The Kia Cerato is making rounds the world over as one of the most updated and revamped entries by Kia in the small hatchback and sedan market. The model comes with a range of new technologies and carries a revamped logo, which can spice up the aesthetics in your vehicle and lend an exterior styling option to it.
In this article, we look at some of the key features of the Kia Cerato and look at some of the features that make this vehicle a must-have for drivers on the road.
The flagship model graced markets across Australia in the mid of June this year and comes equipped with a premium exterior shape and a sunroof on top for the very first time. The Kia Cerato is a recent entry into the market but has challenged the likes of the Toyota Corolla and the Mazda 3 due to its excellent features.
The base model for the Kia Cerato comes with exciting specs, including a six-speed auto vs. manual transmission option, a 2.0 litre engine, and high performance to go with it. The engine features 265 nm of torque to go with the 150 KW turbo features. Add to this the firm rear and front suspension along with the double-clutch automatic system for gears and you get a smooth buy within the budget.
When it comes to the interior, the Kia Cerato comes with a lavish look and a stylish cabin. The infotainment systems are a plus point for the vehicle and are proof of the effort Kia has put into ensuring an entertaining and comfortable experience for riders.
|Towing Capacity||Brake:1100 Unbrake:610|
|Engine||1.6-litre TUR Gasoline DIR INJ|
|Fuel Consumption||6.8L / 100km|
|Transmission||7 SP AUTO DUAL CLUTCH|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litres|
|Steering type||RACK & PINION – POWER ASSISTED|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive|
Our Review for Kia Cerato
The Kia Cerato comes in a number of variants, with each variant varying in terms of the prices and the features you get from it. The Kia Cerato S variant comes with the lowest price tag. The model features manual air conditioning, halogen daytime lights, 16-inch steel wheels with plastic tire covers on them and cloth seat trim.
The manual gearbox is the standard entry within the S variant, which can be updated to an automatic transmission by spending $1500 extra.
The Cerato Sport is the natural upgrade on the Cerato S and carries a six-speed manual gearbox in the standard version, along with premium steering, softer door trims, alloy wheels and satellite navigation on the roads. The tires come with added grip on the roads.
The Cerato Sport Plus is the natural upgrade on the Sport model and comes with a standard automatic transmission. The safety pack includes a number of exciting features, which make safety a guarantee on the roads.
The Cerato GT sits at the very top of the range when it comes to standards and safety on the roads. The 1.6 litre turbocharged engine and the seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission make the GT the most premium entry on the list. The GT version comes with 18-inch wheels and premium leather seats on top of them for a good look. The pedals come with a decent metallic finish, while the exterior and the steering wheel boast a sporty look.
Interior comfort is a guarantee with all variants of the Cerato, as this is something that it prioritizes. The interior looks elegant and is complemented through a decent sized touch screen. The vehicle is easy to operate for most users, as the switches and buttons are easily accessible to every passenger. The USB ports and the centre console add accessibility around the centre of the dashboard. Users can also get rear seat air vents and seatback pockets in the GT and Sport Plus variants.
The Cerato offers amazing fuel consumption in the country and within city rides. The official fuel rating for the car is marked at 6.8 litres per 100 km, which is quite decent for a sedan of this size. The base Cerato S and Cerato Sports variants come with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, while the other variants come with an auto standard transmission option.
In conclusion, Kia’s Cerato can be a must buy for certain consumers today, depending on their needs and budget. The vehicle is equipped with all the latest features and will make driving easier.