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    The 2024 Kia Cerato has been hit with a price rise of $900 without any additional features, ahead of the current-generation hatch and sedan range reaching the end of the line.

    Drive-away pricing for the Kia Cerato now ranges from $28,790 in base S guise to $39,290 for the flagship GT, up $900 on the year prior.

    “Pricing was adjusted in line with economic increases and came into effect on January 1,” a Kia Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.

    Since the current-generation Cerato launched in 2018, the drive-away price of its entry-level grade has increased by $8800, though the then-cheapest Cerato S manual was dropped in 2022 following a facelift.

    When comparing automatic versions only, the current Cerato’s price has risen by $6800 in six years.

    As previously reported, a replacement of the Kia Cerato is due in the near future, having been spied with bolder fastback-esque styling. 

    Pricing

    The Kia Cerato is identically priced in both hatchback and sedan body styles.

    • 2024 Kia Cerato S: $27,060 (+$770)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato S with Safety Pack: $28,060 (+$770)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato Sport: $29,160 (+$770)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato Sport with Safety Pack: $30,160 (+$770)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato Sport+: $32,210 (+$770)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato GT: $36,860 (+$770)

    All above prices exclude on-road costs.

    Kia offers nationwide drive-away pricing for the Cerato, which is detailed below.

    • 2024 Kia Cerato S: $28,790 (+$900)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato S with Safety Pack: $30,290 (+$900)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato Sport: $30,790 (+$900)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato Sport with Safety Pack: $32,290 (+$900)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato Sport+: $34,490 (+$900)
    • 2024 Kia Cerato GT: $39,290 (+$900)

    Drivetrains

    A choice of two engines are available across the 2024 Kia Cerato range.

    All Cerato variants except the flagship GT are powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 112kW of power and 192Nm of torque and driving the front wheels through a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

    The Kia Cerato GT gains a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, developing 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque, also sent to the front wheels but through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    Efficiency

    According to Kia, the Cerato S, Sport and Sport+ consume 7.4L/100km on the combined test cycle, regardless of sedan or hatch body style.

    The Kia Cerato GT has a claimed fuel consumption of 6.8L/100km in hatch guise and 6.9L/100km in sedan shape.

    All models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel and have a 50L fuel tank.

    Dimensions

    The 2024 Kia Cerato sedan measures 4640mm long, 1440mm tall and 1800mm wide, while the hatchback is 4510mm long, 1445mm tall and 1800mm wide

    All Kia Cerato GT models are 5mm lower than non-GT variants, while all grades and body styles have a 2700mm wheelbase.

    The Kia Cerato sedan boasts up to 502L of storage space, while the hatch has a reduced capacity of 428L.

    Servicing and warranty

    All Kia Cerato variants are covered by the brand’s seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty in Australia.

    The Kia Cerato S, Sport and Sport+ require services every 12 months or 15,000km, while the GT has a stricter schedule with 12-month, 10,000km intervals.

    Kia offers seven years of capped-price servicing, which equates to $2970 for the Cerato S, Sport and Sport+, while Cerato GT owners pay $3281 across the same period.

    IntervalS, Sport, Sport+GT 1.6-litre turbo
    1 year$281$281
    2 years$475$461
    3 years$345$360
    4 years$614$504
    5 years$316$316
    6 years$603$703
    7 years$336$656

    Safety

    The Kia Cerato was last tested by ANCAP in 2019, with two different ratings covering the range.

    Kia Cerato S and Sport models without the optional Safety Pack received a four-star rating, while those with the $1500 Safety Pack as well as Sport+ and GT variants were awarded a five-star rating.

    The 2024 Kia Cerato S and Sport are equipped with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
    • Rear occupant alert
    • Driver attention alert with leading vehicle departure alert
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Front, front-side, and curtain airbags

    The addition of the $1500 Safety Pack, or purchasing a Cerato Sport+ or GT, adds: 

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Blind-spot assist (Sport+ and GT only)
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Safe exit warning

    Sport+ and up also receive active rear cross-traffic assist.

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 Kia Cerato S is fitted with the following:

    • 16-inch steel wheels
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen
    • Cruise control
    • Air conditioning
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Automatic headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column

    The Cerato Sport adds:

    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB digital radio
    • Illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel and shifter

    The Ceraro Sport+ gains:

    • Leather-appointed seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Dual-zone climate control with auto defog function
    • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
    • 15-inch rear disc brakes
    • Electronic parking brake
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors

    The flagship Cerato GT is equipped with:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels 
    • Multi-link rear suspension
    • LED headlights and tail lights
    • LED interior lighting
    • Leather-appointed ‘sports tubular’ trim
    • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Eight-speaker JBL premium sound system
    • Hands-free power boot-lid (sedan only)
    • Dual exhaust
    • Alloy pedals
    • Paddle shifters
    • Tilt/slide sunroof
    • Ventilated front seats

    Options

    In addition to the aforementioned safety upgrades, the $1500 Safety Pack adds to the Cerato S and Cerato Sport:

    • 15-inch rear disc brakes
    • Electronic parking brake
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel and shifter (S only)

    Colours

    Clear White is the only standard paint finish on the Kia Cerato, with all other options costing an extra $520:

    • Silky Silver
    • Steel Grey
    • Platinum Graphite
    • Aurora Black Pearl
    • Runway Red
    • Mineral Blue
    • Horizon Blue
    • Snow White Pearl

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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