 1.4 CRDi 6-speed manual

90

220

62.8

119

‘3' 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

125

156

47.9

139

‘3' 1.6 4-speed auto

125

156

43.5

154

‘3' 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

115

260

64.2

117

‘4' 1.6 6-speed manual ISG

125

115

47.9

139

‘4' 1.6 4-speed auto

125

115

43.5

154

‘4' 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

115

260

64.2

117

Pricing and insurance groups

Model

OTR price

Insurance group

'1' 1.4 84bhp 5-speed manual ISG

£11,995

8

'1 Air' 1.4 89bhp 5-speed manual ISG

£12,795

8

'SR7' 1.4 89bhp 5-speed manual ISG

£13,595

9

'SR7' 1.4 89bhp CRDi 6-speed manual

£14,895

10

'2' 1.4 89bhp 5-speed manual ISG

£13,895

9

'2' 1.6 123bhp 4-speed auto

£15,810

11

'2' 1.4 89bhp CRDi 6-speed manual

£15,195

10

'3' 1.6 123bhp 6-speed manual ISG

£16,190

13

'3' 1.6 123 bhp 4-speed auto

£17,290

13

'3' 1.6 114 bhp CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

£17,475

14

'4' 1.6 123 bhp 6-speed manual ISG

£17,285

13

'4' 1.6 123 bhp 4-speed auto

£18,385

12

'4' 1.6 114 bhp CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

£18,570

14

December 2015

Kia Venga automatics are now being delivered with a 6-speed torque converter transmission rather than the previous 4-speed torque converter automatic. On Venga 4, 7 year warranty also includes 7 free annual map upgrades for the SatNav. Traffic warnings are accurate and the recalculation speeds are almost instantaneous.

Connectivity improved with integrated My Music with 1 GB storage, the USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity, the new generation of the audio system with iPod connectivity and several other tweaks.

Choice of two petrol and two diesel engines: 1.4 90PS and 1.6 125PS petrol. 1.6 offered with new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Diesels are 1.4 77PS or 90PS, which the 1.6 develops 115PS or 128PS, all with 6-speed manual transmissions.

UK gets 1.4 litre Blue Drive 90PS petrol engine. Both SE Nav and Premium Nav trims feature a more powerful 1.6 CRDi 115PS Blue Drive engine or a 1.6 litre petrol with 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that replaces the previous 4-speed torque converter auto..

What does a Kia Venga (2010 – 2018) cost?

Contract hire from £170.99 per month