Kia Cerato Review: 2013 Sedan

28 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Kia Cerato Review: 2013 Sedan

The Kia is one of the Korean brand’s most models, selling in excess of 2.5 worldwide since its debut in Locally, although the Kia Cerato appears on the top ten sales podium, it is a model for the company in the booming dominated by the Mazda3 and Toyota

The third-generation 2013 Kia Cerato arrives with a raft of powertrains and promises of better and efficiency, all wrapped in a bigger yet and sexier body.

If the previous Kia Cerato was focused on design, and value, Kia Australia said it has the bar again with the latest by adding emotional appeal to the

So does Kia’s latest have what it takes to the compact car Big Leagues? Let’s out#8230;.

Design Comfort

If one thing Kia has gotten right in the few years, it’s styling. by Kia’s American Design in Irvine, California, under the eyes of Peter Schreyer and by Kia Motors America’s Chief Tom Kearns, the sleek third Cerato portray a dynamic that is said to provoke response.

With a cab-forward rising beltline and coupé-like the all-new Cerato cuts an yet sporty profile. Kia’s have also moved the forwards and the C-pillar backwards to the addition of front and rear windows which enhance the sense of spaciousness and improve

Compared to its predecessor, the new Cerato is longer, 25mm lower and 5mm Its wheelbase has been extended by and is now as long as the Kia Sorento SUV. and rear overhangs are 15mm and 5mm respectively, yet boot space has by 6 litres to 421 litres, and augmented by split-folding rear seat.

the cabin floor is lower and the ‘hip-points’ have been by 26mm front and 20mm occupants will find front headroom and legroom.

The cockpit shows great to detail, from the soft steering to the ripple effect across the passenger side Driver comfort is further with organ-type accelerator

Thankfully, the Cerato’s dash is of cheap silver painted trim, preferring instead the premium look of carbon-look on the vertical band each of the centre stack.

Score: 8.5/10

Performance and

There are three trim and two engines in the latest Kia Cerato The car supplied for the test is the mid-range Si a 2.0-litre four-cylinder direct-injected that also powers the topping SLi (which we will be in the coming months).

It delivers @ 6,500rpm and 209Nm @ 4,700rpm. The aspirated powerplant is one of the more we have come across and is with a slick-shifting 6-speed transmission.

Together with a that has been specially for local conditions, the 2013 dynamics are surprisingly European in There is a good balance crisp handling and ride

Compared to the Nissan Pulsar we recently, the Cerato’s handling is more polished and offers of grip. It also feels around corners with little body-roll, while the steering is refreshingly meaty and for a Korean brand.

Kia’s system is standard across the and offers drivers three – Normal, Sport and Comfort. vary the degree of assistance but is of a gimmick rather than any real-world feedback.

Score:

Kia has all but shed its cheap and nasty We now think of it as something of a style with quality to match.

Kia Cerato

The torsional rigidity has been by 37% over the previous model, improved refinement and NVH (noise, and harshness) which are evident the test.

Although not crashed tested by NCAP, the new Kia Cerato is expected to a maximum 5-star rating.

8.5/10

The new Kia Cerato is, on average, lighter than the superseded Attention to surface detailing and airflow has also contributed to a slippery body, with drag reduced from to 0.27.

Together, they a claimed average fuel of 7.4L/100km. However, in the real the tested figure is a still a not 8.6L/100km, with an equal of city and freeway driving.

7.5/10

As we have come to from Kia, the Cerato Si is with a bevy of equipment as It gets 16-inch alloy wrapped in 205/55 tyres, alloy spare, rear camera with parking electric door mirror auto folding function, key with push button 4.3-inch colour touch audio screen and rear air

However, the entry and mid-range do miss out on the automatic climate aircon and LED daytime running on the SLi.

Score: 8.0/10

So, is the Kia Cerato sedan a credible to the mainstream small cars? definitely. Not only is it more and better equipped, it also well and is solidly put together.

Its GDI engine is one of the most powerful in its and sounds good when the prod too.

It’s winner from an ambitious with a humble beginning.

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