2013 Kia Cerato Launched in Malaysia!
Naza Kia Malaysia has recently just launched the all-new 2013 Kia Cerato! The new Cerato will be available in two variants: 1.6-litre Gamma II MPI and a 2.0-litre NU MPI.
Both of the variations are mated to a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The 2013 Kia Cerato are priced from RM99,888 for 1.6L and RM118,888 for 2.0L.
The all-new Kia Cerato is the replacement model for Kia Forte as the Korean carmaker’s C-Segment challenger. Naza Kia Malaysia explained that the reason behind the name change is to ensure some international consistency. Thus, this new car model will not be named ‘Kia Forte’ but it will be called ‘Kia Cerato’!
For those who doesn’t know, the turning point for Kia Motors is the Kia Forte model and I’m driving one myself. In those days, people especially uncles and aunties will tell you not to buy Korean cars because there’s no 2nd hand resale value, maintenance cost is high, fuel consumption is high and etc.
However, people (especially the younger generations) have now have changed their perspective towards Korean manufactured cars. Kia Motors has since changed it’s brand image by changing the look of its products. It’s a 360degree change as their cars now are very different from the basic cars (eg. Kia Sephia) they began with.
Today, Kia’s vehicles are not only packed with modern technology but also nice design which turn the heads of many people. The Kia Forte certainly has made most of us look differently at Kia, and now came the new good looking Kia Cerato.
Kia Cerato Exterior
HID Xenon Headlamps with Auto Levelling Device & LED Daytime Running Lights (Applicable for 2.0 variant only)
LED Rear Combination Lamps
Sunroof (Applicable for 2.0 variant only)
Smart Welcome Lighting System
One of the cool features of this new Cerato is the Smart Welcome Lighting System which unfolds both the side mirrors, switch on the puddle lights (below the side mirrors) and activates the pocket lights at the door handle when the car detects the the Smart Key. It’s cool and awesome right? The new Cerato are packed with new features that will boost your driving experience.
Kia Cerato Interior
10-Way Power Driver Seat with Memory
Dual Zone Full Auto Air-Conditioner with Cluster Ioniser
Center Console Cup Holder
Center Console Multi Box
Glove Box Cooking
60:40 Split Folding Rear Seat
Rear Air Vent
Air-Ventilated Driver Seat (Applicable for 2.0 variant only)
Supervision Cluster with 4.2″ Full-Colour TFT-LCD (Applicable for 2.0 variant only)
4.3″ Touch Screen TFT-LCD with Rear View Camera Disply & Audio Control
Kia Cerato Features
6-Airbag System Passenger Airbag Switch
Electronic Stablilty Control (HAC+ABS+BAS+TCS)
Safety Power Windows & Safety Power Sunroof (Applicable for 2.0 variant only)
Auto Defog System
Electric Chromic Mirror
Front & Rear Parking Assist System
The new Kia Cerato (CKD) will be locally assembled in Kedah, Malaysia and it’s available in 5 choices of nice colours – Clear White, Glittering Metal, Bright Silver, Temptation Red and Golden Beat. The price starts from RM99,888 (1.6-litre) to RM118,888 (2.0-litre).
Naza Kia offers a 5-years warranty from the date of first registration with unlimited mileage.
2013 Kia Cerato
Price: RM99,888 to RM118,888
Engine: 1.6-litre Gamma / 2.0-litre Nu
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Power: 128HP, 157Nm of torque / 158HP and 194Nm of torque
Fuel consumption: 6.8l/100km (1.6-litre Gamma engine)
Verdicts: Nice design, comfortable, well-equipped, packed with features and value for money.
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