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Now known as the Kia Forte in Northern America, the original Cerato debuted as a compact car in 2003. Its other aliases are the K3 in South Korea and Forte K3 / Shuma in China. Eventually, the multiple names were all replaced by ‘Forte’ with the exception of Australasia and Latin America.
The Cerato started life in many forms, including a five-door hatchback, 2 door coupe and a four-door sedan. In 2003 the model was not released in Europe as the section of the intended market was already covered by the Kia Ceed.
The first generation shared its platform with the Hyundai Elantra, and was later replaced by the Sephia / Mentor Sedan and the Shuma hatchback. When the platform was changed, so too were the front and rear bumpers and engine (replaced with a revised Gamma engine).
The second generation was released in 2008 at which point the name was changed from Cerato to the Kia Forte in South Kora. This generation retained the three variations, hatchback, sedan and coupe. 2012 saw a total redesign, lowering and widening the overall chassis and lengthening the wheelbase.
A fourth-generation was first showcased at the Northern American International Auto show, Detroit Michigan on January 15th, 2018. Kia turned an arguably basic car into a feature-filled executive vehicle. Many new features were added and the overall image was described as ‘sophisticated’ by Kia.
Its latest edition had much better fuel economy and featured driver assistance technology. The new models in this new rage were Kia Cerato EX, Kia Cerato EX hatchback and the Kia Cerato EX sedan.