Following its public preview in May this year, Naza Kia Malaysia has officially announced that its highly acclaimed Kia Cerato Koup Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) is now available in our local market.
“As the first petrol Turbo model by Kia to hit the Malaysian market, the all-new Cerato Koup Turbo-GDI is set to be an icon for the brand. It daringly demonstrates the excitement of driving by the pure power of its 1.6-litre Turbo-GDI engine. It is the fastest car in its class and at RM135,888, it is currently the most affordable 200hp car in the segment,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group Chief Operating Officer of Naza Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings.
In terms of overall looks, the new Cerato Koup Turbo is sculpted to portray ‘dynamic muscularity’ and provoke an emotional response. The slim radiator grille design, HID headlamps and LED projection fog lamp emphasize its sporty image. The profile of the new Cerato Koup Turbo is enhanced by frameless doors, black high-gloss door mirrors and door handles, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Its rear is characterised by modern details like an LED high mounted stop lamp, dual muffler tail trim, carbon fibre look bumper garnish and LED rear combination lamps.
Inside the cabin, the new Cerato Koup Turbo concentrates on sportiness with a driver-focused cockpit and generous use of soft-touch materials. The supervision cluster benefits from a TFT colour LCD screen and driver comfort is boosted by Electric Lumber Support and air ventilation.
Beyond that, the new Cerato Koup Turbo features motor driven power steering (MDPS) with flex steer, 4.2-inch touchscreen audio with rear view camera, push start ignition, and an audio system with 6-speakers. Motor driven power steering (MDPS) with flex steer provides three operating modes to help fine-tune the driving experience; Comfort mode for city driving, Normal mode for regular steering conditions and Sport mode for highway or heavy steering.
Other notable standard features available include a sunroof, smart welcome light system and dual zone full-auto air conditioner with cluster ionizer and auto defog system.
At the heart of the new Cerato Koup is a 1.6-litre Turbo-GDI engine which produces 204hp and 265Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 7.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 222 km/h. You can click here to read our quick review of this car.
In terms of safety, the new Cerato Koup Turbo comes fully loaded with a plethora of passive and active safety features such as Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Seatbelt Reminder, ISOFIX as well as 6 airbags. These safety systems work together to keep the driver and passengers well-protected while further assisting with safe driving and helping drivers adapt to emergency situations more quickly.
Available in Racing Red, Aurora Black Pearl and Clear White, the new Cerato Koup Turbo is now open for bookings with retail price of RM135,888 on-the-road with insurance and inclusive of GST.
For more info, visit www.nazakia.com.my