KIA made a comeback to Pakistan in 2018 by joint venture with Lucky Cement group and launched KIA Grand Carnival and KIA Frontier 2700 that is going successful in automobile industry and three new models are expected to launch soon in Pakistani market. Recently KIA Cerato was being spotted on roads of Karachi and huge quantity of these cars have been imported to Pakistan that is in its testing phase for test and trail purposes so that KIA Cerato may give an excellent entry and a tough competition to the vehicles of Pakistani automobile market. Kia has not yet announced the official date of launch of Cerato but we are assured that it will launch soon after spotting it on roads of Karachi. KIA Cerato have already been launched worldwide and it is expected to come soon in Pakistan too.
Features and specifications of KIA Cerato 2019
It has two different gasoline engines options including 1.6 and 2 liters, both of the engines have continuously variable valve timing and electronic fuel injection that generates a maximum power of 128ps @ 6300rpm, fuel consumption is expected to be from 7.4 to 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers.it will be available in five variants; KIA Cerato S (manual and CVT), KIA Cerato Sport and Sport+ and KIA Cerato GT with CVT transmission. It has an overall length of 4640 millimeters, width of 1800 millimeters and height of 1450 millimeters and a fuel tank capacity of 50 liters. It offers six air bags for safety and some of the premium features include electronic stability control system, anti-lock braking system, hill start assist control, blind spot collision warning, rear cross traffic collision warning, cruise control, driver attention alert, rear view camera, front and back parking sensors, tire pressure monitor, lane keep assist, satellite navigation with traffic updates, audio control on steering wheel, keyless entry to car, temperature display, electronic handbrake and parking distance warning forward.
Exterior of car
It has an attractive design with enticing silhouette that expands from the long hood to the spacious cabin and has a sporty appearance while seventeen inches alloy wheels adds further sportier look to the design. It has LED headlights and tail lights, auto folding side mirrors and dual exhaust tips. Chrome plated radiator grille on the front looks quite stylish and the fog lamps are available on front and back. Front and back windows are electronically power controlled that makes it easy to handle. Rear window also has window defogger that makes the drive easy in extreme conditions.
Interior of car
Interior is very stylish and spacious with leather seats and leather steering wheel. There is central arm rest on the rear seats and cup holders for carrying foodstuff. Rear seats are foldable to increase the space of the rear cabin. Infotainment system include 4.2 inches multi information display screen with mobile phone connection, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and six speakers for entertainment. Driver’s assistance program will assist the driver in driving in traffics and rear view camera helps the driver in reversing the car for parking. It has heated steering wheel with power adjustment and automatic air conditioning with climate control system. Back air vents and seat warmers are available in the car for adding more luxury to the drive. Driver seat is ten ways power assisted with integrated memory system. The pedal is also improved for efficient control on drive and the power sunroof gives a panoramic view to the interior
Reviews of car worldwide
It is considered to be a comfortable car which has a stylish interior and attractive design that has auto braking as standard and it offers a seven year warranty to the customers but the engine power is limited in 1.6 liters variant and handling is not that much efficient as in the competitors. The torque is needed to be improved with the dashboard styling that is considered to be bit old. It seems similar in appearance to Audi A3 and it is not only kicking stack of goals in international market but it also hit in its initiative to provide luxury and advanced features to the customers. In Pakistan one of the biggest drawback of this car will be its maintenance, since it is an imported car so the maintenance will be quite expensive because the spare parts of the car will not be available readily and easily and the resale value of the car might not be satisfying.
Estimated price and launch date in Pakistan
It is expected that the car will be launched till the end of 2019 and no exact price of the car has been announced yet but we expect it to be around 35 lacs Pakistani rupees and we expect it to see soon on roads of our country.