A brand new 2018 Kia Cerato GT type will headline the Korean emblem’s Australian line-up this 12 months, sitting atop an in a different way acquainted type unfold.
While another type levels within the Kia circle of relatives are crowned through a GT-Line variant, the ones are mere styling kits to provide the automobile a extra wearing glance. But, as with the flagship Optima GT, taking out the ‘line’ provides energy and dealing with tweaks for a extra wearing pressure.
Speaking with media on the Detroit motor display this week, Kia Australia officers confirmed the brand new Cerato line-up could be made up of S, Si, Sport+ and GT fashions.
We had been left to take a position on what would pressure the GT grade, however there can also be no doubt it’s going to be a extra robust providing than the common 112kW/192Nm variants.
A likely candidate is the 150kW and 265Nm 2.Zero-litre turbo petrol engine that does carrier in, amongst others, the Pro_Cee’d GT and the Hyundai i30 SR – vehicles we fee extremely.
Indeed, the present Cerato can already be had with this turbo engine, however solely in North America.
In 2016, because the native Pro_Cee’d GT used to be being put to pasture, Kia Australia flagged its pastime in a heat turbocharged Cerato.
And, as a four- or five-door providing with likely availability of an automated transmission, the Cerato GT will undoubtedly turn out extra a success than the three-door, manual-only Pro_Cee’d GT. On that notice, Kia has but to verify if the GT type shall be introduced in each sedan and hatch shape, or one taste solely. If the latter, we think the hatch.
Watch for extra main points at the Kia Cerato GT to return within the months forward, and get extra at the new 2018 Kia Cerato on the hyperlinks under.
MORE: 2018 Kia Cerato published in Detroit
MORE: Cerato hatch spied with out conceal in Korea
MORE: Cerato information, evaluations, comparisons and movies
MORE: Everything Kia
2018 Kia Cerato GT confirmed for Australia, turbo looks likely