Kia Cerato tested | TopCar

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Kia Cerato


November 8,

I understand that it’s to expect all cars to wow with glamour and good looks, but a bit of styling goes a long way it comes to cars. Take the Kia Cerato sedan, for example, its veritable smorgasbord of safety and features and its … new look.

The is the latest Korean to take on the prize fighters in the C-segment, as Toyota’s Corolla, VW’s Honda’s Civic, Chev’s and cousin Hyundai’s Elantra, and time it’s making a determined go at it.

The Cerato hatch has since the party, if sportier performance is your thing because, it athleticism and family sedans are not to go together. The Cerato, while it itself to be very capable as a shuttle over the test did little to inspire any kind of in its driver. Even with the power on offer from the 2.0-litre, the urge did little to up the dynamic appeal.

An overwhelming thought bubble the Cerato’s test period was the ‘capable’. Kia would, however, to appeal to drivers using the sportier angle. Shorter and a Flex-Steer steering system a more rigid Sports alongside softer Comfort and modes are said to push ideas.

Instead, Cerato’s boot (482 litres the rear bench up) and an array of gadgets (such as Bluetooth, light control and MP3 connectivity) are giveaways to its family-focused realities. So oddly enough, is Flex-Steer, really only adjusts the feel from not-that-light to degrees of very-slight feedback. The response and powertrain characteristics are by the steering system.

It#8217;s unexpected and a little

Overall, Cerato’s six-speed transmission, with its limp and  compliant MacPherson and beam suspension arrangement did to release any sort of rebellion me. Kia claims the suspension has been for added agility, although it was cossetting in regular driving while feeling stable and at speed. I do, however, see the appeal for families looking for a softer, comfortable ride, a quiet and the latest range of modcons, at a reasonable price.

That reasonable price, for the manual 2.0 SX priced at R289 buys you auto xenon LED daytime running lights and an LED light cluster, park control, Bluetooth and keyless and cruise control. Safety include six airbags, ABS and EBD and electronic control.

Amongst all that another shining light in arsenal is the implementation of the manufacturer’s ‘tiger grille’. Designed the direction of Peter Schreyer, who happens to be responsible for the design at sister Hyundai, the current Kia is becoming increasingly distinctive and

That’s not to say the Cerato is not memorable, but so many very decent available in that segment, how you your money really down to personal preference. really is a car to suit every If your needs require you to be to carry a small family and its the Cerato is definitely a sedan considering.

Kia Cerato


PRICE | R289 995

| 1999cc, 16v 4cyl, 118kW @ 194Nm @ 4300rpm

TRANSMISSION | manual, front-wheel drive

| MacPherson strut front, beam rear


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