The Kia Cerato: A standout in its segment

Uber cool and full of surprises, the Kia Cerato is a fun car that most definitely leaves a good impression. From the Kia Cerato Hatch and the Sedan the Kia Cerato Koup, today the Auto Mart teams takes a closer look at what you can expect from the Kia Cerato for sale.

Kia has launched and made a splash in South Africa with its brand committed to giving you “A Different Beat” with a customer-driven focus that is “Vibrant, Distinctive, and Reliable.” Working with the Hyundai-Motor group, you can count on Kia’s years of reliable service and industry know-how to deliver you the best cars, new or used.

kia cerato hatch

Image Source: Kia South Africa Website / Product Brochure.

The Kia Cerato comes in three models: Koup, Sedan and Hatchback.

The Kia Cerato Koup

The Kia Koup is the leader of the pack with its aggressive yet elegant style perfect for the city streets or any suburban road. The Kia Cerato Koup boasts a 1,6 Turbo GDi engine giving you 4 cylinders of fun. The Kia Koup comes in both automatic and manual transmission, both with six speeds getting you from zero to 100km/h in 7,4 seconds.

Convenience features on this Kia Cerato for sale include auto-light controls, cruise control, and a leather steering wheel for a sophisticated performance feel.

Safety

You can count on a full 6 airbags, headrests, ISOFIX for your child-seats, safety power windows, and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) for peace of mind. Kia has more than just your personal safety in mind. The Kia Koup also comes equipped with security features for your vehicle such as a Data Dot anti-theft system and a central locking alarm with immobiliser.

koup kia cerato for sale

Image Source: Kia South Africa Website.

Entertainment

With an on-board multifunction trip computer as your hub, you can be sure that the Kia Cerato Koup has your satisfaction in mind. The Koup boasts 6 speakers that can be controlled through radio or MP3/iPod/USB connection putting you in control of your riding experience.

Drive safe and focused with Bluetooth connectivity and take back the radio from your kids at the touch of a button with steering wheel remote controls.

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1.6 Turbo GDi Auto1.6 Turbo GDi Man
Displacement1 591 cc1 591 cc
Maximum Power152 kW @ 6 000 rpm152 kW @ 6 000 rpm
Maximum Torque265 Nm @ 1 750 rpm – 4 500 rpm265 Nm @ 1 750 rpm – 4 500 rpm
Maximum Speed222 km/h224 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)7.4 seconds7.7 seconds
Kia Cerato Price – Koup ModelsStarting at R 391 995Starting at R 378 995

Kia Cerato Sedan

The Kia Cerato Sedan comes in three models of its own: 2.0 SX, 2.0 EX, and the 1.6 EX, all available in both automatic and manual transmission. While all models come with most of the same general features as the Koup, the 2.0 litre engine models of this Kia Sedan shine because of the available Flex Steer power steering that gives drivers a chance to put a unique spin on an old road by changing the steering effort.

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Image Source: Kia South Africa Website.

The 2.0 litre engine Kia Cerato for sale also comes complete with leather seats, and an optional sunroof for ultimate control over those windy summer days. Those interested in the 2.0 SX model should consider the optional accessories to top up the sport factor such as the alloy pedals, rear boot spoiler, and push-to-start button option.

While less zippy than the Kia Koup, getting you from 0-100kph in 9.3 seconds, perhaps the reduced CO2 emissions on the Kia Cerato sedan can offer some kind of bonus.

What distinguishes this Kia Sedan from the Kia Cerato Koup is its “Tiger Nose” grille that gives this model a sportier look than the bold streaks and lines of the Koup.

interior of the kia cerato sedan

Image Source: Kia South Africa Website.

Safety

The 2.0 SX is the top of the line of the Kia Cerato Sedans in many aspects, notably through its available safety options. Features such as HID Xenon headlamps, park distance control, and a rear-view camera can add simplicity to even the trickiest traffic situations.

With fog lights, LED daytime running lights and ISOFIX Baby seat anchors on all Cerato models, you can count on the Kia Sedan for a safe ride, rain or shine, for both you and your family.

1.6 SX Auto1.6 EX Auto1.6 EX Manual2.0 EX Auto2.0 EX Manual
Displacement1 591 cc1 591 cc1 591 cc1 999 cc1 999 cc
Maximum Power95.3 kW @ 6 300 rpm95.3 kW @ 6 300 rpm95.3 kW @ 6 300 rpm118 kW @ 6 500 rpm118 kW @ 6 500 rpm
Maximum Torque157 Nm @ 4 850 rpm157 Nm @ 4 850 rpm157 Nm @ 4 850 rpm194.2 Nm @ 4 800 rpm194.2 Nm @ 4 800 rpm
Maximum Speed195 km/h195 km/h200 km/h205 km/h210 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)11.6 seconds11.6 seconds10.1 seconds9.3 seconds8.5 seconds
Kia Cerato Price – Sedan ModelsStarting at R 357 995Starting at R 312 995Starting at R 299 995Starting at R 353 995Starting at R 340 995

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Entertainment

As with all Cerato models, the Sedan has six speakers standard, MP3/iPod/USB connectivity, as well as a CD front loader for those who wish to indulge.

With the 2.0 litre engine model, you can treat yourself to the available smart welcome lighting system.

Kia Cerato Hatch

The Kia Cerato Hatch packs the best of both models into one compact yet powerful vehicle. While its design is more familiar than pioneering, with the Kia Cerato Hatch, Kia’s innovation lies in the details.

kia cerato hatch for sale

Image Source: Kia South Africa Website.

Like the Sedan, this Kia Cerato for sale comes in three models with two engine types, the 2.0 litre and the 1.6 engine. Like on the other Cerato models, the Hatch has Flex Steer and telescopic/tilt steering for ultimate control on the road.

The Kia Cerato Hatch is equipped with all of the standard safety features that can be found on the Kia Cerato Sedan.

This model in the Cerato series is equipped with all of the standard entertainment features that can be found on the Kia Cerato Sedan.

1.6 MAN SX1.6 MAN EX1.6 AUTO EX2.0 Auto EX2.0 MAN EX
Displacement1 591 cc1 591 cc1 591 cc1 999 cc1 999 cc
Maximum Power95.3 kW @ 6 300 rpm95.3 kW @ 6 300 rpm95.3 kW @ 6 300 rpm118 kW @ 6 500 rpm118 kW @ 6 500 rpm
Maximum Torque157 Nm @ 4 850 rpm157 Nm @ 4 850 rpm157 Nm @ 4 850 rpm194.2 Nm @ 4 800 rpm194.2 Nm @ 4 800 rpm
Maximum Speed200 km/h200 km/h195 km/h205 km/h210 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)10.1 seconds10.1 seconds11.6 seconds9.3 seconds8.5 seconds
Kia Cerato Price – Hatchback ModelsStarting at R 344 995Starting at R 299 995Starting at R 312 995Starting at R 353 995Starting at R 340 995

The Kia Cerato has been a reliable contender in the compact car class for years. You can find both the 4-door sedan and 5 door hatchback models dating back from 2004.

kia cerato hatch interior

Image Source: Kia South Africa Website.

If you are in the market for a great deal on a Kia Cerato for sale, be sure to visit Auto Mart! With great models to choose from, you are sure to find the used Kia cars of your dreams. Remember to download the FREE Auto Mart Android App from the Play Store!

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