Interesting exterior, value for money, fair cabin space
1.6-litre is slow, hard cabin plastics
The third-generation Kia Cerato sedan boasts sleeker styling that is 30 mm longer, 15 mm lower and 5 mm wider than the outgoing car, with a 50 mm extended wheelbase. It also features an all-new bodyshell, upgraded equipment, a host of additional convenience and safety features, a more spacious cabin with better quality, improved suspension and an upgraded powertrain line-up that delivers class-leading performance and fuel economy. Two 4-cylinder engines will be offered here -- a 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre, both mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Interior comfort is enhanced by lowering the cabin floor and the seats, and by fitting wider front seat cushions with an increased cushion angle for greater thigh support. Available options include a colour 4.2-inch LCD information screen, Intelligent Key system with push-start, memory seats, rear-camera, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone airconditioning, hill-assist and parking sensors.