Improved Cerato

KIA continues to make new friends and keep its existing ones with its popular Cerato, a well-priced, comfortable, stylish and — best of all — delightful to drive vehicle as either hatch or sedan.

The Cerato comes in three variants. The entry level LX has all the main attributes of the two higher-specced EX and Limited models, while the other two have some tempting extras for buyers with a slightly bigger wallet.

All three models are served by a two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with maximum power of 112kW at 6200 rpm and maximum torque of 192Nm at 4000 rpm, which uses just 7 litres/100km.

This is a willing engine that is perfectly balanced to the size of the vehicle. It will work hard when called on and in urban areas is extremely comfortable and easy to drive. The Cerato could be called a real city slicker, driving or parking.

On the subject of parking, this is made easier thanks to a rear view camera standard on all on Ceratos.

Improved power steering and suspension on the previous model make the Cerato a delight to drive, with better cornering and road holding.

Engine power is delivered through a six-speed transmission with the option of a sequential shift and three modes — normal, eco and sport — to cater for different driving styles.

Safety has been kept firmly in mind. All Ceratos have a vehicle safety management system, driver and front passenger front and side airbags, and a large emergency stop signal. The EX and Limited also get blind spot and rear traffic alert systems, and a lane changing warning.

A lot of work has gone into making the interior of the Cerato much more comfortable and visually attractive, with higher quality materials than before. The steering wheel is something like the bridge of a ship, allowing you to control things like your cruise control and sound system.

A well-lit LCD supervision cluster has everything like the trip computer and instantaneous fuel consumption right in front of you.

All Ceratos have a remote entry key, a burglar alarm and a two-way power-assisted driver seat.

They also offer three-year, 45,000km scheduled servicing.

Sharp and competitive pricing sees the entry level LX cost $26,990, the EX $28,990 and the Limited $32,990.

What’s not to like about the Cerato?

KIA continues to make new friends and keep its existing ones with its popular Cerato, a well-priced, comfortable, stylish and — best of all — delightful to drive vehicle as either hatch or sedan.

The Cerato comes in three variants. The entry level LX has all the main attributes of the two higher-specced EX and Limited models, while the other two have some tempting extras for buyers with a slightly bigger wallet.

All three models are served by a two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with maximum power of 112kW at 6200 rpm and maximum torque of 192Nm at 4000 rpm, which uses just 7 litres/100km.

This is a willing engine that is perfectly balanced to the size of the vehicle. It will work hard when called on and in urban areas is extremely comfortable and easy to drive. The Cerato could be called a real city slicker, driving or parking.

On the subject of parking, this is made easier thanks to a rear view camera standard on all on Ceratos.

Improved power steering and suspension on the previous model make the Cerato a delight to drive, with better cornering and road holding.

Engine power is delivered through a six-speed transmission with the option of a sequential shift and three modes — normal, eco and sport — to cater for different driving styles.

Safety has been kept firmly in mind. All Ceratos have a vehicle safety management system, driver and front passenger front and side airbags, and a large emergency stop signal. The EX and Limited also get blind spot and rear traffic alert systems, and a lane changing warning.

A lot of work has gone into making the interior of the Cerato much more comfortable and visually attractive, with higher quality materials than before. The steering wheel is something like the bridge of a ship, allowing you to control things like your cruise control and sound system.

A well-lit LCD supervision cluster has everything like the trip computer and instantaneous fuel consumption right in front of you.

All Ceratos have a remote entry key, a burglar alarm and a two-way power-assisted driver seat.

They also offer three-year, 45,000km scheduled servicing.

Sharp and competitive pricing sees the entry level LX cost $26,990, the EX $28,990 and the Limited $32,990.

What’s not to like about the Cerato?

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