The Kia Cerato five-door is based on the sedan platform but is sitting lower and comes with some exterior differences.
As well as carrying over all details form the sedan, there is a new front grille, unique alloy wheels, updated centre console, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, push-button start and in some markets even satellite-navigation (not for Australia yet).
Worldwide the Kia Cerato is powered by three different petrol engines: a 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre. All engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Australian buyers will only get to see the 1.6 and 2.0-litre variants as the 2.4-litre is destined for North American consumers only.
Kia Australia says the new Cerato 5-door hatch is destined for an Australian launch in October.
No local specification or pricing will be available until that time.
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