Kia Cerato: Is This The Car You Need?

It replicated the Shuma hatchback and Mentor/Sephia saloon. When it was launched for the model of 2004 year, the ‘Spectra’ name was utilized in the North America along with the presence of the ‘Spectra5’ as a designated hatchback. The Kia Cerato was replicated by the Kia Cee’s in the Europe.

In late 2008, the Kia Cerato was introduced in the South Korea, it was considered as a second generation model beneath the Kia Forte name. The name ‘Kia Forte’ was utilized in many markets around the globe. The ‘Kia Cerato’ name has been preserved in a few of the market like Brazil, South Africa and Australia. The second generation model is designated as a ‘Kia Cerato Forte’ in Singapore.

What did Kia Motors reveal

The Kia motors revealed the next generation Kia Cerato as a Korean market Kia K3 in July 2012. The car sold in the USA as Forte, comes in the mid of 2013. A five door and coupe hatchback will be made public later on. In South Korea, the new Kia Cerato will be manufactured at Kia’s Hwasung Plant.

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Technical Characteristics of Kia Cerato

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Kia Cerato Hatch 1.6 Automatic produced by Kia (KR).

Body Type Hatchback 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1287 Kg
Length 4340 mm
Height 1460 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Front Track 1557 mm
Rear Track 1564 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 52 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System n/a
Max Power 124HP (91 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Max Torque 156Nm @ 4200 rpm
CO2 Emissions 179 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1591 cc
Bore 77 mm
Stroke 85 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio n/a
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6.0J x 16 / 6.0J x 16
Standard Tyres 205/55 R 16 / 205/55 R 16
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 11.5 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a