Kia Cerato Car For Sale
The Kia Cerato car is a compact car manufactured from 2003-2008. Available
in five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan, it is the predecessor of the
Kia Forte car which is the current offering in this class by the South
Korean manufacturer, although, in South Africa, it is still marketed as the
pre owned Cerato. Currently, in its fourth generation, this compact car has
evolved as the Kia brand matures and offers a surprising combination of
style, ability, and affordability.
The external design has stayed consistent with the original look and feel
of smooth curves and luxury feel, although updated with each generation and
with the younger models offering an impressive silhouette on the road.
Younger models have even more pronounced curves, with a shorter, rounder
nose prominent grille giving it a slightly aggressive, sporty look. From
the first generation to the more recent, body detail has become less
pronounced and more minimalist, adding to a feeling of luxury.
Cabin design has also been updated with every generation, now qualifying
for premium status with quality and luxury finishes, depending on the year
model and trim level. Cerato is competing in on the higher end of the
market, offering, if not a cheap, but affordable alternative to its rivals.
The driving position is excellent; instrument panel and details are demure
and tasteful with comfortable seats. The entry-level trim comes standard
with six airbags, air-conditioning, adjustable driver's seat, and steering
wheel-mounted controls. The upper trim levels have a range of extras
including reverse assist camera and infotainment units. Space is adequate,
considering it is a compact car. The hatchback has adequate space in the
backseat and the cargo space as one would expect from a hatch, the
four-door sedan more suitable for a small family.
Handling is acceptable but not as sharp as some of its rivals, low cabin
noise, and depending on the variant you choose, the power might be either a
bit disappointing (1,6liter) or just right. Again, depending on body shape
and year model.
Fuel consumption is recorded for the 1,6litre at around 7,5 litres per
100km for city use and 5,5litres per 100km on the highway.