KIA'S ENGINE SWAP

KIA has tweaked the suspension on its Cerato small car and added a Drive Mode Select feature, which not only adjusts steering weight but engine and transmission response.

But the big news is beneath the bonnet; the 1.8-litre engine has been dropped, as has the pokey 129kW 2.0-litre. In their place is a 112kW/192Nm 2.0-litre that makes for a simplified range.

All but the base model S get a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto compatibility, and Apple CarPlay functionality will be added with a software update at no cost to owners by the end of the year. y y