Kia Cerato 2010 in UAE and Oman
While the all-new Kia Cerato has been available in Oman for many months now, Dubai-based dealers are preparing to launch the redesigned compact sedan as a 2010 model.
The 2010 Cerato, known as the Forte in other markets, will initially be available with a 122 hp 1.6-litre engine only in the UAE. According to the Dubai dealer, there will be two trim levels here, namely the LX and the SX, both with 4-speed automatics.
The LX comes with 15-inch wheels and hubcaps, power windows and mirrors, central locking, battery saver, CD stereo, body-coloured exterior plastics and, in typical Kia fashion, a single driver’s airbag.
The SX comes additionally with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic a/c, some chrome exterior trim, “super vision” gauge cluster, fog lamps, keyless entry and starter button, sunroof, leather steering wheel with audio controls, rear parking sensors, aluminium pedals and automatic headlights. Ironically, while the SX gets rear disc brakes instead of drums, ABS and active headrests, it still gets only one driver’s airbag.
It is possible that a higher-spec 2.0-litre model may become available next year if sales go well, but so far, the offering is underwhelming. Prices have so far not been set yet, but for estimates and detailed specs, visit the Kia Cerato buyer guide.