Our Saturday schedule included a trip into the city for present shopping, followed by various trips to birthday parties in the afternoon.
The Sunset Orange (a $520 option) paint and the numerous exterior design features combine well to give the Cerato GT the air of car that means business. Sitting on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, it’s noticeably lower and sportier looking than the other Cerato variants.
The rear of the car features a narrow black-gloss spoiler, twin exhausts, and LED tail lamps. All up, it’s a good looking car with enough kerb appeal to turn the odd head or two.
There are a plenty of nice GT touches in the cabin, too, with red stitching everywhere you look, from the leather seats to the gear lever and the arm rests on each of the four doors.
The red GT letters sewn into the front seats don't look out of place either. Additional sporty features include alloy sports pedals and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
As for comfort features, there’s dual-zone climate control, as well as heated and ventilated sports leather seats with the driver’s being eight-way adjustable, a proximity key and push-button start.
The 8.0-inch touchscreen display poking up from the dash has a decent quality and, as my three kids discovered, is super simple to navigate your way around. If you’d prefer, you can plug in for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The other features and functions within the car can be operated via a variety of tactile buttons and dials, which also deserve a big tick.
There’s an impressive amount of head and legroom in the rear, with at least a hand-width of space between my knees and my driver's seat, and two or three fingers above my head. Additional comfort features include rear air vents to help keep things cool if you’re ever carrying three adults back there. For my two kids, however, there was plenty of space to make use of.