Kia Cerato redesign bows for 2013
The all-new version of the Kia Cerato compact sedan, also known as Forte in some countries and as the K3 in Korea, has been revealed. It took long enough for Kia to get their own version of their parent company’s ground-breaking new Hyundai Elantra.
Longer, lower and wider than the current car, with an extended wheelbase, the 2013 Kia Cerato has an all-new bodyshell structure. The exterior features LED front and rear lamps, while there are promises of “improved quality, upgraded equipment, a more spacious cabin and a revised engine line-up that delivers class-leading fuel economy.” We suspect markets such as Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE will get the same 148 hp 1.8-litre engine as found in the Elantra.
After going on sale in Korea later this year, the new Cerato sedan will appear at Kia dealerships in many other markets during the first quarter of 2013, possibly even in the GCC.
For UAE info, check out the Kia Cerato buyer guide.