The all-new 2019 Kia Cerato will arrive in New Zealand next month as one of the safest vehicles in its class.
Kia Motors New Zealand has confirmed that all hatchback and sedan variants of the new Cerato have achieved a 5-star ANCAP safety rating under the new 2019 standards.
Todd McDonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand, says this rating is supported by the decision to include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keep Assist functions as standard across the entire Cerato range.
Using an advanced camera and radar that recognises when vehicles ahead of the Cerato are braking, the AEB may help the driver to bring the car to a safe stop and avoid a collision – it can also detect a possible collision with other road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. Meanwhile, Lane Keep Assist helps maintain the vehicle within the lines on the road, assisting Cerato drivers with staying in a defined lane.
“Kia should be commended for offering an affordable vehicle which meets today’s demanding 5-star requirements,” says ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin
The 2019 Kia Cerato will also benefit from a range of other safety and advanced design features that have been developed to provide a high degree of protection for the occupants of the vehicle.
Prices and full specifications for the 2019 Kia Cerato range will be released closer to the late-February launch and, like every Kia passenger and SUV vehicle sold in New Zealand, it will benefit from Kia’s impressive 5 Year/100,000km Warranty Programme and Roadside Assist package