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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby metalgear2095 » February 4th, 2014, 4:06 pm

idlemind wrote:Hearing the price went up to $208k?
That true?

Saw that post from a kia rep on Facebook

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby ace » February 5th, 2014, 9:22 am

that is true !!!!!!!!! 208K...........Idlemind these features in this Cerato beat back the all versions of the new lancers !!!!!!!!!

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » February 5th, 2014, 9:40 am

Features yes!
But in terms of power plant, that 2.0 Lancer CY GT packs a serious punch.
Would be interesting to know how the 2014 2.0 Koup fears against the 2.0 CY GT.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby metalgear2095 » February 5th, 2014, 11:19 am

ace wrote:that is true !!!!!!!!! 208K...........Idlemind these features in this Cerato beat back the all versions of the new lancers !!!!!!!!!

I wouldn't call that a new lancer anymore nah. New model long overdue. The lancer is still more fun to drive imo.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby KIA Motors » February 6th, 2014, 7:24 am

metalgear2095 wrote:
idlemind wrote:Hearing the price went up to $208k?
That true?

Saw that post from a kia rep on Facebook


idlemind wrote:Hearing the price went up to $208k?
That true?


True.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » February 6th, 2014, 7:27 am

KIA, give us an update on the Koup?
Saw a red on the road yesterday.
What extras they pack over the sedan?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby KIA Motors » February 6th, 2014, 9:19 pm

idlemind wrote:KIA, give us an update on the Koup?
Saw a red on the road yesterday.
What extras they pack over the sedan?


The_All_New_Kia_Cerato_Koup.PNG


Most notably is the 2.0l engine, rims and the frame-less door. The space is the same in both! The showroom for the Forte is $172,818 (final price $208,000) and the Koup is $177,293 (final price $240,000)

*price and features subject to change without notice.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby acesinghit » February 8th, 2014, 12:56 am

it appears this new koup has the most powerful natural aspiration 2.0L engine ever to enter our shores brand new. Judging from the specs it shouldn't have any problem keeping up or passing a stock Lancer GT. In fact, I sure would like to see how this Koup fears against a stock roro Altezza or even the new Swift Sport..

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » September 8th, 2014, 7:47 am

Bump
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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Richard Marshall » September 8th, 2014, 8:00 am

acesinghit wrote:it appears this new koup has the most powerful natural aspiration 2.0L engine ever to enter our shores brand new. Judging from the specs it shouldn't have any problem keeping up or passing a stock Lancer GT. In fact, I sure would like to see how this Koup fears against a stock roro Altezza or even the new Swift Sport..


How so? What new technology have they put within it to make it powerful as you say?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » September 19th, 2014, 9:37 am

Great Post OP, Got my vehicle this week and I'm also pleased thus far. Your tips were very useful as I have not gotten around to reading the entire manual as yet. Looking forward to more useful posts. Any other seasoned owners willing to comment?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » September 19th, 2014, 9:56 am

Yea in here kinda quiet..
Seeing alot of the basic models on the road now.
While they have fewer aesthetics, I already see they can take the faux double muffler and diffuser kit easily as they dont have the muffler tip. Anxious to see this mod on the road.

Oh I bought the OEM Forte fabric mats from eBay because the set I got with the car was starting to deteriorate. While I know it wouldve been wrongsided (LHD to RHD) to took the chance because they looked like they offer more coverage and I wanted fabric. And I was right, the rear mats fit perfect, the front passenger is ok as well, the driver's doesnt fit exact but its workable. The quality is of the fabric is waay better, its not thin and pretty comfortable to the touch.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » September 19th, 2014, 10:32 am

Wayzzz, well I purchased the GL (basic) model but I have ordered the Road Runs Grill and was thinking about the Lip Spoiler. I also got a set of cheap looking KIA mats from SS but I have placed some larger Rubber Mats over them (I smell d rat). I was looking for the RHD "forte" fabric mats on Amazon but no luck so I think I will do like u and just order the LHD variant. Not sure about the AM rear diffuser because I saw one on the display model at SS and it's not my cup of tea (at least the one they installed). Looking for a nice set of Racing Wheels that won't affect my ride comfort too much........Sure about 17's, Not too sure about 18's

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » September 19th, 2014, 10:58 am

Eyed that grill, then I saw it on a white at Trincity mall and didnt like how it looked in real.
Maybe it couldve been the styling of the ride, coz it looked like the guy went all out and bought every dress up part he found.

