Kia Cerato | Auto Express

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Kia Cerato


As with all Kias, the Cerato is excellent value, if a uninspiring. Anyone keen on or handling should look but the firm#039;s latest oil-burner appeal to drivers eager to the bills down. Rivals be more expensive, yet the extra is justified by the superior trim, and engineering quality.

Cash is in the family car market. Even the established manufacturers are forced to tooth and nail for every Customers will not pay a penny than they feel have to, which is where the Kia comes in.

Although it is still a relatively new in the UK, Kia has enjoyed enormous success in its home market of Korea and in the US, 10-year warranties and low price give it an edge over the

The Cerato is designed to bring blend of value for money to the family car market. And while we do not get a warranty, Kia UK does offer a diesel version, driven priced at only £10,995.

This is the most frugal in the Cerato line-up, and features a oil-burning powerplant which 235Nm. With peak arriving at a lowly 2,000rpm, the Kia decent performance and refined The manufacturer claims the car will from 0-62mph in 12.5 and hit a maximum speed of 107mph.

Yet it is comfortable and quiet, the Cerato can underpowered on the motorway. By far the biggest though, is the gearbox.

The CRDi is available only a five-speed manual transmission, and the has a long, imprecise throw. aren’t likely to take any from making hurried but at least the transmission is light and to use. Few things about the Cerato are challenging.

Kia Cerato

The steering feel over-assisted to those for feedback through the wheel, it is ideal for low- speed driving. Free of traffic on a B-road, the Kia is still capable, but European rivals it is underwhelming. is no entertainment on offer – a basic efficiency.

One thing few buyers can complain is fuel economy, as the Cerato an impressive 57.6mpg on the combined The CO2 output is also competitive, but the Kia complies with outdated III emissions regulations. Not only is bad news for the environment, but it also the CRDi incurs hefty tax

Otherwise, the diesel Cerato is a family hatchback package. Its is perhaps not as attractive as Citroen’s C4, but it is a big forward from Kia’s models, looking more and contemporary. And the interior is spacious, to the long wheelbase, while the quality on the whole is solid.

However, the quality of fabrics and used lags behind of established rivals. Although we are it is hard-wearing, the beige and grey does little to lift the visual appeal. At least it is well equipped, and the LX trim six airbags, air-con, remote locking and powered windows as

The lower-spec CRDi is an even tempting £10,245 – but does not make it a family class leader. While the has the lowest prices in its sector, the is better in every area. because it is cheap does not you should buy one.

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