New Kia Cerato Revealed

Kia Cerato

The new Kia Cerato is now available in South Africa, and will be offered in three different equipment levels across two engines – the 1.6 EX, 2.0 EX and 2.0 SX. The third generation Kia Cerato sports a sleeker profile with futuristic and dynamic styling.

New Kia Cerato – Specs and Features

Engine Capability

The new Kia Cerato will be available in a choice of two petrol engines. The 2.0-litre Nu engine produces 118kW and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox that results in a 0-100km/h time of 8.5 seconds or 9.3 seconds with the automatic model. The top speed comes in at 210km/h.

The popular 1.6-litre Gamma engine produces 95kW and has a top speed of 200km/h and reaches 100km/h in 10.1 seconds and 11.6 seconds on the automatic model.

Exterior Design Features

The new Kia Cerato features cutting edge design and boasts improved quality, upgraded equipment and a host of additional convenience and safety features.

The new model is 25mm lower than before and rides on a 50mm-longer wheelbase. At the rear, the boot lid is shaped to reduce aerodynamic drag, while the rear combination lamps smooth the airflow, reinforcing the wide stance of the Cerato. Front and rear overhangs are 15mm and 5mm shorter respectively, yet boot space increases to 67 litres from 415 to 482 litres.

Notable features include distinctive eye-catching concave door contours and a rising beltline with a chrome window moulding extending into the C-pillar to project an aura of elegance. The lower coupe-like roofline and cab-forward styling bring out the car’s ‘dynamic muscularity’.

The new Kia Cerato will be available in a range of 10 exterior colours, and these include: Clear White (solid), Snow White and Aurora Black (pearl), plus Bright Silver, Glittering Metal, Golden Beat, Temptation Red, Planet Blue, Abyss Blue and Milky Beige (metallic).

Interior Design Features

Emphasis to quality and comfort has been placed to the interior of the Cerato including the driver-focused cockpit with easy-to-reach controls, the soft touch materials applied to the upper door trims, dashboard, door armrests, door centre trim panels and the centre console.

The new Kia Cerato also features three different types of instrument cluster designs across the range. A segment type LCD cluster is standard on the 1.6 EX model, while a dot-matrix LCD cluster is standard on the 2.0 EX model and offers a broader range of information.

The 2.0 SX model is fitted with a high-tech TFT colour LCD cluster featuring a new and more ergonomically designed GUI (graphics user interface) with a 4.2-inch screen and high-intensity white lighting.

The new Kia Cerato 1.6 EX model is equipped with a manual air-conditioner, automatic light control, built-in Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted cruise control, front and rear electric windows, LED daytime running lights, an MP3/iPod/USB compatible radio with CD front loader, rear air vents, six speakers, steering wheel mounted remote controls and 60/40 rear split seats.

By upgrading to the 2.0 EX model you will get a dot-matrix LCD cluster, leather seats as well as the option of a sunroof. The top of the range 2.0 SX model features various high tech features including HID xenon headlamps, a rear view camera, a smart key with stop/start button, a smart welcome lighting system, front and rear park distance control and a supervision TFT LCD cluster.

Safety Features

Safety technologies standard on all models include ABS (Anti–lock Braking System) with built-in EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), active headrests, impact sensing auto door unlock, a passenger airbag on/off switch, six airbags consisting of driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags, Isofix child seat anchors and fog lights.

The SX model features ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), and a VSM (Vehicle Stability Management).

New Kia Cerato – Price

View the new Kia Cerato
Kia Cerato 1.6 Manual R219 995
Kia Cerato 1.6 Auto R229 995
Kia Cerato 2.0 Manual R249 995
Kia Cerato 2.0 Auto R259 995
Kia Cerato 2.0 SX Manual R279 995
Kia Cerato 2.0 SX Auto R289 995
All models will be available with a five-year or 150 000km warranty and five-year or 90 000km service plan.