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New Kia Cerato 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Popular Mazda 3 rival gets more expensive

The Cerato has been selling well in 2020, but it has now copped a price rise.

Kia Australia has increased the pricing of its Cerato small sedan and hatch.

All variants are $500 dearer, with the Cerato range now kicking off at $21,490 plus on-road costs and topping out at $33,490 (see full pricing table below).

Despite the price increases, standard specification carries over, with a Kia Australia spokesperson telling CarsGuide the company’s move was prompted by exchange-rate pressures caused by the troubled economic climate.

As before, the Mazda3 rival can be had in identically priced and specified four-door sedan and five-door hatch body styles.

Five grades also remain available: entry-level S and 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.

2020 Kia Cerato sedan and hatch pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Smanual$21,490 (+$500)
Sautomatic$24,290 (+$500)
Siautomatic$24,790 (+$500)
Sportmanual$23,490 (+$500)
Sportautomatic$26,290 (+$500)
Sport+automatic$29,340 (+$500)
GTautomatic$33,490 (+$500)