There are more standard features, a fresh look, and the inclusion of active safety features on higher-trim models offered in the new 2017 Kia Cerato hatch. The updated third-generation sedan was launched a few week ago in Australia along with the brand’s other models. There are four trim level models for the the 2017 Cerato model, the S, the S Premium, the Si and the SLi trim. All models are offered in both hatchback and sedan body styles. The base 2017 Cerato S manual model starts at $20,000 while the range topping automatic SLi Cerato costs at $32,500.
2017 Kia Cerato Engine
The 2.0-L non-turbo gasoline engine meeting the Euro IV-compliant is the only engine offered in the 2017 Kia Cerato model generating 112 hp and 192Nm of torque replacing the available two engine options offered in the previous year model. It is identical to that of the front-wheel drive Sportage SUV models though there is 2kW more horsepower produced by their engine than the Cerato’s. Engines with both manual and automatic transmission return better fuel consumption with 7.1 liter/100km than the predecessor’s 7.3L/100km for 1.8L engine and 7.5L/100km for the 2.0L engine. Front-wheel drive is standard across the board. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the base S model while the six-speed automatic is standard on the rest of the models.
2017 Kia Cerato Specs
The base S comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, cloth seats, keyless entry, 3.5-inch instrument TFT cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, manual air-conditioning, six-speaker sound system, frontage- and reverse-parking sensors, six airbags and fog lights. 17-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters, alloy sports pedals, dual-zone climate control, eight-way power driver seat, automatic LED lights, heated passenger seat and ventilated driver seat, HID, lane departure caution, dynamic safety systems and frontward collision warning are all standard on the top of the line 2017 Kia Cerato SLi model.