Kia Cerato GT Hatch 2021 Review

Is the Kia Cerato GT a sports car? Stick around for a minute and find out.

KIA updated their Cerato GT earlier this year with some style highlights, a new badge and most importantly revised suspension tuning.  

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This means that the GT is now smoother for everyday driving yet still allows spirited driving, especially in sports mode.

The GT keeps the 1.6-litre Turbo petrol engine and 7-speed DCT gearbox with enough power and torque for some relatively impressive acceleration for a sporty rather than outright sports performance. It’s not in the Stinger class, but neither is the price. It provides excellent driver engagement.

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The hatch design brings a brilliant blend of comfort and practicality along with plenty of boot space. Fold the rear seats and its almost cavernous back there.

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Like all KIAs the GT is packed with standard features as well as a high quality JBL audio system that adds to the high end feel along with the leather interior and red highlight stitching and GT logos.

The Cerato GT allows simple and intuitive phone connectivity and infotainment system navigation.

Priced from a bit over $35,000 its actually good value along with the KIA 7 year owner benefit package

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What’s good?

  • Comfortable interior
  • Relaxed cruising
  • Value for money

What’s not?

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Kia Cerato - GT engine

Model   

KIA Cerato GT 

Model Price $103,476 MLP* PAT $113,476 *MLP
Engine 1.6L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain FWD 7 Speed DCT
Power 150 kW @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 265 Nm @ 1500-4500 rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 158 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 6.8 L/100km / 50L
0-100kmh/Top Speed Around 7 seconds TBC  / TBC kmh
Servicing Capped Price for 12 mths/10,000km
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with 7 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options. 

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Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 8
Design / Style 8
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 9

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Design / Style - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Technology / connectivity - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.5/10

Summary

KIA updated their Cerato GT earlier this year with some style highlights, a new badge and most importantly revised suspension tuning.  
Priced from a bit over $35,000 its actually good value along with the KIA 7 year owner benefit package

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.