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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...

CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...

Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming

Kia Australia will add two go-fast ‘GT’ versions of its new Cerato small car by early 2019 to complement the Stinger brand-builder. The Cerato GT (expected name) will come in both hatch and sedan body styles, giving Kia dealers two affordable image leaders in the same mould as the related Hyundai i30 SR and Elantra SR twins...

CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...

2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs

Kia Australia has launched a new version of its top-seller, the Cerato small car. More accurately, it’s launched the sedan version, with the hatchback model not due until year’s end, at best. The new-generation model, to line up against other popular four-door rivals such as the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, plus the related Hyundai Elantra, looks to be a big step forward over the car it replaces...

2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again

A stickered-up prototype believed to be the upcoming Kia Ceed GT has been spied during development testing in Austria, towing a trailer of all things. While the vehicle depicted is wearing fake body panels and a partial black-and-white wrap, it doesn't look drastically different to the standard Ceed hatchback revealed at this year's Geneva motor show...

2019 Kia Ceed GT spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Kia Ceed GT has been spied this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal at the Paris motor show later this year. Key design changes between this vehicle and the base car include a bodykit under the heavy black sheeting and false body panels, larger alloy wheels and a dual exhaust system out the back...

2019 Kia Ceed GT spied

Images of a Korean vehicle believed to be the Kia Ceed GT have surfaced on social media this week, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. The prototype in question is a camouflaged Kia hatchback wearing red exterior highlights, bigger brakes with red-painted calipers, and alloy wheels borrowed from the now-defunct Cerato Koup Turbo...