Kia Cerato for Sale in Nigeria
When it comes to taking the world by storm, the South Koreans know how to do that. With the emergence of various vehicles under their belt, Kia Motors is responsible for the four door compact car known as the Kia Cerato. Known as the Kia Spectra in the United States automobile market, the Kia Cerato has seen three generations since it was introduced in 2003. A favourite among people who are looking for a pocket friendly and fuel efficient vehicle, it is being utilised by a wide array of individuals, ranging from university students, to young up-and-comers, recently married couples, retired parents and many more. In Nigeria, the Kia Cerato has made such a huge mark that it is even being assembled locally to bring the vehicle closer to customers, thereby ensuring that it comes to them at an affordable price. Have you been looking for an affordable Kia Cerato in the Nigerian automobile market and are tired of all the stress you have gone through while looking? Just grab your nearest internet enabled device and check out Carmudi Nigeria, as we have a wide array of brand new, Tokunbo and Nigerian used Kia Cerato listings by many car dealers and private sellers alike.
What to know when buying a Kia Cerato
Performance and Specifications of the Kia Cerato
The Kia Cerato’s smallest engine type is a 1.5 litre four cylinder petrol, while the largest is a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. These engines are coupled with either a four speed automatic or five speed manual transmission, and they are able to produce 171 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is amazing with mpg readings of 24/32 mpg for city and highway roads respectively. The Kia Cerato, with its engine and transmission types, has a top speed between 195 and 220km/h and can go from 0-100 km/h in 11.6 seconds. This can be attributed to the fact that the Kia Cerato was not designed to be a sports car, or a really fast car for that matter. The newly introduced hybrid versions also give a similar performance, but with improved fuel efficiency ratings.
How is the design of the Kia Cerato?
Through its three generations, the Kia Cerato has seen significant exterior designs. The current design of the 2013 to present Kia Cerato has innovative yet simple engineering and design. In its three generations of production, the third generation received the most noticeable redesign, which included a lower, wider and longer carriage. With its new “tiger nose grille” the vehicle ensures more air getting into the engine to provide more power and speed. Its exterior design also guarantees that the vehicle moves faster with more definition which helps it glide through the air properly. Inside, the Kia Cerato has been fitted with state-of-the-art accessories and improvements that have been improved with each passing year. The second and third generation Kia Cerato come fitted in higher trims with a paddle shift gearboxe, otherwise known as a “flappy pedal gearbox”. Standard accessories that come with the Kia Cerato include; a six speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, steering wheel control, hands free technology merged with Bluetooth technology, heated driver and passenger seats, and a whole lot more.
What are the best/stand out features of the Kia Cerato?
In as much as the price and functionality might not be features, these are what really makes the Kia Cerato stand out. The price of a brand new Kia Cerato is cheaper than most, if not all of its competitors, and still comes with more features. The new Kia Cerato models being released have standard features and accessories that would only normally be inclusive on higher trim levels of other brands that come with a higher price tag. It could also be said that the Kia Cerato is cheaper to maintain than its competitors in the Nigerian automobile market.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Kia Cerato in Nigeria
The Kia Cerato is marketed in Nigeria for the Nigerian road, and due to its popularity, it is now being assembled locally. Purchasing a foreign used or “Tokunbo” Kia Cerato in the Nigerian automobile market is close to slim, but some Tokunbo cars still get into the country. On the other hand, there is a wide array of Nigerian used or “registered” Kia Cerato models of different years available in the country, which were bought brand new and have been used here locally. Sometimes, they have even gone through more than one user, but provided the price is right and the vehicle is still in good road condition, they are also sought after.
The best Kia Cerato year to buy
It is without any doubt that we say that the best year of the Kia Cerato to buy in the current market is the 2015 model. Kia took the issues the previous models had into consideration and tweaked and improved this model to make it one of the best variants in the line.
Kia Cerato Price in Nigeria
A brand new Kia Cerato in this economic climate has a starting price tag of N4,310,000 which is cheaper than many of the vehicles in its category, while providing similar characteristics. To get an idea of cheaper models, which would have been used abroad (Tokunbo), or used locally in Nigeria, look below at an estimated price list of different years.
- Foreign Used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used Kia Cerato for sale, depends on the date of manufacture, distance covered and all round state of the vehicle and engine capacity.
- 2013 Kia Cerato – Date Kia Cerato: N2,600,000 – N4,000,000
- 2008 Kia Cerato – 2013 Kia Cerato: N1,250,000 – N2,500,000
- 2003 Kia Cerato – 2008 Kia Cerato: N500,000 – N1,000,000
Overall impression of Kia Cerato
“A gift of true innovation” as it was referred to by the Kia website, the Cerato truly is an innovative vehicle. The stiffest competition of the Kia Cerato is the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. At a point in time, people would not even make such comparisons, but the Kia brand keeps on improving on its quality and standards to meet the criteria of already trusted brands in Nigeria. A brilliant vehicle, it will be enjoyed by anyone who decides to purchase it for use. We would advise our readers to test drive the Kia Cerato if looking for a vehicle within such specifications.