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Introducing New contributor & owner of this blog!

Hi, I am Wei Lim, an associate of Jefferson Lim. Due to personal reasons and conflict of interests, Jefferson Lim's unable to run this blog HIS way. Or unbiased review not allowed! 

Allow me to intro myself! I am Wei Lim, 33 yrs old, single & available, a Penangite raised in PJ.  A relative of Jefferson Lim! I am Liverpool fan, dog lovers, loves gadgets & movies.  I hope you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Kia 1 Utama Roadshow feat. Cerato


In this blog entry, I'm blogging about my visit to Kia Roadshow in 1 Utama Highstreet featuring the newly launched Kia Cerato.  The Kia Cerato's priced at RM99,888 and RM118,888 for Cerato 1.6 Gamma II D-CVVT and Cerato 2.0 Nu D-CVVT Respectively.  Both is mated with 6 speed Automatic gearbox with torque converter.


I shall now Compare the Difference of Kia Cerato and Hyundai Elantra MD  (Kia Cerato 1.6 vs Hyundai Elantra 1.6).


The 1.6 Gamma II 1.6MPI D-CVVT Engine and 6 speed Automatic Gearbox's IDENTICAL to it's Sister, Hyundai Elantra MD while the 2.0 Nu engine and Gearbox's Identical to Hyundai YF Sonata 2.0 Nu.  But the KIT Count for both 1.6 and 2.0's MIND BLOWING! 

 Check it out below:

CERATO 1.6L – OTR RM99,888  ((Elantra 1.6HS OTR - RM95,401.50 including Optional 8" DVD/GPS/Bluetooth/Ipod/TV TSP (Touch Screen Player) + Reverse Camera worth RM2,800. OTR RM92,601.50 without the Upgrade to TSP)). 

GAMMA II; 1.6 MPI D-CVVT ( = )
130 ps / 6,000 rpm ( = )
157 Nm / 4.850 rpm ( = )

LIST OF FEATURES  (Elantra 1.6 features in Bracket)

1) 6-Speed Automatic Transmission /with Paddle Shift ( = / without paddle shift)
2) Projector Headlamps with Halogen Bulb  and LED DRL (Day running lights) (*)
3) Smart Welcoming System (*)
4) Intergrated LED Side Turn Signal (Normal bulb side turn signal)
5) Front Fog Lamps ( = ) 
6) Dual Zone Full-Auto Air Conditioner with Cluster Ionizer, (*)
Auto Defogger & Rear Air Vent (below)
7) 10-Way Power Driver Seat with 2 Memory (Manual adjustable front seats)
8) Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) /with Flex Steer ( = / without Flex Steer)
9) Steering Audio Control /with Bluetooth & Auto Cruise ( = / without Auto cruise) 
10) Smart Key with Keyless Entry & Push Start ( = )
11) Auto Pinching Safety Windows & Powered Windows ( = )
12) 6 Airbags System (2 Smart Airbags)
13) ISOFIX Child Anchor ( = )
14) Front & Rear Parking Assist System (*/=)
15) 17″ Alloy Rims (16 Alloy rims)
16) Electronic Chromic Mirror (ECM) ( = )
17) DOT Matrix LCD Cluster ( = )
18) Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability ( = )
Control (ESC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill-Start Assist
Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC). 
19) 60:40 split fold rear seatbacks ( = )
20) LED Rear combination lamps  ( = )
21) Air-cond chilled Glovebox (*)
22) Full Size Alloy rim spare tyre (Donut Spare tyre)
22) -NA-  (Leather wrapped Steering wheel and gearknob)
23)  - NA- (FULL Black LEATHER SEATS with Red Stitchings)
24) - NA-  (Aluminium pedals)
25) Single Disc Ipod/MP3/WMA player with bluetooth and reverse camera with 6 speakers 
(For ELANTRA 1.6HS: 8" TSP HU (Touch Screen Player Head Unit) with Papago GPS+DVD+Reverse Camera+Bluetooth+Ipod Cable) with 6 speakers - Free upgrade for Elantra 1.6HS limited time only worth RM2,800.
NOTE:
(*) = denotes EXTRA Features over Elantra 1.6 High Spec Auto.
( = ) => SAME AS Hyundai Elantra 1.6 HS
(-NA-) => NOT Available in Kia Cerato.


CERATO 2.0L - OTR RM118,713.73

NU 2.0 MPI D-CVVT
161PS / 6,500rpm
194 Nm/ 4,800rpm

Add-on compare to 1.6:
4.2″ TFT LCD Full-Colour Supervision Cluster
Rear Spoiler
HID with Auto Levelling Device + LED DRL (Day running lights)
Electric Tilt-slide glass Sunroof (above)
Leather Seats with Driver side Air-condition ventilated seat (below)

Leather wrapped steering wheel and gearknob

Color Choices:
Clear White
Glittering Metal
Bright Silver
Temptation Red
Golden Beat



BUT AND A BIG BUT:  THE MASSIVE Price Jump from Naza Forte.  RM14,000 Higher for 1.6 and WHOOPING RM20,000 Higher for 2.0.  This for me is a bitter pill to swallow.  The Size and Dimension's just marginally bigger than Naza Forte but LOOK AT THE PRICE...  

I haven't test driven the Kia Cerato yet so I won't leave a Rating yet.  All is not lost: I dished out 60+ photos of the Roadshow featuring Kia Cerato.   Remember, A picture's worth 1000 words! Enjoy:

  ABOVE: Excellent Headroom.
















 C-pillar reminds me of JAGUAR XF.
 1.6 Gets Fabric 2-tone seats...






















If you want to buy this car, please call one of the following Professional Sales Advisors:

1) Arif (KIA TTDI): 013-344-6619
2) Angela (Kia REDCUBE): 016-238-6255
3) Ashlee Toh (Kia Puchong): 012-658-8856
4) Vince (Kia Cheras): 016-902-7322 

Please mention that you got his/her no or recommended by Otoreview.my.  Jefferson Lim owned (my cousin's BRAND, yes, Jefferson Lim's a BRAND now) for better deal/service.

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.