In just the last in Geneva International Motor Show KIA Motors Corporation introduced to the public the updated model “cerate” 2019-2020 lineup. On the domestic market front-drive C-Class sedan is called K3. In the North American market, the car is sold under the name “Forte”. Despite the huge variety of models on the world market, the need for constant renewal and the search for new artistic solutions, South Korean designers still manage to maintain the originality of its products.
“More Sports” design
According to the automaker executives, increase sales model should help it a sporty appearance. After all, the target audience is young people under 35 years old. In the picture you will notice that “Kia cerate” 2019-2020 model year has changed most in the bow. Branded radiator grille in the style of “Tiger Nose” has become even larger. The form of fairings bumpers. In the lower segments of the designers placed large front fog new architecture. An interesting detail. Just as the extremely elongated headlights to form a single unit with the grille, fog lamps with the lower air intake and visually form a single element. Reduced overhang: front 18 mm, rear 8 mm.
Also in the photo may be noted that the arc line restyling “Kia cerate” roof 2019-2020 more steeply down to the stern. This allusion to the coupe body – a consequence of reducing aerodynamic drag. Improved aerodynamics air flows reduced the rate to 0.27 Cx. Feed has become more upbeat thanks to a black plastic insert in the lower part of the bumper. Designers have updated stamps doors, rear apron and the rear light pattern.
Ergonomics and high-level equipment
New technological solutions and restyling in 2019-2020 changed the design of the interior space “Kia cerate.” The front panel, steering wheel, instrument panel, climate control units and media system got a new architecture. In the interior the repetitive pattern of relief, the authors called “soft waves”.
Mediasistema acquired increased to 6 inches monitor. Basic configuration is equipped with quite an impressive arsenal of electronic systems and equipment. At the disposal of the driver’s front electric windows, ABS with brake assist, stability control, active control system, an assistant at the start of the hill, the warning system at emergency braking, four airbags.
For an additional fee set ventilated front seats, powered mechanism of the block of memory three positions, blind spot monitoring system, automatic parking complex, tire pressure sensors, power tailgate module adjust the electric power steering. On Multiwheel can set the pitch selector gearbox and equipped with a digital dashboard modification “Supervizhn” color monitor with a diagonal of 4.2 inches.
For the Russian motorists is not superfluous to offer so-called “Kia cerate” in 2019-2020, the warm options. Additional package includes the following equipment: heated windscreen wiper area and at rest, heated steering wheel rim, heated front seats and supernumerary electric heater compartment.
Compared with the previous generation body Kia Cerato 2019-2020 grew slightly in length and width, height decreased:
- length – 4590 mm;
- width – 1785 mm;
- Height – 1 425 mm;
- clearance – 150 mm;
- wheelbase – 2700 mm;
- curb weight minimum configuration – 1390 kg.
Standard wheels – R16, tire size – 205/55. Body – three-volume four-door sedan.
The power plant and chassis
For “Kia cerate” 2016-2019-2020 lineup manufacturer has provided a three-line four-cylinder 16-valve engine:
- gasoline engine GDI: volume – 1,6 l, capacity – 133 liters. . With torque – 158 Nm;
- gasoline engine GDI: volume – 2 l, capacity – 150 liters. . With torque – 194 Nm;
- VGT diesel engine: volume – 1,6 l, capacity – 128 liters. with torque -. 180 Nm.
Power units are equipped with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission, 7-band robot with double clutch. Fuel consumption is 6.5 liters per hundred kilometers in the combined cycle. Front car suspension – multi-link MacPherson strut, rear – torsion semidependent with telescopic struts, shock absorbers. Engineers are constantly improving the chassis of the car, taking into account including the experience of operating in Russia. At Kia Cerato 2019-2020 significantly redesigned interface nodes leverage with the body, new springs are installed, change the stiffness of the shock absorbers and the working angle, reinforced subframe. Engineers have tried to eliminate the main drawback – the tendency to breakdown at maximum load and rocking body.