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Spotted this testing vehicle at penukonda. Near KIA's plant.

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Nice share @TDI, KIA Cerato is actually the competitor against Verna, City, Vento and Rapid. The pics shared above is an Indonesian version and an older model. The recent release in 2018 looks all new in design outside the hood. 

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On 1/18/2019 at 5:04 AM, sagar said:

older model

 

Interiors look outdated.

 

On 1/18/2019 at 5:04 AM, sagar said:

The recent release in 2018 looks all new in design outside the hood. 

 

This one looks awesome. 

Will be released in India?

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2 hours ago, Ranger said:

 

Will be released in India?

 

I hope they will surely release this in India as this is their entry level Sedan. But, 1st will be SP2 concept production model which will mostly be released by the 2nd half of this year as per the news reports.

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17 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

bhai. it looks bakwaas sorry to say that ..

 

SP2 or Cerato ?

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3 hours ago, sagar said:

SP2 or Cerato ?

 the older model pics of Cerato interiors mainly .. from front looks like a brother of Punto and from rear looks like a TATA..

.. the newer pic that you posted looks decent by the looks of it .. lets wait for the interiors..

Sp2 is kind of compact SUV is it not? correct me if i am wrong..

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16 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

 

.. the newer pic that you posted looks decent by the looks of it .. lets wait for the interiors..

 

 

The newer version is already seen on the roads outside India and it looks much better. The interior quality so far is very premium and can't be compared to the Indian standards. But, you never know until the Indian version of this gets launched.

 

16 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

Sp2 is kind of compact SUV is it not? correct me if i am wrong..

 

Yes, SP2 is supposedly said to compete against the Creta and but looks bigger than that which is almost as the new Compass on scale

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Though Exterior is decent but interior sucks! Cant believe KIA is counter part of Hyundai who is famous for neat & upmarket interiors.

My observation from the above pics:-

 

Positives:-

1) Automatic IRVM

2) Little window in the A pillar opens up some view

3) A cruise control (though being a car guy, I like self control..😁)

4) Sporty aluminum touch in the  ABC pedals

5) Plastic around the dash looks good to me but should be better

6) A dead pedal (though not a fan of dead pedal)

7) Dual 12V Charging point at the front, would love to see multi USB port with charging facility instead

8) Projector headlamps

9) Auto folding ORVM & hopefully integrated turner as well (can’t see it clearly)

10) Equipped with traction control, blind spot monitor!! Great KIA 👍

 

Negatives:-

1) Dated interior looks too boring to my eyes

2) Passenger side request sensor is missing I guess.

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That is serious observation @Pralay. Great review and very well put up as always.

That model of Cerato is surely an outdated one as it is a 2015-2016 released car :D . I guess, they are running the Indonesian market cars in the plant as of now.

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16 minutes ago, sagar said:

I guess, they are running the Indonesian market cars in the plant as of now.

 

May be that's why blind spot monitor is found in the car? Will the India Spec car continue to have such feature??

And thanks for the appreciation & support as always 😊 @sagar

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36 minutes ago, Pralay said:

 

May be that's why blind spot monitor is found in the car? Will the India Spec car continue to have such feature??

 

I am not sure about it's release in India :( especially the feature list after looking at the Indian car market except for the CKD launches in the country. It's pretty unpredictable

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