Spending as little as possible on a Cerato will get you a Cerato S, which has a radio and CD player, cloth seat trim, and 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers.
(The 7.0-inch touchscreen and reversing camera can be ordered on a Cerato S in an extra-cost option pack.)
Spend more for a Cerato Sport and you lose the CD player but gain a reversing camera, displayed on a 7.0-inch colour touchscreen. You also get satellite navigation, and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay – which allow you to display apps from your phone on the touchscreen and control them from there. Your headlamps switch on automatically at night or in tunnels. The steering wheel is wrapped, for a nicer feel, and there is leather-look trim on the instrument-cluster. Wheels are made from aluminium alloy, which looks nicer and does not need the plastic trim, and they are an inch bigger at 17 inches. Tyres are lower in profile and slightly wider, for a bit more cornering grip and precision.
A Cerato Sport+ model was introduced during the second half of 2017, which added a few extras to the Sport specification including automatic folding door mirrors, puddle lights and chrome exterior highlights. Inside, the Sport+ gains an electrochromatic rear view mirror, which automatically dims so you’re not dazzled by the headlights of the car behind you, powered driver’s seat lumbar support, sliding centre console armrest, paddle shifters, rear air vents and carbon fibre-look trim inserts.
Pay more again for a Cerato Si and you get leather-trimmed seats, and other more appealing finishes inside the cabin. A smart key allows you to unlock the front doors and drive away without taking the key out of your pocket or bag. Puddle lights illuminate the ground near the front doors when you open them. You can power-fold the exterior mirrors, to reduce the likelihood of damage when parked. Wheels remain alloy but their diameter returns to 16 inches, with the more comfortable taller-profile tyres. And you gain some active safety aids: blind-spot detection, and a reverse cross-traffic alert.
The most expensive Cerato, the SLi, brings you in addition a power-adjusted driver’s seat that remembers your adjustments (so that you can restore your preferred setting easily after a companion has driven the car). The driver’s seat is also ventilated and heated, and the front passenger seat is heated. Dual-zone climate-control allows different temperatures to be set for each side of the cabin. Paddle shifters let you control the auto gearbox from the steering wheel. There is a power-operated sunroof. Wheel and tyre sizes match the Cerato Sport.
The Cerato SLi also adds two active driver aids: a lane-departure warning and a forward collision warning. (For more information on Cerato safety systems, please open the Safety section below.)