Kia Cerato Hatchback - Specs And Prices For SA

Kia has launched yet another C-segment competitor following the launch of the Cerato Sedan in May this year.

The all-new Cerato Hatchback will be offered in 3 different equipment levels across two engines – the 1.6 EX, 2.0 EX and 2.0 SX featuring increased cabin space and dynamic styling.

European design language

The new generation of the Cerato is longer, lower and wider than the current car and has a sleeker profile, as well as an increased wheelbase that makes for a spacious cabin.

There isn’t much difference between the two versions, except the South Korean company mentions that the new model boasts an aggressive front fascia with larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, large front brakes, alloy sport pedals as well as front and rear seats with carbon fibre-style accents.

Inside, the 5-door hatch features easy-to-read white-on-black gauges nestled deeply into the instrument cluster, chrome accents around the HVAC controls and carbon fibre-like textures on the dash and seats. There is also a sporty leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, and a new large 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen.

New levels of specification

Powertrains and transmissions are the same as in the sedan model as are the safety features.

The 1.6 EX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic light control, Bluetooth, cruise control, electric windows and side mirrors, LED daytime running lights, a radio with MP3, iPod and USB compatibility, rear air-vents, six speakers and steering wheel mounted controls.

The 2.0 EX trim further features a Flexsteer system, leather seats and an optional sunroof, while the 2.0 SX comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear park distance control, LED tail-lights, a smart welcome home system, a smart key with a stop/start button, a rear view camera and Xenon headlamps.

Kia Cerato Hatchback – Price

Kia Cerato hatchback 1.6 EX – R229 995

Kia Cerato hatchback 1.6 EX AT – R239 995

Kia Cerato hatchback 2.0 EX – R259 995

Kia Cerato hatchback 2.0 EX AT – R269 995

Kia Cerato hatchback 2.0 SX – R289 995

Kia Cerato hatchback 2.0 SX AT – R299 995

The Cerato range comes standard with a 5-year /150 000km warranty, 5-year/90 000km service plan and a 3-year/unlimited km roadside assistance plan.

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