You can see how my mats fit before you purchase, its no problem. Yea I too am waiting to see how the diffuser looks in real before I decide. Which showroom has it? POS?

Ride comfort changes hardly noticeable with the bigger rims. Just dont go overdoing it.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » September 19th, 2014, 11:39 am

Lol I won't overdo it.....thinking hard to even go 18' but it looks mean.

I saw the diffuser on display in POS but since I started my transaction with SS they have changed display vehicles twice so not sure how long it's gonna be there for.

I work and live in the east you could send a pic of the mat fit if you live too far. The forte mats online really look high quality when I saw the SS come out with those small cheap mats I just smh.

One more question: what's the life expectancy of the DRLs?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » September 19th, 2014, 1:57 pm

Im from the east too man..send me a pm and we could link.
If you referring to the headlight DRLs then its all part of the headlamp, so id suspect its lifetime.
Inside the headlamp is a circuit board which regulates power for the headlamps and DRLs and even interacts with the fog lights.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » September 20th, 2014, 11:43 am

Com'on guys, bring out those Ceratos!!

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » September 24th, 2014, 11:27 am

Bump!!!

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby countrydan_tt » October 10th, 2014, 7:01 pm

looking for feedback..
Does the SX Cerato come with HiDs?
or if possible a listing of most/all specs for our market
Engine, Interior, Exterior

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby KIA Motors » October 10th, 2014, 7:20 pm

countrydan_tt wrote:looking for feedback..
Does the SX Cerato come with HiDs?
or if possible a listing of most/all specs for our market
Engine, Interior, Exterior



I am happy to share with you information on the Cerato. For reference I have outlined our More the Merrier Promotion.

CERATO

Cerato Executive is $210,000
$5,000 Downpayment
$2950 for 7 years

The specs is as follows -
6 DOHC CVVT Engine- 130bhp
6Speed Tiptronic Transmission with Paddle Shifters
Smart key w Welcome Lighting System
4.3" Touch Screen Audio System with 6 Speakers
CD/MP3 w iPod /USB Port/ 500mb Internal Storage
Bluetooth Handsfree with On Screen Dailing
Steering Mounted Stereo Controls & Cruise Control
LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Rear Lights, Fog Lamps
6 Airbags ( Front, Side & Curtain)
Dual Air-conditioning with rear vents
Front and Rear Sensors with Camera
Cooling Glove Box
Power Drivers Seat with Memory

Cerato Basic is $185,000
$5,000 Downpayment
$2600 for 7 years

The spec is as follows -
6 DOHC CVVT Engine- 130bhp
6Speed Tiptronic Transmission
CD/MP3 w iPod /USB Port
Bluetooth Handsfree
Dual Airbags
Air-conditioning
Power Folding Side Mirrors
HID Head Lamps
Fog Lamps
Spare Tyre with Rim
ABS


*Price and features subject to change. Promotion valid for a limited time. Subject to applicants qualification ability.

Please call or email me for any further information or assistance you may need.


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Best Regards,

Feroze Bissessar
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Cell: 1-868-682-5199
Tel: 1-868-657-8541 Ext. 2219
Fax: 1-868-652-6696
Email: f.bissessar@southernsalestt.com

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby countrydan_tt » October 11th, 2014, 12:20 am

So does it come with HiDs?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby mikey22 » October 11th, 2014, 1:50 pm

Can't you freaking read country dan?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby KIA Motors » October 11th, 2014, 5:08 pm

countrydan_tt wrote:So does it come with HiDs?


Yes

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » October 12th, 2014, 9:11 am

So yesterday I took my 3week old Cerato for the longest run since purchase, Arima to Penal. Upon my arrival I noticed there was condensation in both headlights. This was a cause for concern, actually it's all I thought returning to Arima.

By the time I got home the headlights where clear again. I have my first scheduled 1000km service next Saturday.

1. is this condensation normal? (I doubt it)

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding).....maybe

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby KIA Motors » October 12th, 2014, 9:34 am

kidcamby wrote:So yesterday I took my 3week old Cerato for the longest run since purchase, Arima to Penal. Upon my arrival I noticed there was condensation in both headlights. This was a cause for concern, actually it's all I thought returning to Arima.

