In July the fleet Kia team asked Fleet Auto News to put some milage on a new Kia Cerato with safety pack. We took up the challenge by driving it around NSW for six weeks and travelled more than 4,000 kilometres.
The Cerato would be considered a small car by most road warriors and not worthy of country trips or long days around town. After living in this car for six weeks, we disagree. And once we found ourselves parked next to a four year old Camry which showed how much the Cerato had grown up.
We found the safety pack made a big difference to our driver comfort and fatigue levels on long country trips. The boot is massive and easily carried all the stuff we needed for work as well as the luggage for overnight stays.
Fold in mirrors made our life easier because we always knew when it was locked. It’s a question everyone asks themselves once they are 10 metres from the car. With the Kia Cerato we just looked at the mirrors – In = Locked.
Inside there was plenty of space. It just felt roomy. And it passed our favourite test – a tissue box fitted in the centre console under the armrest. A very important feature for a life on the road. We found the interior controls easy to use and simple (in a good way).
Keyless was the only thing we added to our wish list. It’s a first world problem, but having to reach for your keys every time you get in and out become really tedious.
We hope you enjoy this brief video.