Cycle & Carriage Kia has debuted the updated Cerato family saloon.
It is the first model from the Korean carmaker to sport the new logo. It will be available in three variants – L, EX and GT Line – with prices starting from $87,999 with COE.
The latest Cerato features a revised front end with a slimmer “tiger nose” grille, new headlights and new bumper. Compared to the pre-facelift model, where the headlights and grille were separated, they now resemble a single component.
The car’s rear end gets the same treatment as well, with a new bumper and redesigned tail-lights.
KIA CERATO: INTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS
The biggest upgrades to the Cerato can be found inside it.
The instrument panel in the EX and GT Line variants gets a larger 4.2-inch supervision cluster. Also enlarged is the infotainment display, which is now a 10.25-inch unit in both EX and GT Line models.
L variants are equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen instead.
Also new for the higher-spec variants are the electric parking brake and High-Beam Assist function. Both the EX and GT Line also come with several new safety features as standard.
These include Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. Safe Exit Warning, and Smart Cruise Control with stop and go, are also standard.
Unchanged, however, is the Kia Cerato’s drivetrain. The naturally aspirated 1.6-litre inline-4 and 6-speed automatic transmission is carried over from the preceding model. It continues to deliver 126hp (128PS) and 155Nm.
The Kia Cerato is now available at Cycle & Carriage, with prices (correct at time of writing) starting from $87,999 with COE. All three variants are VES-neutral (band B).
Kia Cerato 1.6 (A)
ENGINE 1591cc, 16-valves, inline-4
MAX POWER 126hp (128PS) at 6300rpm
MAX TORQUE 155Nm at 4850rpm
POWER TO WEIGHT 103.3hp per tonne (L), 97.9hp per tonne (EX and GT Line)
GEARBOX 6-speed automatic with manual select
0-100KM/H 11.6 seconds
TOP SPEED 195km/h
CONSUMPTION 15.2km/L (combined)
PRICE INCL. COE $87,999 (L), $97,999 (EX), $103,999 (GT Line)
AGENT Cycle & Carriage Kia