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Kia launches Cerato Koup


Kia's new sports car, the Cerato Koup, has just gone on sale in New Zealand.

The Koup is powered by a 115kW 2.0-litre engine, and is based on the chassis and drivetrain of the sedan version.

The engine is mated to either a five-speed manual or sequential shift automatic transmission. Kia says, from standstill, the new Koup will reach 100kph in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 190kph.

The new two-door Cerato Koup has a lower profile, Kia's signatory Tiger Grille, pillarless doors, and raked roofline. The 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted with low profile tyres.

Inside the sporty character comes from leather upholstery detailed with red stitching (SX models), metal accents around the dash and console, bucket seats, and a spacious cabin for a two-door.

All Kia Koup models feature ESP (electronic stability programme) for greater driving safety and come with a full complement of six airbags.

According to Todd McDonald, General Manager for Kia Motors New Zealand: “Kia is on a roll, internationally and in New Zealand, and we feel very positive going into 2010 with a great line up of new and refreshed models that are breathing more life into the brand and the market."

Read our review of the Kia Cerato Koup here.

See new and used Kia for sale here.

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