By the time I got home the headlights where clear again. I have my first scheduled 1000km service next Saturday.

1. is this condensation normal? (I doubt it)

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding).....maybe



1. is this condensation normal? YES; you can read more on this in the owners manual

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding)..... I think if you are nice to the persons i service they will be happy to assist you. Catch more bees with honey.


Contact your sales rep for assistance in Service and after sales questions.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » October 12th, 2014, 9:50 am

KIA Motors wrote:
kidcamby wrote:So yesterday I took my 3week old Cerato for the longest run since purchase, Arima to Penal. Upon my arrival I noticed there was condensation in both headlights. This was a cause for concern, actually it's all I thought returning to Arima.

By the time I got home the headlights where clear again. I have my first scheduled 1000km service next Saturday.

1. is this condensation normal? (I doubt it)

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding).....maybe



1. is this condensation normal? YES; you can read more on this in the owners manual

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding)..... I think if you are nice to the persons i service they will be happy to assist you. Catch more bees with honey.


Contact your sales rep for assistance in Service and after sales questions.

Feroze. He doesn't have the pack of silica crystals in the headlight like I do in my Cerato Exec.
Unless it's because he has Hids and I don't, I think it may be oversight on Kia or SSSL.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby acesinghit » October 12th, 2014, 12:15 pm

Question for Kia Motors:

Which motor option do you all import?

Cerato sedan 1.6 - is it the MPI or GDI version?
Cerato Koup 2.0 - is it the MPI or GDI version?
Sportage 2.0 - is it the same motor found in the Koup?
Sorento 2.4 - do you all still bring this or the 2.2 diesel only?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby kidcamby » October 12th, 2014, 2:11 pm

KIA Motors wrote:
kidcamby wrote:So yesterday I took my 3week old Cerato for the longest run since purchase, Arima to Penal. Upon my arrival I noticed there was condensation in both headlights. This was a cause for concern, actually it's all I thought returning to Arima.

By the time I got home the headlights where clear again. I have my first scheduled 1000km service next Saturday.

1. is this condensation normal? (I doubt it)

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding).....maybe



1. is this condensation normal? YES; you can read more on this in the owners manual

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding)..... I think if you are nice to the persons i service they will be happy to assist you. Catch more bees with honey.


Contact your sales rep for assistance in Service and after sales questions.


No problem I sure will contact the Sales Rep. Thanks for the feedback Mr. Feroze.

Thanks Idlemind (very helpful 2nr)

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby KIA Motors » October 13th, 2014, 1:01 pm

acesinghit wrote:Question for Kia Motors:

Which motor option do you all import?

Cerato sedan 1.6 - is it the MPI or GDI version?
Cerato Koup 2.0 - is it the MPI or GDI version?
Sportage 2.0 - is it the same motor found in the Koup?
Sorento 2.4 - do you all still bring this or the 2.2 diesel only?



Cerato sedan 1.6 - is it the MPI or GDI version? Gamma 1.6 MPI Engine
Cerato Koup 2.0 - is it the MPI or GDI version? Nu 2.0 MPI Engine
Sportage 2.0 - is it the same motor found in the Koup? YES
Sorento 2.4 - do you all still bring this or the 2.2 diesel only? Presently there are no Gas available until Jan 2015

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby S_2NR » October 16th, 2014, 3:33 pm

KIA Motors wrote:
kidcamby wrote:So yesterday I took my 3week old Cerato for the longest run since purchase, Arima to Penal. Upon my arrival I noticed there was condensation in both headlights. This was a cause for concern, actually it's all I thought returning to Arima.

By the time I got home the headlights where clear again. I have my first scheduled 1000km service next Saturday.

1. is this condensation normal? (I doubt it)

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding).....maybe



1. is this condensation normal? YES; you can read more on this in the owners manual

2. Should I pack my hooligan face when I visit SS? (Kidding)..... I think if you are nice to the persons i service they will be happy to assist you. Catch more bees with honey.


Contact your sales rep for assistance in Service and after sales questions.


how is condensation in a headlight normal?
that says to me there is a leak

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