Kia Safety Tech: Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

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What is HAC?

When driving on some of the steep streets in Victoria, driveways or ferry ramps your vehicle has a tendency to roll back after coming to a complete stop. While this is worse on a manual transmission, it affects both automatic and manual vehicles alike. This anxiety-inducing part of everyday driving can be completely eliminated with Kia’s Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). HAC works by preventing your vehicle from rolling backwards when on a steep incline by applying the brakes automatically for about 2 seconds. The brakes are released when the accelerator pedal is depressed or after about 2 seconds. Check out this quick video explaining how Hill-start Assist Control works on your Kia! 

How does Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) work?

In order to active the Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) you need to:


Completely stop your Kia on an incline like a hill or steep street. 


Continue to hold the brake pedal down as you remain stopped. 

Move your foot from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. While you are moving your foot, Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) will engage the brake for up to 2 seconds so you will not roll back, even on steeper inclines.

Try Kia’s Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) for yourself!

The Kia Hill-start Assist Control is one of the easiest ways to be a safer driver and save yourself the frustration of constantly rolling back in stop and go traffic on your daily commute. This breakthrough technology is now available on most new Kia vehicles including the incredible Sportage.


2020 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Sedona

For more information about the Kia Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), or any other exclusive Kia feature, give us a call at (250)-360-1111 to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members or visit us in our showroom today. Contact Kia Victoria today to arrange a viewing or test drive!