2022 Kia Cerato: What's new

2022 Kia Cerato: What's new

Kia has updated the Cerato sedan for the 2022 model year. The car now comes with new connectivity features and a loaded safety kit.

Let's check out the new 2022 Kia Cerato in detail -

2022 Kia Cerato variants

The 2022 Cerato is offered in four variant options -

  • Kia Cerato FE
  • Kia Cerato LXS
  • Kia Cerato GT-Line
  • Kia Cerato GT

2022 Kia Cerato exterior

2022 Kia Cerato exterior

The new Cerato exterior styling is more impressive than ever. Part of the sedan's design kit are -

  • Headlamps with dotted-line daytime running lights
  • Revised 'tiger nose' grille
  • Lower intake outfitted with a row of diagonal LED fog lamps (on GT-Line and GT)
  • 15-inch steel wheels (for FE), 16-inch alloys (for LXS), 17-inch alloys (for GT-Line, & 18-inch wheels (for GT)
  • Wheels wrapped in 205/55 and 225/45 tyres; the GT gets 225/40 rubbers
  • LED rear lamp design (for GT-Line and GT)

2022 Kia Cerato interior

2022 Kia Cerato interior

The interior like the sedan's exterior has a sporty and strong vibe. The in-car equipment list includes -

  • A 4.2-inch colour TFT LCD instrument cluster (for FE & LXS)
  • An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit (for FE & LXS)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity (for FE & LXS)
  • Larger 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment unit with navigation (for GT-Line & GT)
  • USB rear charger outlet
  • SynTex synthetic leather upholstery
  • Smart Key with remote starting functionality

2022 Kia Cerato engine

2022 Kia Cerato engine

Kia is offering the Cerato sedan in two engine options, one powering the FE, LXS, and GT-Line variants and the other the top GT model.

The former group is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre MPI inline-four petrol mill making a maximum power of 147 hp along with a peak torque of 179 Nm. The power is sent to the wheels via an intelligent continuously variable transmission.

The range-topping GT model, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit pumping 201 hp of power and 265 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to the wheels either via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Sedan's suspension setup includes a multi-link setup for this more powerful GT variant and a torsion-beam rear axle arrangement for others.

2022 Kia Cerato safety

2022 Kia Cerato safety

 

The C-segment Cerato sedan comes equipped with several standard advanced driver assistance systems. Part of the kit is - safe exit warning, lane following assist, navigation-based smart cruise control, and highway driving assist.

Over and above the previous model, the new Cerato gets new assistance systems like -

  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Driver attention warning
  • Lane departure warning

2022 Kia Cerato price

2022 Kia Cerato details

The new Kia Cerato price ranges from US$19,090 (RM 79,643) to US$23,490 (RM 98,000). Not to forget the additional US$1,000 (RM 4,172) for the range-topping GT MT model.

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