Introduction. Practicality and ease-of-use were obviously top priorities for the designers behind the Kia Venga. Despite its small size the Venga is spacious, with sliding rear seats, wide-opening back doors and a high-up driving position like a little SUV.. The Kia Venga is based on the Kia Soul crossover, with the wheelbase stretched by 65mm. It is this modification that defines the Venga’s main selling point.. Editorial view: Kia offers the Venga with an optional automatic transmission in just the single engine choice at the moment - the 1.6 petrol motor with 123 horsepower and a 0-60 time of just over 11 seconds.. The new Kia Venga is stylish, with three special interiors, four engine options, all-round safety and bucket loads of storage. . .