Kia Cerato K3

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RM 109,000 Expected Price in Kuala Lumpur Expected Launch Date: Aug, 2024
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Kia Cerato K3

The Kia Cerato K3 is offered Petrol engine in the Malaysia. The new Sedan from Kia comes in a total of 1 variants. If we talk about Kia Cerato K3 engine specs then the Petrol engine displacement is 1591 cc. Cerato K3 is available with Automatic transmission. The Cerato K3 is a 5 Seater Sedan and has a length of 4560 mm the width of 1780 mm, and a wheelbase of 2700 mm.

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Key Specs of Kia Cerato K3

Transmission Type
Petrol Automatic
Seating Capacity
Petrol 5 Seats
Engine Displacement
Petrol 1591 cc
Petrol 128 hp
Cerato K3 Specifications

Cerato K3 Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Cerato K3

Premium and attractive exterior design

Powerful petrol engine

Things we don't like in Cerato K3

Rear seat headroom can be a compromise for taller people

Dated design of the instrument console

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Recent Updates of Cerato K3

The Kia Cerato-K3 has extremely comfortable seats with amazing interior developed features with a reverse camera which is one of its safety features included in it. It gives excellent mileage during highway drives and it is very stable when it is at high speed. The Cerato offers some key features such as 17-inch wheels, automatic air-conditioning, keyless entry, and start button, reverse camera, 6 airbags, and LED tail lamps. It is spacious and has an engine displacement of 1591cc, power 128 hp, and torque of 157 Nm. This is a budget-friendly car with a good capacity of power engine which makes this model worth buying. It has more fuel efficiency and eco-friendly of the two, returning 14.71 kmpl.

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Kia Cerato K3 Price List 2024

Kia Cerato K3 price in Malaysia is expected starts from RM 109,000 for 1.6L base variant. Cerato K3 will be available in total 1 variants. Kia Cerato K3 price for automatic version is expected to starts from RM 109,000 . Set alert for launch promos and SRP prices.

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  • Petrol
Kia Cerato K3 1.6L
Automatic, 5 Seats, 1591 cc, 128 hp
RM 109,000 (OTR) View Offers

Compare Variants Of Kia Cerato K3

  • Petrol
  • Cerato K3 1.6L
    RM 109,000 Expected Price
    Base Variant Features
    • Petrol
    • Automatic
    • Air Conditioner
    • Power Steering
    • Engine Start/Stop Button
    • Accessory Power Outlet
    • Multi-function Steering Wheel
    • CD Player
    • FM/AM/Radio
    • Speakers Front
    • Speakers Rear
    • Integrated 2DIN Audio
    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • USB & Auxiliary Input
    • Automatic Climate Control
    • Remote Trunk Opener
    • Power Windows Front
    • Low Fuel Warning Light
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Adjustable Steering Column
    • Touch Screen
    • Cup Holders-Front
    • Bottle Holder
    • Vanity Mirror
    • Anti-Lock Braking System
    • Parking Sensors
    • Central Locking
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Driver Airbag
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Brake Assist
    • Crash Sensor
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Day & Night Rear View Mirror
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Adjustable Headlights
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
    • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Integrated Antenna
    • Digital Odometer
    • Heater
    • Tacho Meter
    • Electronic Multi Tripmeter
    • Digital Clock
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
    • Vehicle Stability Control System
    • Keyless Entry
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Ebd
    • Anti Theft Device
    • Rear Seat Headrest
    • Rear Seat Center Arm Rest
    • Cup Holders-Rear
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Power Windows Rear
    • Foldable Rear Seat
    • Fog Lights Front
    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
    • Fabric Upholstery
    • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
    • Power Door Locks
    • Central Console Armrest
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Kia Cerato K3 Review 2024

The Kia Cerato K3 is a premium compact sedan in its fourth generation since 2018. However, a midlife update in 2023 gave this premium sedan a shot of freshness, with minor tweaks introduced inside out. The 2024 Kia Cerato K3 is available in the Malaysian car market in a single variant, which is offered in Clear White, Bright Silver, and Temptation Red.

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Brand Kia Malaysia
Body Type Sedan


Engine 1591 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Power Output 128 hp and 157 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type FWD


Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Width 1780 mm
Length 4560 mm
Height 1445 mm
Cargo Volume 482 L

Kia Cerato K3 Interior & Features

The cabin of the Kia Cerato K3 retains the layout of the pre-facelift model but has been refreshed with new dual-tone black and tan leather upholstery and a new roof liner. The layout of the dashboard remains unchanged but still has a contemporary vibe, with a proportionate design and a decent set of features.

The traditional three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel of the Kia Cerato K3 has a comprehensive but old-school analogue instrument console with an LCD MID, which is informative but looks a bit outdated in this updated sedan. The upper part of the centre console is dominated by the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with the dashboard having rounded AC vents with silver surrounds on its corners.

The lower centre console is separated by the upper layer with a contrast silver accent line while having trapezoidal AC vents in the upper housing and a hexagonal housing for the automatic climate control buttons in the lower housing. The central transmission tunnel has satin silver accents on the transmission lever and buttons for the electronic parking brake and other functions.

