2019 kia cerato accessories

2019 kia cerato accessories cover protective pad

Details 2019 kia cerato accessories

It protects dashboard from UV rays 2019 kia cerato accessories. It reduces glare
It eliminates instrument panel cracking. It amostly 100% fit dashboard

Color 2019 kia cerato accessories
Color 2019 kia cerato accessories

It can not shrink, fade or distort. UV stabilised high grade polyester auto fabric
Large vent cut-outs so as not to restrict demister airflow. Breathes to dissipate heat

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2019 kia cerato Overview

In 2018, the 2019 kia cerato accessories was the fifth most popular car in its class, behind only the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Hyundai i30 and Volkswagen Golf, though the Honda Civic remains a hit with private buyers.

What you see here is the brand-new Kia Cerato hatch model, which replaces the outgoing version that resonated so well with buyers. It joins the new sedan body style that arrived on our shores in June last year. Alas, the European Kia ProCeed sport wagon isn’t headed our way.

At the entry level, Kia has thankfully played to the Cerato’s strengths: affordability, space, and lots of features. At the same time, the company is cashing in on the sporty cred it has built up with the Stinger by launching a Cerato GT ‘warm’ hatch, which serves as a counterpoint to the intimately related $34,990 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium.

This is the range’s entry point, meaning it’ll probably be as interesting to rental car companies and Uber drivers as private users.

2019 kia cerato accessories quality
2019 kia cerato accessories quality

The equipment list covers the basics, though if you’re a sucker for little luxuries, you’ll want to skip higher up the range. Check out our table below for a more digestible wrap, but in short, the key features are: front/rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, lane-keeping assist, a driver-attention monitor, six airbags, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) that detects other vehicles only, basic cloth seats, cruise control, Bluetooth/USB, DAB+, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and manual A/C.

However, you can also option more safety equipment in the form of the Safety Pack. This package adds a ‘Fusion II’ camera- and radar-based AEB system that also detects and automatically brakes for cyclists and pedestrians, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, electric-folding side mirrors, and a ‘premium’-feeling steering wheel and shift knob.

The drive-away pricing for the Cerato S with the Safety Pack is $21,490 manual and $23,490 auto. More importantly, adding this pack takes the Cerato’s ANCAP crash rating from four stars to five – of particular importance to fleets with five-star policies.

As you might imagine, the 2019 kia cerato accessories is pretty basic in terms of design, especially finished in plain white as our example was. The plastic wheel covers and the plethora of plain black plastics inside the cabin, as well as the dour cloth trim, make this point clear.

Feature 2019 kia cerato accessories
Feature 2019 kia cerato accessories

At the same time, everything is nicely laid out and well made. You also get a clear digital trip computer with speedo, ample seat and wheel adjustment, that big centre touchscreen with contemporary phone mirroring, and plenty of cabin storage.

Rear seat space is also at the upper end of the class, with plenty of space for two adults or three kids. It’s certainly roomier than a Corolla or Mazda 3. The boot also has a large opening aperture and stores 428L (VDA), which is sizeable for the class, though down on the sedan’s 502L.

All Ceratos (bar the GT that’ll be discussed at the end) use the same engine, a 2.0-litre MPI naturally aspirated unit with a modest 112kW of peak power and 192Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm. The 2.0-litre units in the i30 Go (120kW/203Nm), Mazda 3 Neo Sport (114kW/200Nm) and Corolla Ascent Sport (125kW/200Nm) all trump the Kia.

At the same time, it’s hard to imagine that the average punter driving around town or doing relaxed highway jaunts will feel underdone. It’s an acceptable engine that gets on with the job, albeit without any great amount of pep.

On our tester, the engine was matched to the six-speed manual gearbox, though the sales of this type will likely be nearly non-existent. It has a light shift action and slightly strange clutch take-up point, but once you adapt it’s pleasant for the rare few who like to row through the cogs themselves.

Overview 2019 kia cerato accessories
Overview 2019 kia cerato accessories

Dynamically, the Cerato – like all Kia product – gets a distinct Australian-developed suspension tune fitted at the factory in Korea, which gives it a more composed nature than the rather uninspiring domestic versions.

The ride quality is excellent, capable of swallowing up potholes and speed bumps, while the body stays flat and controlled through corners and the steering is pleasantly light and direct. It’s not sporty, but it’s ideal for the target buyer, though there’s some wind noise through the B-pillars and a little tyre roar at speed.

The reason why the Sports version is likely to appeal to private buyers is that, for another $2200, you get extras such as satellite navigation with SUNA live updates (meaning you need not rely on phone mirroring only), a ‘premium’ steering wheel and shifter in place of the cheapo urethane units, and 17-inch alloy wheels that add some stylistic zing.

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