The new Kia Cerato sedan presented in April this year will be released in Russia on September 8 this year, as reported by auto.mail.ru with reference to the press service of Kia. Car production is carried out at the Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad.
The new Kia Cerato was the first in Russia to receive an updated Kia logo above the radiator grille and a new design with thinner LED headlights and dual-row LED daytime running lights. The rear LED lights to provide a three-dimensional effect. The car is equipped with 17-inch wheels.
The car will receive dual-zone climate control, an electric parking brake, and a wireless charging pad for a smartphone. The list of equipment includes a set of security systems and assistance to the driver of the Drive Wise complex. Depending on the configuration, up to eleven electronic systems and assistants will be available to users. Regardless of the configuration, Cerato is equipped with a new multimedia system with an 8-inch display and wireless support for Apple CarPlay systems with Android Auto and Yandex services.
In addition, the company will present for the first time in Russia the factory telematics complex Kia Connect. The application and on-board services of Kia Connect will allow the owner to remotely activate various functions of the car, receive up-to-date information about its condition and location. It will be possible to remotely start and warm up the engine, set climate control settings, and control door locks. This solution will debut in the Kia Cerato, but will later appear in other models.
Kia Cerato will be offered with two engines: a 128-horsepower 1.6-liter and 150-horsepower 2-liter, as well as a manual 6-speed gearbox or a 6-band automatic.