Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The 2014 Kia Cerato Koup Review

Every once in a while a car comes along that puts a little smile on your face. The Kia Cerato Koup is one of those cars and for good reason. This sporty little car offers a great level of performance, all of the niche features you’ll be expecting to find in a modern motor as well as a few surprises along the way. Over the past few years, Kia has been making strides in its automotive quality and design, and here is the product of all of that advancement.

2014 Kia Cerato Koup

Performance wise, the Kia Cerato Koup is a feisty little car that offers a relatively nippy drive. Thanks to the choice of its 1.6L Turbo or 2.0L GDI petrol engine, the Koup provides just the right amount of responsiveness to make driving a more enjoyable experience again. With an overall smooth driving experience, you can expect to stay comfortable, with plenty of extra power to overtake in this responsive motor.

A Comfortable Interior with A Stylish Touch

Comfort wise, the interior boasts a number of delights that are made to make your driving experience cosier. With an interior that features hints of carbon fibre that surround the cockpit to match the exterior features, the use of LED lighting to highlight the cabin is a nice little touch. The rear seats have generous space for the tallest of passengers, with surprisingly easy access.

The Kia Cerato Koup is a little on the weighty side at 1334kg but features superb handling in the corners. With a top speed of 224kph and a power output of 150kW/265Nm, it lives up to its honest performance as a nippy little car with plenty of get-up-and-go. With clean gear changes and decent performance, the Koup is an excellent day tripper.

performance of  Kia Cerato Koup

The fuel economy of the Koup is also a welcome benefit with around 7L/100km available for careful drivers. This also helps the Koup achieve a Euro 4 emissions rating for a regular unleaded. The 1.6 model features a six-speed manual gearbox while the 2.0L variant comes with the added option of a dual-clutch automatic.

In-Car Features and Upgrade Packs

For its mid-range price point in its league, the Cerato Koup has a multitude of features at its disposal to warrant the extra price. The leather sports seats are a welcome addition, and so is the use of a carbon fibre weave used throughout the interior and parts of the exterior. The Koup looks just as sporty as it handles and features a number of features such as paddle shifts on the automatic version. 

kia cerato koup interior

The addition of premium gadgets on the Koup is a welcome addition and features premium seats, Bluetooth phone and audio, trip computer, and a SUNA satnav system. Stylish features such as the alloy pedals, chrome finished interior parts and high quality finished embellishments make the Koup a real “looker” on today’s modern streets.

Full Range of Safety Features Included

The 2014 Kia Cerato Koup offers a large number of safety benefits for what you might expect on a mid-tier coup. Featuring a five-star crash rating for starters, the Koup features a number of driver assists to help you out in tough situations. Featuring front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, auto headlights and wipers, as well as door locks and a hill start, assist, the Koup gets top marks in the safety department.

dashboard of kia cerato koup

If you are after a nippy little car that looks as good as it drives, features all of the best safety ratings you might enjoy on a European car, and want a host of added in-car entertainment gadgets then the 2014 Kia Cerato Koup is the car for you. Being a genuinely fun car to drive, the Koup is a sporty little number that will also help save on fuel, in the long run, making it a great choice for drivers who love exciting trips on the open road.

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