2017 Kia Cerato Review & Changes – The facelifted thirdly-era 2017 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan line-up has introduced in Australia this week, full with a clean appearance, more standard equipment and the add-on of active safety features on higher-spec variants. For the 2017 model year, the Cerato maintains its four-strong model range, consisting of S, S Premium, Si and SLi versions, in each hatch and sedan body designs. Starting at $19,990 drive aside for the base Cerato S manual, the 2017 range shirts out at $32,490 drive away for the top-spec SLi automatic.
2017 Kia Cerato Powertrain & Performance
Differing from its predecessor which provided the choice of two powerplants, the entire 2017-year range is now powered by one engine, a Euro IV-certified 2.0-litre in an original way-aspirated petrol engine making 112kW of power (at 6,200rpm) and 192Nm of torque (at 4,000rpm). A similar powerplant is installed to front-wheel drive Sportage variants, nonetheless, the SUV’s version produces an additional 2kW above the Cerato’s system.
Fuel consumption is somewhat down from its precursor, with each the manual- and automatic-outfitted powertrains declaring 7.1L per 100km. This is down on equally the previous 1.8-litre (7.3L-7.7L/100km) and 2.0-litre (7.5L/100km) engines. The base S version arrives normally with a six-speed manual transmission, while the S Premium and up are all standard with the six-speed auto. All Cerritos are front-wheel drive.
2017 Kia Cerato Redesign
Standard on the base S specs are cloth-trimmed seats, 3.5-inch TFT tool cluster, keyless entry, Bluetooth mobile phone and audio internet streaming, six-speaker seem system, manual air-conditioning, front- and rear auto parking sensors, fog lamps, 16-inch metallic wheels, together with six airbags. Optionally available on the Cerato S is a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes bundled with automatic headlamps for $500. The upgrade to a 7.0-inch display provides Android Auto. On the other side of the mobile device fence, Apple CarPlay is on the way, and the upgrade can be added later on free of charge-of-cost at Kia dealers.
Moving up to the S Premium version adds 16-inch alloy wheels with a full-size alloy freewheel (a rarity nowadays), dusk-sensing headlights, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system as regular, with satellite the navigation and reversing camera. There’s also soft-touch components toward the front of the cabin. The Cerato Si consists of blind spot monitoring and lane change assistance; rear cross targeted traffic alert, push-option start, leather-based seat upholstery, exterior chrome highlights and folding mirrors,
2017 Kia Cerato Equipment
Regular equipment on the leading SLi version consists of larger sized 17-inch alloy wheels with a full-size alloy free, alloy sports pedals, paddle shifters, dual-zone weather control, LED daytime working lights (DRLs), eight-way electrically-changeable driver’s seat, ventilated driver’s seat and heated passenger’s seat, HID headlamps, alongside with new active safety systems; lane departure warning and ahead crash alert. Over the range, Kia has introduced new components all through the interior, to “create a more premium ambiance.” The new trims have already been put into the dashboard and doorways, as well as the key fascia and console. All models are available standard with ABS, electronic balance control, slope assist, vehicle stability management, as well as an emergency stop, indicate.
Cerato models outfitted with the six-speed automatic also gain the Drive Function Select system currently noticed in other Kia and Hyundai models, showcasing three steering modes; Regular, Eco and Sport. As with the rest of Kia’s Australian range, the new Cerato will be offered with the company’s seven-year warranty, and seven years of capped-price maintenance.