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Kia Cerato upgraded version launched, adding many new equipment

Kia has just introduced the upgraded Korean version of the Kia Cerato. All New Kia Cerato is updated with a new look with many safe and convenient equipment, bringing a new style to customers.

The upgraded Kia Cerato has just been launched in the Korean home market, where it is called the K3. The C-segment sedan received modifications inside and out with new technologies but no mechanical changes.

On the exterior, the Kia Cerato now looks more modern with a redesigned front end offering a more spacious look, although it still comes with the characteristic “tiger nose” grille with integrated headlights. The 6-dash design of daytime running lights on each side replace the Porsche four-point lights in the previous version.

The bumper has also been restructured, with a more distinct cross-shaped front inspired by the “fighter’s wings”, thanks to a wider center air intake that incorporates cross LED fog lights. Turn signals, formerly located in corner inlets, are now integrated into DRLs.

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At the rear of the car, the taillights reflect the “dash” image of the headlights, extending into the red center bar connecting the lights. The rear diffuser design is shaped like a “tiger nose” grille and flanked by reshaped indicator lights and reversing lights, still mounted on the bumper.

Inside, the changes are limited to only two new 10.25-inch displays – one for the instrument cluster, one for the UVO navigation system (which replaces the previous 8-inch touchscreen). The infotainment controls have also been moved into the center console freely, while the mechanical handbrake previously has been replaced with an electronic parking brake, freeing up space for a small side storage compartment. after.

New convenient features include remote engine start, online software updates, last-mile navigation information, vehicle location sharing and Kia Pay service for parking and refueling.

In terms of safety, the Cerato has been upgraded with a Level 2 semi-automatic highway driver assistance system (HDA), integrated adaptive cruise control and lane center assist. There’s also cyclist detection for automatic emergency braking, reversing AEB, door opening warning and rear-seat reminders.

The engine is a naturally aspirated four-cylinder Smartstream G1.6 MPI that makes 120 hp at 6,300 rpm and 154 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm, sent to the front wheels via a box. CVT infinitely many.

You can also opt for a 5-door GT hatcback for a more powerful engine with a direct fuel injection turbo that produces 204 hp at 6,000 rpm and 265 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. / min, as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The Cerato hatchback GT’s upgrade adds red accents on the honeycomb grille and front fog lights, while the rear end remains unchanged from the old model and has dual air vents.

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