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2018 Kia Cerato K3 / Forte (BD Series)

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Nice. But that infotainment screen size. Might as well just put an smartphone there also bigger size than that lol [:)]

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How does selphy drive like?

Sssslllllllooooowwwwwww..... Haha..

 

It's ok la.. just that its look is damn unker kind (looks slow), which this new K3 reminds me of...

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For Sylphy, its more comfort (soft suspension setup) based while K3 is sportier (stiffer).

 

For me personality, the Sylphy is quieter on the move but no driving feel. It's better for those whom just need a comfortable car from point A to B.

 

I'm currently driving a Forte, which is the older generation but similar kinda of setup, I find that it is fun to drive. Especially up KL, Genting or Cameroon Highlands, just that there is serious lack of power.

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For Sylphy, its more comfort (soft suspension setup) based while K3 is sportier (stiffer).

 

For me personality, the Sylphy is quieter on the move but no driving feel. It's better for those whom just need a comfortable car from point A to B.

 

I'm currently driving a Forte, which is the older generation but similar kinda of setup, I find that it is fun to drive. Especially up KL, Genting or Cameroon Highlands, just that there is serious lack of power.

Ya, you're right. Selphy is more comfort, while current k3 looks sportier.. power wise I. Dunno abt unker selphy but k3 is quite fast, esp w paddle shifter.. the incoming k3 side profile do look like selphy..lol...

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Merged into existing topic under Korean Talk.

 

@Dinkydong, please check before you start a new thread. Thanks.

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Must be their basic model. Here is called the L model

Don't think so.. more likely EX trim..

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Haa, i said how it drive like not looks like la.

He is implying it drives like how it looks.

I.e boring looks= boring drive.

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Must be their basic model. Here is called the L model

Yup , i think same spec'ed as current model.

"L" without rear A/C , EX & SX comes with.

Engine should be same type "gamma".

 

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Wondering if the SmartStream G1.6 & SmartStream IVT is going to be reliable.

 

First time Kia has a cvt?

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2019 kia cerato looks super nice.. can't wait for it to reach Singapore

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No rear aircon and boot looks small.. Edited by Alleyboy_83

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Wonder which engine C&C will bring in. The new 1.6L SmartStream engine with IVT or the current 1.6L MPi with 6AT. Some markets are getting this new Cerato with the same old 1.6 MPi unit as the current Cerato.  [confused]

 

Also hoping C&C don't skimp on basic safety features on the lower trim models with at least ESC/VSM and 6 airbags standard across the range like the Elantra. 

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Wonder which engine C&C will bring in. The new 1.6L SmartStream engine with IVT or the current 1.6L MPi with 6AT. Some markets are getting this new Cerato with the same old 1.6 MPi unit as the current Cerato.  [confused]

 

Also hoping C&C don't skimp on basic safety features on the lower trim models with at least ESC/VSM and 6 airbags standard across the range like the Elantra. 

Disappointingly, the new 2019 K3’s engine & gearbox will be a carry over from the existing K3, to avoid incurring the $10K VES penalty.

 

The current engine is more than a decade old, first used in the 2014 Kia Cerato seen here -

 

It will not come with the more refined and fuel efficient SmartStream engine mated to a CVT gearbox.

 

Overall kerb weight is also heavier so pick up is expected to be sluggish, with a thirst no better than the average 9 to 11km/litre.

 

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Disappointingly, the new 2019 K3’s engine & gearbox will be a carry over from the existing K3, to avoid incurring the $10K VES penalty.

 

The current engine is more than a decade old, first used in the 2014 Kia Cerato seen here -

 

It will not come with the more refined and fuel efficient SmartStream engine mated to a CVT gearbox.

 

Overall kerb weight is also heavier so pick up is expected to be sluggish, with a thirst no better than the average 9 to 11km/litre.

Like this the new k3 engine even older than the current elantra?

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Disappointingly, the new 2019 K3’s engine & gearbox will be a carry over from the existing K3, to avoid incurring the $10K VES penalty.

 

The current engine is more than a decade old, first used in the 2014 Kia Cerato seen here -

 

It will not come with the more refined and fuel efficient SmartStream engine mated to a CVT gearbox.

 

Overall kerb weight is also heavier so pick up is expected to be sluggish, with a thirst no better than the average 9 to 11km/litre.

 

Confirmed specs from C&C? Any estimated timeframe when the launch will happen? Hoping they at least make ESC/VSM and 6 airbags standard across the range. 

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It will come in 3 variants (L, EX & SX), with specs similar to the existing K3.

 

Soft launch expected to be on the last week of June - but you must place a $2,000 deposit.

 

The main concern is the sluggish pick up and high fuel consumption.

 

With  Cat B COE at an all time low, C&C should bring in the 1.8l model, which at least has adequate power to move this heavy weight.

 

 

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The hump on the centre of the floor at the rear is significanltly higher than the existing model and will eat into the rear leg room.

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