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2020 Kia Cerato and Picanto add new manual grades

Kia Australia has quietly introduced new variants of the Cerato and Picanto, both adding manual transmissions to popular trim levels. The new Cerato Sport manual and Picanto GT-Line manual have been added for the 2020 model year, offering stick shift versions of each grade for the first time and reducing their respective pricing compared to the current automatic offerings...

CarAdvice podcast 140: Take a ride in the Jimny, and sporty wagons!

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Mitsubishi ASX, the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the Alpina B7 XDrive have been revealed. Plus, the Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 has been confirmed for Australia, and the Liberal National Party has backed a proposal for manufacturers to share service data with independent repairers...

CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been revealed, as has the 2020 Toyota Supra (finally!). Pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Cerato GT have been released, and Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed a global van and ute alliance...

2019 Kia Cerato GT pricing and specs - UPDATE

Kia has announced pricing for its new Cerato GT sedan and hatch on its Australian website, set to start at $31,990 drive-away. UPDATE, 17/01/2019: This story has been updated with local imagery.  The new flagship model, powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sits above the Sport Plus with 150kW and 265Nm, put to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...

2019 Kia Cerato gets split ANCAP safety rating

ANCAP has awarded the 2019 Kia Cerato with a split four-/five-star safety rating in its latest round of testing, due to a difference in standard AEB systems depending on variant. Despite all trim levels featuring autonomous emergency braking as standard, the system fitted to the S and Sport grades is a camera-only setup that isn't designed to detect 'Vulnerable Road Users' like pedestrians and cyclists...

2019 Kia Cerato hatch pricing and specs

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...

2019 Kia Cerato hatch spied in Australia

A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader has snapped the all-new Kia Cerato hatchback in the Sydney Harbour Tunnel this week, giving us a first look at the standard version of the brand's local top seller. UPDATE, 18/12/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specs for the Cerato hatch...

SEMA 2018: Manufacturers representing big at aftermarket show

It’s not all about aftermarket at SEMA – manufacturers have a big presence at the show, giving visitors a look into potential future models and parts that could roll out to existing vehicles. We toured all the big manufacturers to see what they have on offer and whether any of it is coming to Australia...

Kia Forte Drift Car revealed with Stinger engine

Designed in collaboration with Red Bull, the Kia Forte Drift Car is now on display at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas. Although the Drift Car started life as an off-the-shelf Forte – Cerato to us – sedan, it now has the Stinger GT's 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 crammed under the bonnet and aligned north-south thanks to "some tricky engineering"...

2019 Kia Cerato GT fully revealed in Korea

The new Kia K3 GT has been fully revealed in its home market of Korea, including the first images of the hotted-up sedan version. Known locally as the Cerato, and in North America as the Forte, the K3 GT sedan and hatchback bring subtle sporty upgrades inside and out, along with the 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine as the Hyundai i30 SR...

2019 Kia Cerato GT previewed? Ceed GT, K3 GT revealed overnight

Overnight, Kia unveiled the new Kia Ceed GT in Europe, as well as the Kia K3 GT for the South Korean market. These cars preview the powertrain likely to feature in next year's Cerato GT. Under the bonnet, the Ceed GT and K3 GT are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre direct-injection four-cylinder engine, which generates 150kW of power at 6000rpm, and 265Nm of torque between the 1500 and 4500rpm...