Local specs and pricing have been announced for the updated 2021 Kia Cerato hatchback and sedan range which has already started arriving in showrooms.
Kia is continuing to offer S, Sport, Sport+ and GT grades with prices starting from $25,490 plus on-road costs.
The updated Cerato is distinguished by revised headlights, grille and front bumper, along with new LED daytime running lights.
Sedan variants gain fresh tail-lights as well as tweaks to the boot and rear bumper.
The entry-grade Cerato S gets wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while higher grades stick with the wired set-up but feature a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen.
Lane-following assist, rear occupant alert and rear air vents are now included as standard across the range.
Powertrains have been carried over from the outgoing model. The S, Sport and Sport+ variants are powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 112kW of power and 192Nm of torque. It’s matched to a six-speed automatic transmission as standard. There is no longer a manual option.
The flagship Cerato GT uses a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque. It’s paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
2021 Kia Cerato pricing (drive-away):
Cerato S – $25,990 drive-away
Cerato S with Safety Pack – $27,490
Cerato Sport – $27,990
Cerato Sport with Safety Pack – $29,490
Cerato Sport+ – $31,690
Cerato GT – $36,990
2021 Kia Cerato equipment highlights:
8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen
Six-speaker sound system
Front and rear parking sensors
16-inch steel wheels
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Rear occupant alert
Cerato Sport adds
10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
DAB digital radio
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
Cerato S and Cerato Sport with the Safety Pack ($1500) adds
Adaptive cruise control
15-inch rear disc brakes
Electronic parking brake
Power-folding exterior mirrors
AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
Rear cross-traffic alert
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter (already standard on Sport)
Cerato Sport+ adds
Keyless entry and start
Heated front seats
Dual-zone climate control with auto defog function
Cerato GT adds
1.6-litre turbo engine (150kW/265Nm)
LED headlights and tail lights
Leather-appointed ‘sports tubular’ trim
Wireless phone charging
JBL premium audio system
Ventilated front seats
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