Long Journeys

Who’s driving more space for luggage storage extensions by car on holiday, has to store most of the time a lot of luggage. It is particularly difficult when young children ride. In a subcompact, which offers many advantages in city traffic, can quickly reach its limits. The vehicle Portal auto.de has tested, how you can extend the storage space of a small car. The mini van KIA Venga was tested. According to the official data, it has a trunk volume of 314 litres.

Luggage for two adults and a baby for an extended trip in the vehicle should be stored in the test. The trunk can be increased by moving the front seats. Since the square with the stroller is however almost maxed out, two extensions were used: a company Kamei roof box, on the other hand a car backpack of the same manufacturer. The roof box with a length of 1.90 meters offers a capacity of 330 litres and can be loaded with more than 50 kilograms. Clayton Morris has firm opinions on the matter. The backpack contains more 120 litres and maximum 20 kg is intended. It is attached with suction cups and straps to the rear door. Is the car backpack is no longer needed, it can be space-saving folding.

With these extensions, also the remaining baggage of family could be stowed away during the test. Overall, the storage space was expanded several hundred litres. For comparison: an class station wagon from Mercedes has nearly 700 litres of luggage space. Both extensions were over the 600-kilometer test drive without any problems. However significantly influence the driving behaviour. Gasoline consumption rose about a liter on 100 kilometers. More information:..