All New Kia Cerato | Part Two

Cerato manual transmissions come with five speeds, while the ‘adaptive’ automatics are four-speed units featuring electronic wizardry that matches the transmission’s characteristics to the customer’s driving style.

All-new, the Cerato bodyshell is not only torsionally stiff (to ensure European standards of ride, handling, braking and steering), and skilfully constructed (to achieve excellent occupant protection and an anticipated 4-Star rating in Euro NCAP tests), but also light enough to achieve highly competitive performance and fuel economy results.

The chassis has fully independent suspension, precise rack and pinion steering, and disc brakes all round with ABS, EBD and BAS for maximum stopping power. In Europe, every Cerato will come fitted with Bridgestone tyres. The five-seater cabin is equipped with dual front airbags, front side airbags, and full length side curtain airbags, depending on model.

An eye-catching addition to the Kia range, the Cerato represents a winning blend of style and function, with a combination of comprehensive features and unbeatable value. The LX model equipment includes: tinted windows, ABS anti-lock brakes, 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest, centre console storage box, electric front windows, four two-way audio speakers and three-point seatbelts for all five occupants.

The EX builds on the LX specification by adding numerous items, including: twin front fog lamps, heated door mirrors, remote central locking and theft alarm, driver’s seat height adjustment and lumbar support, rear seat folding central armrest and storage box, rear cup holders, twin front-mounted audio tweeters, overhead console with map lights and sunglasses holder and courtesy ‘puddle lights’ in the front doors.

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Published 13 January 2004 Melanie Carter

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