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Kia Cerato Koup (2010)

by John Ewing,reviewed February 2010

The coupe version of the Cerato, the Koup, looks the business.
It’s dressed in a sleek, aggressively styled body that panel-wise shares nothing except the bonnet with the sedan on which it’s based.

On the road, performance from the Theta II engine with the same outputs as the sedan doesn’t feel underdone nor particularly sporty. The five-speed manual gearbox and clutch aren’t the smoothest we’ve used.

The Koup, with its lower stance, sharper steering and suspension revisions, corners with greater authority than its sedan sibling, adding a sporty feel.

Comfortable sports seats up front add appeal, as do the standard features. Rear headroom is tight though. At this price, Koup deserves to enjoy popularity.
Kia Cerato Koup 2010

For

Stylish looks, long warranty

Against

Notchy gearbox, lack of rear headroom

Key features

Climate control, rear park assist, 17” alloys, CD with auxiliary and USB inputs, cruise control, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, front fog lights, sports seats

Safety

Dual front airbags, front side and full length curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, active front headrests, front seatbelt pretensioners

Car Details

Vehicle make Kia
Vehicle model Cerato Koup
Vehicle type Small Under $35,000
Year 2010
Price when new $23,690 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 2.0-litre, 4-cyl., double overhead cam, 16-valve, petrol
Emissions rating
4 out of 5 stars

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.