The market for C-fragment vehicle in our nation has been blasting, as far back as the dispatch of the new Honda Civic back in June, and UMW Toyota was accounted for to dispatch the new Corolla Altis soon. While, Kia hopped into the fleeting trend by propelling the facelifted Cerato, which is currently in the showroom as of now.
The Cerato is seemed as a cost-friendly alternative for two of its rivals, the Civic and the Altis. Notwithstanding, as indicated by the sales advisor of Kia, there were changes in cost for the Cerato facelift which is offered in three variations; the 1.6 KX, 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter. Estimated at RM91,888, RM101,888 and RM119,888 individually with out and about protection.
Some inconspicuous changes on the outside incorporate a slimmer “tiger nose” grille situated underneath, a larger headlights with LED daytime running lights. Underneath the headlights, were the adjusted air vents and haze lights and BMW-like air vents which are additionally prepared on the Optima and in this manner made the Cerato emerge.
Moving to the back, the taillights are additionally updated, with lights utilized for the 1.6 KX while LED for the 1.6L and 2.0L. The pointer lights have been moved to the lower corner of taillights as contrasted as and the upper area on the past Cerato, and a less complex “cook’s garment” outline at the back. Moreover, the Cerato facelift likewise gets another arrangement of 18-inches 2-tones compound wheels.
In the inside, be that as it may, there isn’t much changes forced on the cabin aside from the updated instrument board, overhauled equip shifter and a carbon fiber-clad air vents with chrome highlights. The components of the inside which stay unaltered are the keyless passage, motor begin/stop catch, auto headlights, speed control, air vents for the back seat, Flex Steer guiding alteration, front and back parking sensor, 8-inches touch screen infotainment framework with route and an invert camera.
For the 1.6 variation, there were LED taillights, two-zone atmosphere control with ionizer groups, electric front seats with memory alteration, paddle shifters, hostile to glare raise windscreen, cowhide wrapped directing haggle completing at the upper part of the entryway.
In the meantime, for the range-topper 2.0 variation, the model sport a rear spoiler, a sunroof, a multi-data shaded show known as Supervision, and leather seats with warming and cooling capacity for the front seats. In any case, the auto-movable xenon headlights were hacked out and were supplanted by a manually adjustable headlights.
As far as safety concerned, nothing has changed by any stretch of the imagination. The 1.6 KX was said to have 2 airbags and no steadiness control. For the 1.6L, it is furnished with 6 airbags and strength control.
No words on the engine choice of the Cerato facelift is available just yet, it may be the same as the current 1.6 liter Gamma II pushing out 130 PS and 157 Nm and the 2.0 liter four-chamber unit producing 161 PS and 194 Nm both mated with a six-speed programmed transmission.