The cabin of the Kia Cerato K3 was updated with more comfort and convenience features in the facelifted version, with the sedan now having features like heated and ventilated front seats, wireless charger, sunroof, powered driver’s seat with memory function, powered tailgate and 60:40 split rear seats.

Cerato K3 Exterior

In the most recent facelift, the Kia Cerato K3 received a few tweaks to its front and rear profiles that have made the car look fresher, even though the base design is not more than half a decade old. With the inclusion of new LED elements in the front and rear lights and the new bumpers, the new Kia Cerato K3 now looks more eye-catching than before. 

The front profile of the Kia Cerato K3 has a well-contoured bonnet with multiple curves flowing towards the fascia, which has a sleek appearance. The trademark ‘tiger-nose’ grille in the middle has a chrome finish in its lower edges and is flanked by sweptback headlamps with tapered inner edges and curved outer edges.

These headlamps were tweaked with an all-new full-LED arrangement in the most recent facelift, with the upper and lower edges of these headlamps having a segmented design for the daytime running LEDs. The revised front bumper of the Kia Cerato K3 has a scooped boomerang-like appearance for the air vents on the sides and a trapezoidal air dam in the middle with slanted LED fog lamps on its edges. 

The side profile of the Kia Cerato K3 also looks dynamic, with a hint of coupe-ish essence in its slightly rounded roofline and a smooth curve that flows from the top edge through the entire side body. Below the rounded wheel arches, the Kia Cerato K3 gets classy-looking multi-spoke 17-inch machined alloy wheels. The Cerato K3 also gets body-coloured door handles and rearview mirrors, along with chrome surrounds for the side window panels.

At the rear, the Kia Cerato K3 gets more changes in the form of revised LED inserts for the trapezoidal combination tail lamps with curved outer edges. These tail lamps are now connected with an LED light bar that also has the same LED inserts as those in the tail lamps. The trapezoidal license plate housing is below it in the middle of the boot lid.

Kia Cerato K3 Ride & Handling

With a Macpherson strut setup at the front and a multi-link independent setup at the rear for suspension, the Kia Cerato K3 has a sport-tuned setup for agility and precision in its driving dynamics, thus matching the dynamism of the overall design. The Malaysian-spec Cerato K3 also comes with Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes and paddle shifters for an even more enhanced driving experience.

Cerato K3 Engine & Fuel Consumption

The only variant of the Kia Cerato K3 is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which also powers a few other compact offerings from Hyundai and Kia. Available with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard, this powertrain churns out a maximum power output of 128 PS and a peak torque output of 155 Nm.

Kia Cerato K3 Braking & Safety

The Kia Cerato K3 gets several modern safety features such as six airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, hill hold assist, reverse parking sensors and camera, rear cross-traffic collision warning, forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot collision warning and blind spot collision avoidance assist.

Cerato K3 Verdict

The Kia Cerato K3 manages to keep the enthusiasm for sedans intact with its dynamic styling, premium cabin with upmarket appeal and features and a powerful engine that matches the sportiness of the suspension tune-up for it. 

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  • Elegant and utilitarian

    I was looking for a sedan that was suitable for daily commute and offered a good amount of luxury and comfort. I was really impressed with the...

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    Adiputera Feb 18, 2022 for Kia Cerato
  • Worth waiting for

    I was in search of a convenient, practical and stylish sedan for daily commute purposes. Ever since I saw the upcoming Kia Cerato K3, I decided to...

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    yiizzan Feb 17, 2022 for Kia Cerato K3
  • Absolutely elegant

    I recently bought the new Kia Cerato and to be very honest I had no plans of buying the car. Although, when I saw the car at the Kia showroom, I...

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    Steven Feb 15, 2022 for Kia Cerato
  • One of the finest and affordable sedans

    The Kia Cerato is one of the finest and affordable sedans currently available in the Malaysian market. Thus when I thought of buying one, Cerato was...

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    wilson Dec 02, 2021 for Kia Cerato
  • The most elegant

    I just love everything about the Kia Cerato, which pushed me to buy it in the first place. The design is the first thing I loved, and I guess a lot...

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    Wifaq Sep 29, 2021 for Kia Cerato
  • Budget-friendly car

    I am going to be very honest in this review since I have used the Kia Cerato model before and the K3 is the model I have been longing for the last...

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    Danny Jul 08, 2021 for Kia Cerato K3
  • Great looking

    I recently bought the Kia Cerato, and the first thing I noticed is its sleek appearance. I have never used a Kia model before; so I was a little...

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    Schucryan Jul 08, 2021 for Kia Cerato
  • A charm to allure you

    Buying a car is no cakewalk, so I have to research a lot before I stick to the Kia Cerato K3. I had been planning to buy my own car for quite a long...

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    Ishtiqal May 21, 2021 for Kia Cerato K3
  • A perfect finish

    I have recently purchased Kia Cerato. And its smooth exterior design was the first thing to grab my attention. I had never used a Kia car before;...

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    lachie May 20, 2021 for Kia Cerato
  • Mixed experience

    I have been driving the Kia Cerato for 5 years and the experience has been mixed. It’s a value for money vehicle in the B-segment. It’s...

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    Calvin Mar 22, 2021 for Kia Cerato
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