Evaluate Kia Cerato Sport car 2018
It is no secret that the motor world is guilty of abusing English language criminals (such as “polarizing” design, which actually means that all those who have seen it hate it, except for people who can design cars) but there is no single term that is overused like sports words.
You can get everything from a humble Mazda CX-9 to a tiny Toyota Corolla in a glamorous Sport case, just to find yourself behind the wheel of a ready-to-operate car. when Clive Palmer wheezed on the treadmill.
And we can safely add the Kia Cerato Sport to that growing list. While the compact Kia convertible (probably one of Australia’s best-value new cars) is a lot of good things, sports are simply one of them.
Fortunately, then, it has a few other trumps.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with?
The glorious reluctance of the Kia troubles you with an optional list that matches the Cerato Sport, which starts at $ 24,790 and has enough standard equipment to ensure the price won’t move too much.
Outside, expect 17-inch alloy wheels (and full-size alloy parts), remote unlock, hot and electric wing mirrors, sunset headlights, fog lamps and spoiler wings small dynamic (very sporty). Inside, expect fabric seats, cruise control and power windows front and rear.
Even so, it has created an impressive technology with a seven-inch touch screen that both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are equipped with, combined with six-speaker stereo that prides itself on the location of the device. Navigation is also standard, and everything is easy to control and understand.
Is there anything interesting about its design?
From the outside, it looks great. Our white test car is equipped with a black and silver alloy that looks cool, and the design of the headlamps in the car body gives the Cerato Sport a sleek and sporty look. It also looks great from the front, with a silver-rimmed black grille blending into these power folds on the bonnet.
The interior, though, is not entirely impressive. It is nicely arranged and feels very well suited to each other, but the ribbed plastic of the glove box is not suitable for me, while the infotainment screen feels a bit messy and old compared to the product. best in business. that you can’t open the boot from outside the car and there’s no button to open it anywhere on the key. Instead, you need to open the front door and pull the lever down with the driver’s seat – frustrating when you come to the full shopping bracelet.
How realistic is the space inside?
With a length of 4560mm and a width of 1780mm, and riding on the 2700mm wheelbase, Cerato falls firmly into the small car category, but still has room to move in the cabin.
The two front seats are light and airy, and are separated by two cupholders in the center console, and there’s a bonus storage box under the air conditioner controller that can be hidden underneath the lid, and also where Contains two power sources, USB connection and A-in cable.
The median strip in the back row is an additional two beakers and each room has a bottle, but a strange design sees a storage bin separating the front seats into the foot room of the latter.
There is no storage behind the seat, nor any vent, power or USB connection there, but there are two ISOFIX attachment points – one in each window seat.
While opening the boot limits the size of the squeezed parcels, there are 482 liters (VDA) provided and a full-size widget hidden underneath the flat load shelf.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission?
Since there is exactly one engine offered on the Cerato range, there is no award for guessing the engine under the bonnet of our Sport Sport.
The naturally aspirated 2.0-liter petrol unit will produce 112kW at 6200rpm and 192Nm at 4000rpm. It is combined with a six-speed automatic (which Kia calls Sports-matic, demonstrating our previous score) and sending its power to the front wheels. 112kW with sports sound to you? Or anyone?
How much fuel does it consume?
The Cerato Sport will savor 7.2 liters / 100 km on the combined cycle required and will emit 168g per km of C02.
However, as always, consider those numbers to be something of a guide; We saw 10.4L on the onboard computer at the end of our test.
What does it like to drive?
There are many, many disappointing moments in the world of new cars, mainly when you finally climb behind the wheel of something you’re eagerly waiting to try, just to see it. does not match the exaggeration of itself or your expectations.
The Kia Cerato Sport car, fun, quite the opposite, in that you don’t necessarily expect it to shine so bright on the road, and you’re really surprised to see it.
Our fairly comprehensive testing has taken place on many urban roads, suburbs and highways, and Cerato handles them all easily. It’s not that it feels strong or particularly sporty, and you won’t be able to appear on your local track once, it’s a trip – locally adjusted – feels very suitable for you. On its day mission, mixing dynamically with a really supple quality impresses.
The one behind that trip was Aussie adjusting ace Graeme Gambold, and he told us that, after an update between Cerato’s life last year, the Korean factory gave his advice and made The rear axle of the spiral beam is thicker, allowing for more range adjustment.
“A well-handled car goes well,” he said. “Just because a car is hard, doesn’t mean it handles well.
“Generally when the cars come from Korea, the domestic specification is quite soft. So we tend to try and give them more roll stiffness. Simply put, we concentrate. on up and down movements, which means compliance, while minimizing side movement from the side. ”
Vision is easy from the front seat, too. And although it can be noisy and a bit harsh when you really require too many engines, if you keep it at city speed and easily accelerate, it will happily cruise in comfort enough. static.