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Army November 7, 2013
Decent kit list will delight
KIA's Cerato Sli is a surprise package changing drivers' minds about 2.0L four-door sedans
KIA Cerato, Sli sedan
Engine: 2.0L, 4 cylinder engine
producing 129kW or power and 209Nm
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Fuel usage (combined): 7.4L/100km
Warranty: Five years unlimited
Price: $29,990 before on road costs
Reviewer: WO2 Andrew Hetherington
FOUR-door sedans powered by
normally aspirated 2.0L engines are
usually nothing to get excited about.
They're usually viewed as nothing
more than basic transport to lug
around the shopping or offspring.
However, occasionally a sedan
appears on the market and until you
drive it you don't know how good it
could be to own.
One such vehicle is the KIA
Cerato, Sli sedan.
Powered by a 129kw, 2.0L engine,
the Cerato surprised with its eager
acceleration and ability to quickly
facilitate gear changes through the
steering wheel paddles.
The six-speed automatic
transmission was smooth and aided
easy progress through traffic and
passing other vehicles on the highway.
The paddles allow the driver to
concentrate on the road and to adjust
They also give the vehicle a nice
All automatic vehicles should
have them as standard equipment.
A driver should not have to
grab a centrally-located automatic
gear leaver and push it across the
transmission gate to change gears, to
have better control of the vehicle.
On the road, the Cerato handled
well for a small-to-medium car if you
didn't try to push it beyond its limits.
Tight corners did induce body
roll only if you were trying to push
beyond the corners limit for speed.
However, it was a comfortable
steer around town and on the highway
The only real noticeable noise in
the cabin was from the engine under
The Sli model comes equipped
with plenty of kit to make driving
Apart from the heated front and
heated and cooled driver's leather
seat, there's dual zone climate
control, bluetooth enabled sound
system and steering wheel mounted
phone, stereo and cruise control
The more than generous five-year
unlimited kilometre warranty, willing
engine and decent kit list should put
the Cerato Sli sedan on every new car
Put it on
The Cerato Sli
MEMBERS from Recovery Pl, 102 Fd WKSP, gave
up their time to support Camp Quality and joined
forces to help north Queensland children living with
cancer and their families.
Sgt Peter James and Cfns Jarrod O'Brien, Gordon
Simpson and Mark Steens ensured an MRV and a
HRV were well presented for public inspection to
fundraise at the Townsville Truck and Bike Convoy.
This year's convoy attracted 215 motorcycles and
287 trucks, which was double the number from last
The event raised $40,000.
A large crowd lined the route from the Bohle via
Herveys Range Road to Reid Park.
After the convoy, a static display was conducted
with attractions including the 1RAR band and
Lt Erin Archibald, Adjt 3CSSB, said the activity
highlighted Defence's support to the community.
"I believe that this was achieved by the level of
interest in our vehicles and by the conversations with
other drivers," she said.
For a cause: Sgt Peter James and Cfns Jarrod
O'Brien, Gordon Simpson and Mark Steens
worked hard to get ready for the convoy.
Convoy team supports worthy cause
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