Hi my name is Lachlan Gibson and I am one of the friendly sales consultants at Toowong Kia. Today I’m writing a review on the amazing YD Cerato Koup range. The Cerato Koup was Kia’s first ever petrol turbo vehicle to be released to the Australian market and has been released in three different variants the SI, Turbo and the top of the range Touring pack model.
The Cerato Koup comes with the option of two different engines, the 2.0 litre GDI (gasoline direct injected) engine that comes with the SI model and sports 129kw of power and 209Nm of torque with the option of either the 6 speed manual or the 6 speed automatic. The Turbo and Touring pack models come with the new 1.6 litre turbo GDI engine which has 150kw of power, 265Nm of torque and the ability to push the Koup from 0-100Km/h is only 7.4 seconds, the turbo is also available in both manual and automatic.
The exterior on the Koup has changed dramatically from the previously popular TD Koup, the new design has given the car a more luxurious European look that is bound to appeal to a larger market and increase the global sales tenfold. At the front of the new Koup they have redesigned the headlights and the front grill to give the car a more aggressive and sporty look, as well as adding day time running lights to the YD Koup which not only makes the vehicle look better it also increases the safety and visibility of the vehicle during the dangerous twilight periods and front cornering sensors to assist the driver with parking the vehicle.
The side of the Cerato Koup has stayed similar to the TD Cerato Koup but with the addition of new alloy rims to the Turbo and Touring pack models. The Turbo and Touring pack models do come with the very handy addition of pocket lamps behind the door handles to help you see the handles at night time and puddle lamps to illuminate the side of the car while you are approaching the vehicle. At the back of the Koup you will notice the change in the tail lights from the previous TD model that have the addition of LED combination lights and the very helpful rear sensors that are accompanied by the reversing camera.
The interior of the Koup is hugely impressive and very well thought out, the SI and Turbo models both have a 4.3 inch touch screen head unit while the Touring pack model comes with a Satellite navigation unit with added features of having DVD play back while the vehicle is stationary. The Touring pack model also comes with leather seats and dual-zone climate control and an auto defog system for the windscreen.
I believe that the new YD Cerato Koup is an amazing upgrade to the previous TD Koup and is bound to sell like crazy.