13 Jul 2018
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Kia pins Premium badge to Cerato
New Cerato Premium S arrives, but Kia cuts manual versions of all but one variant
Driven: Kia’s cornerstone Cerato hatch lands sub-$20k
New-gen, Corolla-rivalling Kia Cerato five-door arrives, joining its sedan sibling
First drive: Sleek new Kia Cerato sedan arrives
Fully redesigned Kia Cerato small sedan arrives in Australia – and ticks most boxes
Chicago show: Turbo five-door Kia Cerato hatched
Potent petrol engines headline US launch of Kia Cerato hatch due in Australia July
LA show: New Kia Cerato detailed
First detailed look at imminent new Cerato sedan as Kia reveals US Forte
Kia’s next Cerato set to gain hot turbo
Next-gen Cerato Koup in line for turbo petrol engine to create Kia’s first hot hatch
Kia’s 2013 Cerato testing in Oz
Next-gen Kia Cerato testing on Australian roads as local engineers tune chassis
Kia’s next Cerato uncovered
Vital new Kia small car surfaces in Seoul ahead of 2013 Australian launch
First look: Kia previews new Cerato
First sketches of Kia’s vital new Cerato emerge ahead of global debut in November
Next Cerato to lead new Kia model wave
Redesigned Cerato small car to spearhead next wave of new Kia models in 2013
Kia to turbocharge
New Cerato Koup will be first Kia to offer new 1.6-litre turbo engine next year
Kia’s next Cerato, Picanto held back
Crucial new Kia small and light contenders now not due Down Under until 2013
Upgraded Cerato sedan coming
Kia adds hatch features to Cerato sedan and reduces Rondo people-mover model range
First drive: Hatch completes Kia Cerato armoury
Finally, Kia can take on small-car big boys with new Cerato Hatchback
Sydney show: Kia sets sail with Cerato hatch
Kia launches its crucial Cerato small hatch in Sydney, and unveils 2011 Optima
Kia heads upmarket with Cerato Limited
Leather-lined Cerato Limited arrives as Kia lands a more luxurious small sedan
Kia gets cracking for 2010
New models keep coming as Korea’s Kia reinvents itself on quality, safety and style
Kia takes up Challenge with gas hybrid Cer...
Green Challenge entry brings Kia Australia one step closer to 2010 Cerato LPI hybrid
Kia adds value with Limited Edition Cerato
Kia aims to boost Cerato sales volume with $1200 worth of additional gear
First drive: Kia goes gas for hybrid Cerat...
Kia Oz eyes ‘mild’ hybrid Cerato for LPG trials Down Under
Kia Cerato (BD Cerato)
Released: Jun 2018
13 Jul 2018
In mid 2018, the fourth-generation Cerato sedan arrived, with the hatch version following suit later that year, bringing with it extra safety and features to go with its increased dimensions. S, Sport and Sport+ walk-up designations replaced the old S, Sport, Si and SLi ones.
Like its predecessors, Cerato IV was styled at Kia’s Irvine studio in California, with the sedan’s proportions altering with a more long-bonnet/short boot silhouette than before to give it a sportier look. It was also stronger, quieter and more refined, with improved dynamics.
Under the bonnet was the same 112kW/192Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as before, driving the front wheels via either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The MacPherson-style strut front and torsion beam rear suspension layouts were revamped over the preceding versions.
Kia expanded its Cerato range with the addition of a five-door hatch body style and the availability of warmed-over GT variants in January 2019. The latter was motivated by a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine that promised spritely performance.
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