Download Free Kia Cerato Manual Sedan.pdf The Kia Cerato is the new model in the Kia range. It replaces the previous models; Spectra, Shuma and Mentor. As well, it gives Kia a fresh contemporary entrant into the competitive small vehicle market segment that just about every manufacturer has a model on sale. The Cerato is available as a four door sedan only at this point, a sporty hatch version is expected out later in 2005.

The Cerato is sold with a comprehensive list of standard features especially for a new vehicle in this class. The Cerato comes standard with air conditioning, electric windows with automatic down function on the driver’s window, electric external mirrors, power steering, cruise control, remote central locking and a CD player with six speakers. Cabin storage is good for this sized vehicle, and whilst it hasn’t got the largest interior space in its class front occupant space is generous, likewise the rear will sit three across with reasonable ease. Large drink bottles can be stored in the door pockets. There is a storage binnacle in the centre of the dash that can take small items. Though, the bottom surface needs to be non slip to stop items from rolling around.

The front seats in the Cerato have a flat seat base that lacks any real support . The backrests are a little better offering slightly more support to shoulders. The rear seats could also do with some additional thigh support. The air – conditioning vents provide plenty of volume especially at low speeds. When seated behind the wheel the Cerato feels like most small cars in its class. It has a user friendly layout with enough seat adjustment for all shapes and sizes. Front vision is especially good. There are a couple of annoying points though, the steering wheel isn’t central to the driver’s seat and the handbrake is in an awkward position in the centre console. If the handbrake is on and reverse is selected the gear lever can hit the hand brake. Instruments are large and easy to read; at first glance the engine temp gauge and the fuel gauge look the same and can be initially a little confusing.