2019 Kia Cerato hatch styling revealed

Kia has unvieled its all-new Ceed hatchback, which is expected to be foretaste of the all-new five-door Cerato that’s due to arrive here in time for Christmas

Kia Ceed 2019 MAIN Jpg

Kia has unvieled its all-new Ceed, which provides us a glimpse of the next-generation Cerato hatch due to arrive later this year.

The all-new Kia Ceed five-door hatchback has been designed at the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany. Inspired by the Stinger’s fastback styling, it will feature “innovative technologies and engines, and a mature and athletic new design”.

While we’re not likely to see much of that Euro tech in the closely related Korean-built Cerato, a Kia Australia spokesman told WhichCar that the two models will share plenty of design cues.

The Ceed hatch displays very similar lines to the all-new Cerato sedan revealed at last month’s Detroit Motor Show; including aggressive front-end styling, sleek window line and a bolder stance that’s accentuated on the hatch by a short rear overhang.  

Using the Ceed and the Cerato sedan as a guide, the interior will also be overhauled with a more streamlined and clutter free dashboard based on the Rio’s, featuring a floating 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen and a wireless charging pad in some grades.

The US-market Cerato sedan (pictured above), called the Forte, also features advanced safety tech such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and active cruise control, which are bound to make their way to most of the Aussie Cerato range, if not as standard equipment.

2019 Kia Ceed interior

Local details for the all-new Cerato will be revealed closer to launch, which is currently slated for the middle of this year for the sedan, and the fourth quarter for the hatchback.

 

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