Kia has revealed pricing and specifications for its updated Kia Cerato, with the small car range to start from $25,990 drive away.
It will be the first model to sport the new Kia logo unveiled earlier this year, plus a new face featuring more aggressive headlight, radiator grille, front bumper and fog light designs.
The hatch is largely unchanged at the back, but the sedan gets updates to the tail lights, boot and rear bumper lines.
A trio of variants armed with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will be available initially, with the turbo powered GT variant arriving in June.
The 2.0-litre is the same 112kW/192Nm unit carried over from the outgoing model, while the GT will once again get a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo four-pot.
Drive-away prices are up $500 across the range, with the entry-level S scoring improved safety tech such as rear seat alert, LED daytime running lights and lane following assist, plus rear air vents.
The mid-spec Sport adds $200 to the drive-away price and gets 17-inch alloys, a 10.25-inch infotainment display, digital radio and more, while the Sport + tops the non-turbo range at $31,690 drive-away with smart key, leather appointed seats, heated front seats and dual zone climate control.
It also adds safety kit such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist assist, blind spot collision avoidance assist, adaptive cruise control and more.
The lower grdes can also score the above safety equipment by optioning a safety pack which adds $1500 to the asking price.
Pricing for the GT hasn’t been made available, but a slight increase over the current $34,190 list price seems likely.
The Cerato has been a big part of Kia’s recent success in Australia, and last month became the brand’s biggest seller locally, racking up 153 918 sales since 2003 to eclipse the Rio’s 153,411.