2022 Kia Cerato gets updated face and tech
Kia has been updating their sedan lineup and have been dropping each of their current names in favour of a new alphanumeric naming convention they follow in South Korea. Optima became the K5, and the Cadenza was upgraded by the K8. However their compact sedan, the Kia Cerato has kept its name but has received updates to its face and tech.
Do not expect any radical changes on the refreshed 2022 Kia Cerato. The updated logo takes centre stage on the fascia, right above the thinner “tiger-nose” grill. The headlamps also went on a diet and are now connected to the grill. The GT model ups the ante even further with the diagonally arranged LED fog lights.
The driver information screen on the 2022 Cerato grows from 3.5 to 4.2 inches. The infotainment screen also increases in size, from an 8-inch to a 10.25-inch. Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay are now added in, so are electric parking brake and auto hold. GT trims will add in leatherette upholstery and remote start.
A bunch of safety features is also a part of the package in the higher trim models. This list includes blind spot assist, lane-keep assist, navigation-based cruise control, safe exit warning, and a lot more.
The 2022 Kia Cerato gets its power from either a base 2.0-litre engine or a turbo 1.6. The former is offered on the regular models and is capable of producing 147 hp and 179 Nm. The turbo powerplant is offered only in the GT models, capable of pumping out 201 hp and 265 Nm. This engine can be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The GT gets more updates in the form of a multi-link rear suspension and sportier exhaust.