Kia Launches the Highly Anticipated Cerato Koup

The moment everyone has been waiting for – the turbocharged Kia Cerato Koup launch!

MY14 Kia Koup Turbo

Welcome to the family! Finally Kia has launched the highly anticipated all new 1.6L Turbocharged Cerato Koup. Without even hitting the market yet, the Turbo has already earned some very respectable titles. Not only is it the first turbo car Kia has launched into the Australian market but it also is the most powerful car available under $30,000. Now that’s hard to ignore.

One of Kia’s strongest attributes is their ability to keep the customers needs at the forefront of their minds when developing a car – and the Koup is no exception. Aware that the stylish looks and practicality of the Koup would attract buyers who don’t necessarily have a yearning for a turbo, Kia is also proud to introduce a base SLi 2.0L GDi model. Both variants are available in 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic. While I am thrilled the turbo has been launched, I’ve now moved onto my next request: turbo diesel please! Can’t have everything at once!

MY14 Kia Koup Turbo

The last two days I’ve been lucky enough to travel through Victoria’s Yarra Valley region putting all model variants through their paces. We travelled through winding curves, towns, city, dirt roads and some very bumpy stretches. Overall I have to say I am incredibly impressed! The Kia Koup is a wonderful addition that encompasses the best qualities of the Cerato range combined with sporty delight. This car is certainly going to consolidate Kia as a brand that needs to remain at the forefront of buyer’s minds. The quality, practicality and sheer dedication that has gone into this car is truly impressive and noticeable.

In the next few days I will have a comprehensive review up – but for now I am very excited to announce to the market the arrival of the Kia Cerato Koup range. Stay tuned to see how it performs, how it compares and just why you need to jet on down to your nearest Kia dealer for a test drive when it hits the market later this month. Pricing below.

MY14 Kia Koup Si


2.0-litre   GDi SLi $23,990   (M/T) $26,190   (A/T)
1.6-litre   T-GDi Turbo $27,990   (M/T) $30,190   (A/T)
1.6-litre   T-GDi Turbo w/ Touring Pack $30,190   (M/T) $32,390   (A/T)
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Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing. Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.