New 2013 Kia Cerato

December 24, 2012 at 09:51

Korean cars were once treated the same as the “Chinese”: as a low-cost mass production item. Like the one that you can ride, but if you want quality, reliability and good ride engagement – it’s the German or other European brands. But times are changing. Progress that has made South Korean auto industry over the past 15 years, might be the object for envy of the Americans and the Japanese, and Europeans. And some of them are so concerned about the activity of the Koreans in Europe that directly access the national governments to take protective measures.

2013 Kia Cerato

2013 Kia Cerato Image

Release of the new Cerato explicitly added some headache to the traditional leaders of cars mass-market. It was built on a completely new platform, the novelty has become longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. Although formally of Cerato still belongs to the class of «C +», the size of it is a bit below the “over-age”-class golf like Renault Fluence, Opel Astra Sedan or the Volkswagen Jetta.

2013 Kia Cerato

2013 Kia Cerato Photo

Cerato wheelbase increased by 50 mm and reached 2.7 meters. In this way, according to the Korean people, the car became much more spacious inside, with boot capacity increase to 421 liters. Constructive suspension generational change has not changed. However, the suspension geometry changed (for the sake of control.) In addition to the suspension, the three “regional” version of the new items will differ from the Kia range of engines. Under the hood will be the Korean K3 1.6 liter engine with the capacity of 133 hp.

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