Assemble of a new generation Kia Cerato has already started at the plant in Kaliningrad. Very soon, at the end of 2016, the novelty will be available from authorized dealers.
The external design of the car is made in the new corporate style of the producer. It received an updated grille and shape of the headlights, thus acquired a more solid and discreet appearance, compared with the previous modification, although in general the changes are minor.
Headlamps are optionally equipped with xenon intellectual optics with daytime running lights. Tail lights in the basic version have a three-dimensional LED graphics.
The new generation of the sedan received alloy wheels of original design with radius of 16 or 17 inches.
Cabin of the updated Cerato has a more qualitative finishing materials and modern equipment. Form of the dashboard and steering wheel are updated. In the design are added chrome elements emphasizing vents of air conditioner and display of an entertainment system.
All controls are conveniently located. Also, the car has an upgraded automatic transmission selector, which fits comfortably in the driver’s hand. Materials of the finish and the list of installed equipment depend on the vehicle.
Cabin of Kia Cerato o the 3rd generations can comfortably accommodate the driver and four adult passengers. Color design of the interior is available in a few versions – black, gray, black and brown, etc.
The car will be available in four different versions:
The basic version is equipped with 1.6 liter engine in tandem with 6-speed manual transmission.
Maximum vehicle package is equipped with a powerful 2-liter engine, automatic transmission, leather interior, alloy wheels, high-quality entertainment system with navigation, and other options.
As additional options are available:
- Powered front seats, position memory, and ventilation;
- Powered opening of the luggage compartment;
- Parking sensors;
- Blind spot monitoring function;
- Function of pressure monitoring in the tires.
For the car are added 4 new variants of coloring of a body, in comparison with the previous generation, now are available 10 different choices, including snow white, gold metallic, cosmic blue, pearl black, etc.
For updated sedan following options of powertrains are available:
- Gasoline – 1.6 and 0 liters, with power of 132 hp and 150 respectively;
- Diesel engine – 6 liter, 128 hp
Compared with the pre-reform version, motor power increased slightly, and fuel consumption is reduced.
Architecture of the suspension remains the same, the front is multifinger mechanism, the rear – semi-independent with torsion beam and telescopic shock absorbers.