Kia has spiced-up two of its most popular models – Cerato and Sportage – with a pair of new specification grades aimed at boosting their appeal with increased value and added features.
The Cerato Sport will slip into the range above the S automatic and under the Si automatic, effectively replacing the S Premium variant with a range of additional and sporty features.
At $22,450 drive away the Cerato Sport features 17-inch alloy wheels with a full-size alloy spare, a 7-inch colour touch screen with satellite navigation and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Also distinguishing the Cerato Sport will be leather-like steering wheel and shift lever trim, chrome interior door handles, soft-touch interior upper door trim, rear spoiler for the sedan, aero blade wipers and exclusive Sport badging.
The Cerato Sport will be available in Clear White and three premium colours – Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl and Metal Stream.
Powering the Cerato is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine generating 112kW and 192Nm of torque. It is matched to a six-speed automatic driving the front wheels with a claimed 7.1L/100km in combined fuel consumption.
For Sportage the model refresh introduces an Si Premium to the petrol line-up offering improved standard equipment level at a sharp $30,990 plus on-road costs.
The Si Premium wins 18-inch alloys, a high-tech 7-inch satellite navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Auto Climate Control with a clean air module and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
In addition buyers will find front parking sensors, auto defog, rain sensing front wipers, passenger anti-jam safety power window, electrochromic rear view mirror and illuminated vanity mirrors.
The Si Premium (Petrol) is available in Clear White plus three premium colours, Mineral Silver, Fiery Red and Sparkling Silver.
Power comes from a 2.0-litre petrol engine shared with the Cerato producing 114kW/192Nm. It is matched to a six-speed automatic driving the front wheels.