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(2014) Kia Cerato KOUP SX (2dr 5 seat Coupe)

All-new 2014 Kia Cerato Koup arrives December 2013. Under the bonnet of the svelte new 2-door Koup nestles a turbocharged, GDI, twin-cam engine that delivers 150kW of power & 265Nm of torque across a broad rev range for swifter response. The Cerato Koup Turbo reinforces the Kia brand and provides a ‘halo effect’ for the rest of the range and, with the top-of the-range SX model priced at a fully-equipped $42,490 + ORC, including Kia’s 5-year Warranty Programme, the newcomer is set to be just a popular as the model it replaces.

With the Koup Turbo filling the classic Grand Tourer role, the middle of next year will see the arrival of a focused performance model in the pro_cee’d GT. Cerato Koup T-GDI SX, features a bolder but more sophisticated look, inspired by European coupes & created at Kia’s American Design Centre in California under the direction of Frankfurt-based Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer. Except for the bonnet & front fenders, every exterior panel on the new Koup is unique to this vehicle, it also features a totally different grille.

Features a sleeker cab-forward styling, rising beltline, swooping C-pillar & distinctive concave door contours. Unlike most other 2-door coupes, the Kia Cerato Koup is designed to accommodate up to 5-people comfortably with spacious rear seating that will take 2-adults on long journeys or 3 on shorter trips. Shares the same seating layout as the Cerato sedan and hatchback on its 50mm longer wheelbase (now at 2700mm, the same as the Sorento R), which translates into more legroom (up 51mm), shoulder room (up 15mm) and headroom (up 28mm). The new Cerato Koup is bigger all-round than the old model, being 50mm longer (4530mm), 15mm wider (1780mm) and 10mm higher (1410mm), plus, it’s 433L (VDA) boot is among the largest in its class.

The 1st generation model is replaced with the arrival of the new 1.6L twin-scroll Turbocharged petrol engine with 150kW, the 1st forced-induction petrol engine for Kia in NZ. This advanced power plant boasts a relatively high compression ratio for a turbocharged engine (9.5:1 versus 11.5:1 for the non-turbo 2.0L used in other Koup models not yet available here).

With a 0-100km/h acceleration figure of just 7.4seconds & 222km/h top speed for the standard 6AT (almost one second quicker than a Toyota 86 auto – the auto Koup is also quicker than the manual Koup, by three-tenths of a second). The six gears in the Koup automatic transmission can be manually changed using paddles on the steering wheel. For those wanting the traditional 6MTl, it is available on indent order.

The ANZAC suspension, developed especially for this part of the world, has been further fine tuned to take account of the turbo performance of the new Koup. New electrically-assisted power steering has three driving modes to allow drivers to personalise the settings, Normal, Sport, Comfort.

With an impressive array of safety technology built into the new Koup, it conforms to 5-star safety ratings, just like the Cerato sedan & 5-door hatchback, as well as benefitting from higher strength steels in its stiffer & stronger structure. It also comes with larger ventilated front disc brakes to match the higher turbo performance & equal length driveshafts to eliminate steering tug. In keeping with its Gran Turismo character, the 2014 Kia Cerato Koup T-DGI SX is very highly specified.

Among new technologies options are remote keyless entry, standard alarm, power windows, power/heated door mirrors with puddle lamps, front & rear parking sensors with camera display, steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, 6-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, multifunction trip computer, leather upholstery, dual zone climate control, drinks cooler in the glovebox, Xenon headlights, LED daytime driving lights with front fog lamps & unique 18in alloy wheels with low profile tyres, factory-fitted SatNav, featuring a 7in screen & SUNA Live Traffic Update technology, providing real-time traffic information for drivers in the Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington & Christchurch regions.

General Info

Price $42490
Shape Coupe
No. Doors 2
Seats 5
Badges SX


Wheelbase 2700
Turning Diameter 5
Height 1410
Length 4530
Width 1780


Brakes Front disc vented, 300x28mm
Rear solid disc, 262x10mm
Single brake booster system, 10in
Entertainment & Communication CD player
6-speaker audio system
AM/FM tuner
Bluetooth handsfree mobile phone connectivity
AUX input with USB capability
Satellite Navigation system
MP3 compatible
7in LCD touch-screen
Exterior Door mirror's with LED turn indicator lights
Mudguards front/rear
Door handles, black finish
Power adjustable door mirror's
Chrome exhaust tailpipe, single, round, left & right
Door mirror's, heated
Interior Steering wheel with leather trim
Gear shift with leather trim
ECM rear view mirror electrochromatic with automatic dimming function
Alloy pedals
Steering wheel mounted cruise control
Multi-function trip computer
A/C climate control, dual zone
Glovebox with cooling function
Steering column, tilt/telescopic adjustable
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Instrument cluster with 4.2in TFT supervision screen
Leather/Composite interior trim
Automatic Cruise Control
Leather covered binnacle
Service reminder in information display screen
Steering wheel gear shift paddles
Lighting Front fog lights
LED DRL's (daytime running lights)
LED rear tail lights
Automatic headlights
Halogen Projector headlights
Safety EBD Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
BAS Brake Assist System
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Child safety rear door locks
Dual side airbags, front
Dual (front to rear) curtain airbags
Seatbelts front, 3-point ELR x2
Dual front airbags
Reversing camera with display on audio screen
ESP Electronic Stability Programme
Seatbelts rear, 3-point ELR x3
Park Assist sensor's front & rear with in-dash display


Engine Name Kia GAMMA 1.6t GDI
Engine Description Twin-scroll turbocharged GDI, DOHC with CVVT, direct fuel injection, aluminium cylinder heads with offset crank, low noise timing chain, mechanical lash adjustment, varible intake valve timing & exhaust valve timing
Drive Train FWD
Top Speed 222
Compress Ratio 9.5
Aspiration turbo
Valve Train DOHC
Fuel Tank Capacity 50
Recomended Fuel petrol
BasicFuelType Petrol
Capacity 1591
Cylinder Count 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Transmission Manufacturer Kia
Gears 6
Transmission Type Automatic with sequential Sportshift
Torque Nm 265
Torque Min RPM 1750
Torque Max RPM 4500
Power Kw 150
Power RPM 6000
Economy Combined 8
CO2 Emissions 190


Kerb Weight Min 1370
Kerb Weight Max 1390

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