2022 KIA Cerato GT
2022 KIA Cerato GT – Kia introduced the new look of the Cerato 2022 and has confirmed local prices and lineup details. It comes as the first model in an Australian showroom to wear a redesigned brand badge.
The new model is not yet fully revealed in Australian specifications, but its local arm has sent out teasers of the GT’s front end and GT interior images.
2022 KIA Cerato GT
The new model features a headlight display, a center grille, and a redesigned front bumper bar and fog light group.
On the back, Kia said the hatch would continue to be “largely unchanged” from previous models in terms of design, while the sedan carries new taillights, boots, and rear bumper bars.
2022 KIA Cerato GT Models
Four main variants will be available, ranging from the S, Sport, Sport+, and flagship GT. The GT features a 2.0-liter ‘Nu’ four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 112kW and 192Nm, brought from previous models.
The GT continues with a 1.6-liter turbo as well, developing 150kW and 265Nm.
As standard, all variants now come with LED daytime running light, lane-following assist, and rear-seat alert. In addition, rear-seat climate ventilation is also installed throughout the board.
Stepping into sport+ and GT adds blind-spot collision avoidance technology, electric parking brakes, while GT adds a sliding sunroof.
2022 KIA Cerato GT Features
Key standard features for the Sentry include an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, 16-inch steel wheels, rear-view cameras, and front and rear parking. Sensors, as well as autonomous emergency braking.
The Ride to Sport variant features a new 10.25-inch touchscreen that includes a sat-nav with SUNA traffic updates and digital radio, along with 17-inch rims and premium steering wheels, and gear selector.
Sport+ then adds leather upholstery with heating function on the front, keyless entry and start, adaptive cruise control, and dual-zone climate control.
2022 KIA Cerato GT Interior
2022 KIA Cerato GT Release Date and Price
Kia said more details on the top-spec GT would be announced closer to its launch in June. The rest of the range is now sold at the following prices (excluding travel expenses):
2022 Kia Cerato S: $25,490 ($25,990 drive-away)
2022 Kia Cerati S with Safety Pack: $26,490 ($27,490 drive-away)
2022 Kia Cerato Sport: $27,590 ($27,990 drive-away)
2022 Kia Cerato Sport with Safety Pack: $28,590 ($29,490 drive-away)
2022 Kia Cerato Sport +: $30,640 ($31,690 drive)
2021 KIA Cerato
Kia has revealed its updated Cerato sedan in more detail, releasing a series of new images and attributes.
We’ve updated our original story with new information, removed outdated details, and distributed new photos of Cerato sedans all over.
Revealed in Korea as the K3 – only in the form of a sedan, with hatch photos reported here – the updated Cerato will reach South Korean Kia dealerships later in April 2021, with a revised exterior style, new interior technology, and additional active safety features.
As revealed in several factory and workshop leaks in recent months, this small facelift car gets a new front-end design, with slimmer LED headlights featuring signature two-line daytime-running LED lights, linked to a thinner interpretation of Kia’s ‘tiger-nose company.’ ‘lattice.
The brand’s new logo features a top grille, while the lower bumper has been redesigned with a new look reminiscent of the new generation K5 mid-size sedan.
On the back, the tail light gets a new LED lighting sign that is claimed to provide a three-dimensional effect, while the lower valence is also updated, bringing many design motifs visible in front.
New 17-inch rims fill the arch, while Korean buyers can choose the new Mineral Blue exterior color.
Images of its flagship GT have been released in the guise of a hatchback – read the story here – showing red accents and GT badges inside and out.
2021 KIA Cerato Interior
Inside, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with satellite navigation sits above the dashboard, while a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster is behind the steering wheel for the first time.
However, those features will be limited to high-end models, with entry-level cars set to take on a 4.2-inch digital driver screen and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen.
Touch-based shortcut keys are below the touch screen, while new brown skin interior colors can also be seen. Kia’s new logo is also in the middle of the steering wheel.
Other interior features include:
- Dual-zone automatic climate control.
- Electric parking brakes (replacing current manual levers).
- Over-the-air infotainment updates.
- Wireless smartphone charging pads.
An expanded suite of active safety technologies is available, titled Highway Driving Assist, which combines adaptive cruise control and a follow-up assist system to speed brake, and center Cerato in its lanes on the highway.
It joins autonomous emergency braking with cyclist detection, safe exit warnings, driver attention monitoring, reverse cameras, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alerts. The latter pair can detect and break for obstacles.
There is also hillside assistance, a remote start function (activated from the key fob), and a rear passenger alert, reminding the driver to check the back seat when exiting the vehicle.
2021 KIA Cerato Engine
Under the hood, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine will be maintained in the GT’s flagship, with output pegged at 150kW and 265Nm. A double clutch of seven automatic accelerations remains the only transmission option.
GT’s current combined fuel economy claim of 6.8L/100km should also be brought. However, the engine will not be upgraded to the newer and more efficient Hyundai/Kia SmartStream family, as it is mounted on the Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line.
The rest of the range likely retains the 112kW/192Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol, although it will swap the six-speed automatic transmission for a CVT car (corresponding to Kia Seltos small SUV) remains unclear.