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Kia Cerato Review

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Kia Cerato Review

The Kia Cerato was launched throughout Europe in the summer of 2004 as a replacement for the Shuma and Mentor models.

1 March 2005 Melanie Carter

The Kia Cerato was launched throughout Europe in the summer of 2004 as a replacement for the Shuma and Mentor models.

Kia Motors Corporation, is amongst the world's fastest growing car companies. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to be a 'Top 5' global automaker by 2010. Kia's 15 manufacturing and assembly operations in 12 countries make more than one million vehicles each year. These vehicles are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 190 countries.

The Cerato was designed in Korea, the USA and Europe and manufactured in Korea. The new Cerato is the result of more than 40 months work and a total investment cost of approximately €220 million.

The Cerato range is available with 1.6 litre or 2.0-litre petrol engines, or a 1.5-litre turbodiesel. Prices range from £9,795 for the entry-level 1.6 GS (5-door hatchback) to £11,995 for the range topping 2.0 SE (4-door saloon).

Kia are marketing the Cerato as setting 'extraordinary standards' we tested the 2.0 SE 4-door saloon to find out how the Cerato fares within the competitive lower medium segment which boasts class leaders such as the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra Review and Volkswagen Golf.

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Kia Cerato Road Test Data
Model ReviewedKia Cerato 2.0 SE
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourClear Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.0 Seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban27.7 mpg
Extra Urban47.9 mpg
Combined37.7 mpg
  
Insurance Group9
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
WarrantyA three-year unlimited mileage warranty
A three-year roadside assistance package that covers you across mainland Europe as well as in the UK
A six-year anti-perforation warranty br> A three year paintwork warranty
Price (when tested on the 01/03/05)£ 11,995

The information contained within this Kia Cerato review may have changed since publication on the 1 March 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Kia dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2015