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New Cerato here from mid-2018, sub-$20k starter likely

The new-generation 2018 Kia Cerato will make its way to Australia by the middle of next year, the company has confirmed. We'll see the new sedan body here first, to be followed by the hatch later in the year. The new model's local launch schedule means we should see the car revealed earlier in the year, at either the Detroit motor show in January or later in March, at the Geneva show...

The Shortlist: $35k small hatch with lots of rear-seat leg room

Ashish needs a new family-friendly hatchback with lots of rear-seat leg room. The budget is $35,000. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey. Last year the company was the first non-premium automotive brand in 27 years to outdo the competition, and once again Kia has beaten premium manufacturers like Porsche, Lexus and Audi, along with mainstream players like Ford, Hyundai and Toyota...

Kia Cerato Koup reportedly dead, poor sales to blame

Although sales of the Kia Cerato Koup may never have numbered particularly high, reported confirmation of the model's global discontinuation is still sad news for fans of the sporty-at-heart South Korean two-door. According to a report from CarsDirect, a Kia spokesperson has confirmed the Kia Cerato Koup - known as the Kia Forte Koup in the US - has been dropped from the global line-up...

2017 Kia Cerato Sport, Sportage Si Premium on sale

New Kia Cerato Sport and Kia Sportage Si Premium models have joined the company's Australian line-up this week, adding a handful of equipment upgrades. In the case of the Cerato, the new $22,450 (drive-away) Sport grade replaces the S Premium model, slotting in between the S automatic AV pack and the Si automatic...

2017 Kia Cerato pricing and specifications

The facelifted third-generation 2017 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan line-up has launched in Australia this week, complete with a fresh look, more standard equipment and the addition of active safety features on upper-spec variants. For the 2017 model year, the Cerato retains its four-strong model range, consisting of S, S Premium, Si and SLi variants, in both hatch and sedan body styles...

Kia Cerato Koup exits Australian market

Kia Australia has quietly removed the Kia Cerato Koup from sale in Australia, following a poor sales performance since its local launch in late 2013. The two-door hatch was offered in Australia with a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the Kia Cerato Koup and a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Koup Turbo...

2010 Kia Cerato recalled over transmission fluid leak

Kia has issued a recall for its TD-series Cerato small car, over concerns that automatic models could leak transmission fluid. The car maker reports that, during the manufacturing process, the automatic transmission fluid cooler hose may have been improperly cured, increasing the risk of fluid leakage...

Kia Australia mulling Cee'd GT, next-gen Cerato Turbo

The sporty Kia Pro_Cee’d GT may be gone from Australian showrooms, but the Korean car maker’s local arm has not given up on the dream of a quick halo hatch model. Despite positive reviews, the 150kW 1.6-litre turbocharged Pro_cee’d GT exited the local market in late 2015 after poor sales led the company to decide against introducing the updated model that debuted overseas in June...

2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show

The US-market version of the 2016 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan has surfaced at this week’s Detroit auto show, ahead of the Australian model’s debut in the coming months. Today’s debut in the US - where the Cerato is known as the Forte - follows the December debut of the sedan body in South Korea, where it is sold with K3 badges...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...