2004 Kia Cerato 2.0 Saloon(Korea, Republic of)

Owned by Hyundai, also of South Korea, Kia Motors shares the company's platforms and overall philosophy: quality cars with lots of standard features, low prices and a generous warranty. Though the two brands seem redundant, both are enjoying increased sales and market share.Like Hyundai, Kia has advanced so much with each passing generation that its most recent redesigns and introductions are substantially higher quality than the older models. Among the stragglers are the Rio subcompact sedan and Rio5 hatchback, the Sedona minivan and the recently discontinued Rondo, a vanlike crossover. Though these models are passable, they show how strong the newer vehicles are.The brand's high points include the compact Forte sedan and coupe (Forte Koup), the Optima midsize sedan and the Sportage compact crossover. The boxy Soul has also enjoyed early success in a subsegment that had seemed played out. Kia wisely changed the midsize Sorento from truck-based SUV construction to the more space- and fuel-efficient crossover style, which now seats five in two rows of seats or seven in three rows. Following the Hyundai Sonata, Kia plans a hybrid version of its Optima sedan.Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Kia Motors is part of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. Hyundai owns a controlling interest.

• BODY / EXTERIOR DESIGN / DIMENSIONS

Body Type:Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats
Weight:1300 Kg
Length:4480 mm
Height:1470 mm
Wheelbase:2610 mm
Front Track:1495 mm
Rear Track:1485 mm
Ground Clearance:160 mm
Fuel Capacity:55 liters

• ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine location:front
Engine alignment:transverse
Drive Wheels:Front wheel drive
Steering:rack & pinion
Fuel Supply System:MPi
Max Power:141HP (104 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque:186Nm @ 4500 rpm
CO2 Emissions:180 g/Km
Engine Coolant:water
Displacement:1975 cc
Bore:82 mm
Stroke:93 mm
Cam Design:DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders:4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder:4
Total Valves:16
Compression Ratio:10.1:1
Aspiration:Normal

• CHASSIS / BRAKES / SUSPENSIONS

Front Brakes:n/a
Rear Brakes:n/a
Standard Wheels:6J x 15 ET43 / 6J x 15 ET43
Standard Tyres:Bridgestone Potenza RE080 195/60 R 15 / Bridgestone Potenza RE080 195/60 R 15
Suspension Front:I.MS.
Suspension Rear:n/a

• TRANSMISSION

Transmission:manual
Number of gears:5

• PERFORMANCE

Acceleration 0-100 Km/h:
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h:
Top Speed:n/a

• FUEL CONSUMPTION

City:10.2 l/100km
Road:5.9 l/100km
Mixt:7.5 l/100km

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