Handling is tight thanks to the Cerato Koup’s decent steering. Ride comfort is good, and the chassis offers convincing levels of grip. Under the bonnet of the latest Kia Koup is a 2.0-litre, four-pot that packs good mid to high range performance.
Good looks bless the 2010 Kia Cerato Koup design. A flow of rapid lines sweep back from the purposeful Koup face. Accentuated five spoke alloys make a very classy statement in addition to the high waistline, twin chrome exhausts and notched rear skirt.
Take a look inside, and the Kia Cerato Koup has plenty of fresh features. The leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, alloy pedals, tinted glass, bucket-type sports seats, and metal console cover and door trim have the flow on effect of the car’s overall racy appearance.
The Kia Cerato Koup is a nice two-door drive that is pure value for money.
If you are anything like me, you might have hidden away in the secret places of the heart a kid ready to be let out at the slightest opportunity. Perhaps it’s a leaping off the rock into the river, a kiss from your sweetheart or maybe a drive in Kia’s new Cerato Koup that brings out the young bubble of excitement.
Accelerating flat out from 0-100 km/h is going to be a velocity fantasy come true at any time of the day. There’s nothing like the challenge of seeing what an engine can really do. The sweeping lines of the new Kia Cerato Koup have all the ingredients that would suggest that this is a quick car. And definitely, the manual version feels plenty quick, as it can complete the 0-100 km/h test in around nine seconds.
Certainly, the 2.0 litre 115 kW engine has a sparkling response from its DOHC CVVT 16 Valve technology. In fact, the maximum output swings through at 6200 rpm, while the punchy 193 Nm of torque finds its straps at a handy 4300 rpm. This makes mid-range response exceptionally good. And swift doesn’t need to equal extravagant; the ability of the Kia Cerato Koup to sip the fuel when necessary is quite exceptional – and with an average fuel economy figure of around 7.8 litres/100 km you’ve really got it made. Your childhood dreams of speed at little cost can be realised.
Speaking of sweethearts… your sweetheart will be swept away in the fashionable styling of the small Kia Cerato Koup. Open the low slung doors, and the well equipped interior boasts plenty of sumptuous comfort and good looks to match the hot body work. A lengthy item list boasts such niceties as: power steering, fifteen-inch front ventilated disc brakes, seventeen-inch alloys, electrically heated convex side door mirrors with repeater lamps, dual exhaust pipes, a stylish jersey knit trim, a chunky leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, alloy pedals, tinted glass, a six-speaker MP3 compatible audio system and bucket-type sports seats.
Safety features are outstanding and they include: driver and front passenger SRS airbags, front side SRS airbags (pelvis & thorax protection), curtain SRS airbags full length (head & upper torso protection), active front headrests, ESP, TCS, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, a driver seatbelt warning chime and light, an anti-theft immobiliser, a rear park assist system with dash display and ABS with EBD. This is quite some package when you consider the car’s exceptional value for money. These days, leading automotive technology should include the very best in safety features. That is why Kia have ensured that the Cerato Koup is loaded with a big safety kit. Inside a Kia Cerato Koup it’s safe to let your hair down and feel like a child again.
And on the road the Kia Cerato Koup is a sharp handler. The light and direct steering is a pleasure to use. And the marrying of instant engine response and correct gearing is enjoyable. The four-speed automatic transmission is a smooth gem, while the full use of engine power can, perhaps, be realised with the light shifting five-speed manual transmission version.
Kia have done well to create a car that is fun to drive, has great dynamic handling skills, boasts a smooth and dominant engine, and feels safe on the road. Road and wind noise is very well muted and the car isn’t upset at the unpredictable nature of road surfaces and weather conditions.
Costing around $25,000, this has to be considered one of the best steal deals on the market. And with Kia’s large warranty and excellent service, you’d be nuts to let this one out of the bag.
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