Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 Cerato hatchback shortly after it was spied on the streets of Sydney, which mirrors the sedan range launched earlier this year.
Starting from $20,990 plus on-roads (or currently $19,990 drive-away), the Cerato hatch will be offered in the same S, Sport and Sport+ trims as the sedan from launch, with the turbocharged GT set to join the range next month.
Equipment included as standard from the base S includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, a rear-view camera with guidelines, 16-inch steel wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with cruise control.
A six-speed manual is paired with the 112kW/192Nm naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine as standard, with the six-speed automatic listed at $23,790 before ORCs, or $21,990 drive-away with the current promotion.
Stepping up to the Sport brings the starting price up to $25,790 plus on-roads ($24,190 drive-away), and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, integrated satellite navigation with SUNA live traffic updates, 'Premium' leather-look steering wheel and gearshift trim, along with front sports seats.
The Sport is also solely available with a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers of the Cerato S and Sport can also opt for the Safety Pack 1 ($1000), which adds pedestrian and cyclist detection for the AEB system, adaptive cruise control (auto only), blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, auto-folding exterior mirrors, and a leather steering wheel (S models).
Finally, sitting atop the core range is the Sport+ ($27,840 plus ORCs, $26,690 DA). Extra kit over the Sport includes AEB 'Fusion II' with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, LED daytime-running lights, keyless entry and push-button start, leather-accented seats, electric folding mirrors, climate control, and rear air vents.
For an additional $500, Sport+ buyers can add Safety Pack 2, which brings blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, as per the sedan.
Pricing and specification details for the performance-oriented GT hatchback and sedan will be confirmed closer to launch next month, though we do know both body styles will employ a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
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Note: There are currently no local images of the 2019 Cerato hatch. Pictured: Kia K3 GT hatch (Korea)
2019 Kia Cerato pricing
- Cerato S manual: $20,990 ($19,990 drive-away)
- Cerato S auto: $23,790 ($21,490 drive-away)
- Cerato Sport auto: $25,790 ($24,190 drive-away)
- Cerato Sport+: $28,340 ($26,190 drive-away)
- Safety Pack 1 (S and Sport): $1000
- Safety Pack 2 (Sport+): $500
Cerato S standard features
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Forward collision warning
- Lane-keeping aid
- Six airbags
- Reversing camera with guidelines
- Front/rear sensors
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Tyre-pressure monitor
- Speed limiter and cruise control
- 8.0-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Cerato Sport extra standard features
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Satellite-navigation with SUNA
- ‘Premium’ steering wheel, gear shifter
- ‘Sports’ seats
Cerato Sport+ extra standard features
- AEB ‘Fusion II’ with pedestrian/cyclist recognition
- Active cruise control function
- LED daytime-running lights
- Proximity key and button start
- Leather seats
- Electric folding mirrors
- Climate control
- Rear air vents
- Safety Pack 1 contains Fusion II AEB, active cruise control (auto only), blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-folding mirrors and leather steering wheel.
- Safety Pack 2 contains blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, as the other features are already offered on Sport+.