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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...

Kia Australia's sales on an upward march

Kia appears to be hitting its stride in Australia in 2015, given its annual growth rate of almost 20 per cent, or five times the market-wide figure. It was up 36 per cent in November alone. The Korean brand, which has been garnering critical respect for a number of years now, has nevertheless stagnated in sales over the past few years while sister company Hyundai has boomed...

2016 Kia Cerato facelift revealed in Korean ‘K3’ form

The newly refreshed 2016 Kia Cerato has been given an official unveiling in its home market today, less than a week since it was spied in a Korean carpark. Known there as the K3, the refreshed Cerato will make its Australian debut in the first of 2016. Today’s unveiling focuses on the sedan body, although we can expect the five-door hatch model to pick up the same styling tweaks...

Weekend deals on wheels - November 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

2016 Kia Cerato facelift spied without camouflage

The updated 2016 Kia Cerato sedan has been spied without camouflage this week, revealing the extent of its exterior makeover. News of a styling update for the compact Korean came in August, when Kia Australia communications manager Kevin Hepworth told CarAdvice that buyers can expect “quite significant” changes...

Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger revealed ahead of SEMA debut

The Korean car maker has revealed the second of its 2015 SEMA show cars, the Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger. Based on the Kia Forte Koup, sold as the Cerato Koup down under, the Mud Bogger will be one of six officially commissioned Kia concepts on display at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas...