Kia Cerato named ‘Car of the Year’ by at LA Motor Show

kia-ceratoKia Motors America today announced the recently launched Kia Cerato – known as the Kia Forte in North America – was named ‘Car of the Year’ by, a well-respected online automotive source.

The announcement comes on the heels of being named ‘Car of the Month; for August by the same consumer resource for its attractive styling, value and extensive list of class-leading features.

The editors at carefully review the vehicles previously chosen as ‘Car of the Month’ to select the most deserving ‘Car of the Year.’ To be eligible, vehicles must be new for the model year and have a combination of impressive styling, fuel efficiency, low price point and cost of ownership.

“Not many cars can boast a full package when it comes to design features, price, performance and fuel economy, but the Forte leaves a lasting impression with all that and more,” said Michael Caudill, automotive expert for

The ‘Car of the Month’ program aims to provide consumers with useful commentary, information and reviews on available new cars, trucks and SUVs, and showcases vehicles that offer impressive fuel economy, safety features and amenities.

The complete list can be found at

In Australia the Kia Cerato comes in two trim levels … the S and the SLi … and there’s also a Kia Koup available

Kia Cerato named ‘Car of the Year’ by at LA Motor Show
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