Kia show the interior of the new Cerato: sports seats and special decorSeptember 21, 2018
The Korean brand distributed photos of the interior of its new “five-door”. Salon models designed in a sporty style.
In early 2018, Kia declassified the new generation S-Class sedan: in the home market, the “four-door” is sold with the K3 index, in the States it is known as Forte, and in Russia – under the name Cerato. In some countries, the model still has a five-door version, it can be bought where there is not a sibling Kia Ceed. Exception was, in fact, Korea – Ceed there is not available, but the hatchback K3 in the homeland of the brand was not previously offered. However, this year, Kia decided to expand its lineup in the home market – the hatch will reach local dealers already in October. Last week, the brand opened the exterior of the “five-door”, now there were photos of the salon.
In Korea hatch K3 will be offered in the sports version of the GT, it does not appear to have a standard version. External features of the “charged” model – red accents on the radiator grille and 18-inch disks, lining on thresholds and two branch pipes of the exhaust system. Sports theme is continued in the interior: armchairs with developed lateral support and red stitching, “truncated” steering wheel, metal lining on the pedals. Backlit panels appeared in the doors. In addition, hatch received a multimedia system with a large touchscreen.
The Kia K3 GT has the same wheelbase as the sedan, 2700 mm (in the European version of the hatch Kia Ceed, the distance between the axles is 2650 mm). The remaining dimensions of the new hatchback in Kia have not yet been revealed. The length of the local sedan is 4640 mm, width – 1800 mm, height – 1440 mm. According to preliminary information, at the hatch rear mounted multi-link suspension, while the “four-door” has a simple “beam”.
The “charged” hatchback is equipped with a petrol turbo four 1.6 T-GDI with 204 hp, which is combined with a seven-stage robotic gearbox. Sedan such a motor has not yet been laid: in Korea, the four-door Kia K3 can be bought with the “atmospheric” 1.6 (123 hp) of the new Smart Stream family and the variator.
On the home market hatch will be released in October, prices have not yet been named. Sedan of the new generation in the homeland of the brand will cost at least 15,610,000 won. Later Kia will present a new hatchback Cerato / Forte for other countries. Meanwhile, Kia has already announced that in Korea, a GT version will also receive a sedan. It is possible that the sports sedan will be sold in other markets.