2015 MY Kia Cerato Review

2015 Kia Cerato S Premium

2015 Kia Cerato S Premium
The 2015 MY update for the Kia Cerato saw the introduction of the S Premium model. This sits directly between the S and the Si grades, with a host of extra features without much additional cost. The Kia Cerato S Premium will add satellite navigation, rear view camera, 7-inch touch screen, 16-inch alloys, auto headlamp control, DVD player and more for a price-leading $24,590 MLP a step up of only $2300 over the entry-level automatic.

2015 Kia Cerato S Premium

The Kia Cerato has long been a huge favourite here at Any Auto since the new models introduction for its poise, style, ride and handling. It is ideally suited to the younger buyer and I took 3 friends away for the weekend in the Cerato and we all fitted and luggage in comfort. I know that taller drivers are still comfortable as well.

To drive around town the Cerato is easy and comfortable with great visibility and good performance. On the freeway it shows some long legs and provides effortless driving. Hooking up to the Bluetooth was a piece of cake and the stereo sound more than enough. For a driver that really doesn’t care or not interested in the stats of the vehicle or what the design features the Cerato was a great jump in and drive prospect that had all the safety and design behind but allowed the driver ease of use.

2015 Kia Cerato S Premium

Like the Cerato S the S Premium is available in both 4-door sedan and 5-door hatch models the new Cerato S Premium carries all the extensive kit of the S model _ including 1.8-litre GDi engine, six airbags, ABS, ESC, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 6-speaker audio system with remote control, Bluetooth streaming and hands-free, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, trip computer, air conditioning, 60:40 split fold rear seat, power windows, keyless remote andf now satellite navigation as standard.

So what we have here with the Cerato S Premium is a step above the ‘S’ model with a bundle of standard features, an economical smooth and sprightly engine, 6 speed auto, lots of internal room and an industry leading 7 year unlimited warranty with full roadside assistance. That is awesome and a real peace of mind for younger buyers. I love it!

2015 Kia Cerato S Premium

What’s Good:
• Kia warranty
• Capped price service
• Ride and handling
What’s Not:
• large to park in car parks
• Expensive to buy and service
• Finding off road tyres

Model Cerato S Premium
Model Price $28,717 RDAP
Engine 1.8L 4 Cyl Petrol
Drivetrain 2WD 6 s p A u t o
Power 110 Kw @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 178 Nm @ 4,700 rpm
Safety 5 Star
CO2 Emissions 169 g/km
GVR 3 ½ Star
Economy 7.7L/100km (ADR comb)
Tow Capacity Max 1100 kg
Tow Ball Rating 100 kg
Servicing TBC
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with full roadside assist

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride & Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 8
Towing Ability 5
Street Appeal 8
Value for Money 9

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