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2021 Kia Cerato pricing and specs detailed: Increased cost for Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30, Mazda 3, Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza rival

The Cerato has copped another $500 price rise.

For the third time in a year, the fourth-generation Cerato small hatchback and sedan’s pricing has been increased by Kia Australia.

This time around, each variant has jumped up by $500, following their $200 and $500 rises reported in November and April last year respectively.

As a result, the Cerato line-up now starts from $22,190 plus on-road costs for the manual S and reaches $34,190 for the automatic GT (see full pricing table below).

A Kia Australia spokesperson confirmed to CarsGuide no changes have been made to the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30, Mazda3, Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza rival’s standard specification, with the usual external factors behind the change in cost.

As before, the Cerato can be had in identically priced and specified five-door hatchback and four-door sedan body-styles, with five grades also remaining available: entry-level S and fleet-only Si, mid-range Sport and Sport+, and flagship GT.

The S, Si, Sport and Sport+ are motivated by a 112kW/192Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that’s mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-converter automatic, depending on the variant. Either way, drive is sent to the front wheels.

Meanwhile, the GT goes it alone with a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that’s matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. It too is front-wheel drive.

As reported, the Cerato will get its midlife facelift soon, with a reveal due imminently ahead of an arrival in Kia Australia showrooms in the coming months.

2021 Kia Cerato hatchback and sedan pricing before on-road costs

Smanual$22,190 (+$500)
Sautomatic$24,990 (+$500)
Siautomatic$25,390 (+$500)
Sportmanual$24,190 (+$500)
Sportautomatic$26,990 (+$500)
Sport+automatic$30,040 (+$500)
GTautomatic$34,190 (+$500)