When Kia came out with the Stinger in 2017, the world’s attitude about whether this Korean carmaker could produce a high-performance car changed almost overnight. So, Kia adding a GT to its Cerato line-up needs to be taken seriously. Not just another Cerato with bigger wheels and a twin exhaust – this is a car with a more powerful engine and sports suspension.

Having just spent the previous weeks testing the Cerato S and Cerato Sport hatchbacks, I headed to the launch of the GT expecting something the same but quicker and more fun. I hoped I wouldn’t be disappointed.