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5 ways All-new Cerato has upgraded quality and comfort

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The All-new Cerato (also known as Forte in some countries), one of the Kia’s best-selling models, has evolved into a more refined compact with outstanding visual and feature enhancements, inside and out. Complete with a new sophisticated design, the All-new Cerato now offers drivers a higher level of driving quality and comfort that make any journey a more rewarding and decidedly upscale experience.

Considering its advanced technology and performance along with tremendous value, it is not surprising that the all-new Cerato is attracting widespread attention in the compact market. Here’re the five ways the All-new Cerato has been upgraded to make it even more attractive to drivers seeking a compact sedan that accommodates their versatile, active lifestyle.

1. Sophisticated yet Sporty Exterior

Sporting a sleeker profile, the All-new Cerato is longer, lower and wider than its predecessors, with an extended wheelbase. The exterior styling of the All-new Cerato has taken a number of sleek and dynamic styling cues from the Stinger sports sedan, with swept-back headlights, slim tiger-nose grille, a longer bonnet, and short deck for that fastback look.

Appearing much more upscale and aggressive, the Cerato’s body is now stronger and more rigid thanks to a boost in the content of advanced high-strength steel in the body shell.  

2. Comfortable Cabin

The fastback shape strengthened Cerato’s exterior appearance, but it also gave engineers an opportunity to expand the occupant compartment. The overall length, width and height of the Cerato have been increased to allow for more head and legroom, and the cargo area is among the largest in the segment and generous enough to accommodate gear for a group of friends on a road trip or a growing family managing a busy schedule. 

Again drawing inspiration from the Stinger, a horizontal theme creates a sense of openness and the driver-focused cockpit places all the major and minor controls within easy-to-operate reach. The interior materials also have a higher quality appearance and the seats have better cushioning and fabrics, creating an inviting and relaxing cabin environment.

3. A More Efficient Powertrain

Housed underneath the longer hood is the second-generation 2.0-liter ‘Nu’ four-cylinder engine, featuring Atkinson Cycle technology and a cooled EGR system for a significant fuel economy improvement. Along with the engine, Kia’s first in-house designed and built Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) heads the new line of highly efficient Smart Stream powertrains. Overcoming the shortcomings of continuously variable transmission (CVT), the IVT offers smooth and linear acceleration, which is designed to mimic a standard automatic self-shifter, for a more enjoyable and sporty driving experience. 

4. Brimming with Advanced Technology 

Advanced, the high quality technology and infotainment features demanded by today’s new vehicle buyers are all on board the All-new Cerato. Refreshingly easy to read and operate, the vivid 8-inch color LCD touchscreen is integrated neatly into the dashboard and the wireless charging tray perched on the center stack eliminates the need for a charging cord (only available for compatible Android devices, as well as Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X).

Another surprising feature in this segment is an available 320-watt premium sound system developed withHarman Kardon that pumps out music through a unique speaker hole pattern on the door panels and throughout the cabin. 

5. Massive Safety Package

Kia invests heavily in R&D to maximize occupant protection and makes safety a top priority. Active safety technologies in the All-new Cerato include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to ensure optimal braking performance and directional control, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) to prevent slip-back during stop-start driving on inclines, and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) that works with the ESC to provide corrective steering inputs to help the driver avoid loss of control.

The All-new Cerato comes standard with six airbags, including dual front airbags, front side airbags and side curtain airbags offering head protection to both front seat and rear seat occupants. 

Devoted to making the driving experience as enriching as it is energizing, the All-new Cerato is designed to provide a ‘fun-to-drive’ experience while ensuring exceptional safety.

With a more dynamic and sportier feel, the Cerato is easily the most reliable driving companion, especially if you are looking for a versatile compact with a well-tuned combination of style, safety and affordability. So why not give the Cerato a quick spin and see for yourself? Excite your ride in the Cerato and let the fun begin!