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2021 Kia Cerato pricing and specs detailed: Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30, Mazda 3 and Honda Civic rival increases in cost

For the second time this year, the Cerato’s pricing has been increased.

Kia Australia has increased the pricing of the Cerato small car for the second time in about eight months.

All Cerato variants are $200 more expensive, with the range now starting from $21,690 plus on-road costs and reaching $33,690 (see full pricing table below). For reference, a $500 price rise was reported in April.

A Kia Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no changes have been made to the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30, Mazda3 and Honda Civic rival’s standard specification, with the pricing changes due to “the usual exchange-rate pressures”.

As before, the Cerato can be had in identically priced and specified four-door sedan and five-door hatchback 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 in the coming months ahead of an arrival in Kia Australia showrooms in the second quarter of next year.

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

Smanual$21,690 (+$200)
Sautomatic$24,490 (+$200)
Siautomatic$24,990 (+$200)
Sportmanual$23,690 (+$200)
Sportautomatic$26,490 (+$200)
Sport+automatic$29,540 (+$200)
GTautomatic$33,690 (+$200)