As with that Korean version, the Forte/Cerato’s styling update brings a slender wraparound look to the headlights, which now also feature slim new integrated LED daytime lights.
A longer and more upright grille is also now featured, replacing the upswept butterfly-like design worn with the current outgoing model.
The new face is matched to a more muscular bonnet look and a re-styled bumper, with the ‘SX’ turbocharged sports variant of the US-market hatch also getting a red GTI-inspired highlight band through the centre of the lower grille.
As that earlier unveiling in Korea revealed, the 2016 Cerato also picks up a flat-bottomed steering wheel design in the cabin.
Australian details for the revised Cerato range won’t be revealed until closer to its late second-quarter launch.
Don't expect to see the American market's 150kW 1.6-litre turbocharged variant join the range, however. That option, although not strictly ruled out, is not in any current plans.