Popular body style hits Australian showrooms later this month from $19,990.

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.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.

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)

Options

  • 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
  • DAB+

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

Option packs

  • 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+.