The Kia Cerato is a compact car produced by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors since 2003. In 2008, the Cerato was replaced by the Kia Forte, however, the "Cerato" name continued on in some markets. The Kia Cerato was introduced in South Korea in 2003, sharing a platform with the Hyundai Elantra (XD) and using Hyundai's Beta II (G4GC) (CVVT-enabled) engine.
It replaced the Sephia/Mentor saloon and Shuma hatchback.
In North America, the "Spectra" name was used when introduced for the 2004 model year, with "Spectra5" designating the hatchback. In Europe, the Cerato was replaced by the Kia Cee'd. The second generation Kia Cerato was launched in South Korea in late 2008 under the Kia Forte name—a name used in most international markets. The "Cerato" name has been retained in some markets, such as Australia, South Africa and Brazil. In Singapore, the second generation model is badged "Kia Cerato Forte".
The all-new 2012 Honda Civic introduces the ninth generation of one of the company's most well-known and globally recognized offers. Having earned a reputation for being a fun-to-drive compact that is simultaneously economical, sporty, stylish and durable, the Honda Civic has become a beloved and relied-upon member of the worldwide transportation family. Cumulatively, the Honda Civic has reached 8. 8 million buyers in the US via 2010 since its release as a 1973 model.
Every generation of Honda Civic has enhanced with a specific development theme in mind. The 2012 Honda Civic approaches the fundamental concept of a fantastic and distinctive compact, a direction that introduces new values that reach ahead of present-day needs and elevates the experience that Honda Civic introduces. Major strides include enhancments to refinement throughout, increased fuel efficiency on all models, the further addition of interactive technologies for customization and comfort, along with improvements to performance, ride and dashboard packaging.
Civic buyers span the entire public spectrum of auto drivers. They are high school graduates and college students just beginning their adult lives; they are families with young children; they are schoolteachers, soccer parents and professionals, environmentalists and performance enthusiasts; and they are Generation Y, baby boomers and retirees. And they live in Snow Belt states, Sunbelt states, in the Midwest and in Hawaii and Alaska. But regardless of their demographic and psychographic makeup, Honda Civic buyers are tied together by one thing - they are young at heart. Because at the end of the day, beyond its myriad attributes (including security, economy, durability, convenience and style), the Honda Civic is fun to drive.
The auto landscape has quickly evolved in the last decade with increased interest in fuel efficiency, low emissions and overall affordability. All of these traits are among the Honda Civic's strongest pros. The new 2012 Honda Civic lineup further approaches these concepts with six various variants that span from ultra efficient to high performance, with specific models developed to better meet individual needs and preferences. For 2012, a highly cheap and highly efficient Honda Civic HF has been added to the lineup. The aero-enhanced Honda Civic HF achieves an estimated highway fuel efficiency rating of 41 miles per gallon, two more mpg than the regular Honda Civic Sedan, and the highest highway fuel efficiency rating in America for any gasoline-only compact sedan equipped with an automatic transmission.