These new images come shortly after the single rear shot of a more powerful Cerato GT sedan also surfaced online this week, with both the Ceed and Cerato prototypes wearing Korean test vehicle registration plates – determined by the two red stripes across the plates.
Considering the standard Ceed was shown at the Geneva motor show in March, it’s likely the GT version will make its debut at the Paris motor show in October, or slightly before that.
Kia’s local division has already confirmed the Cerato sedan will arrive around mid-2018. A hatchback version, meanwhile, is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year – though we’re still yet to see a Cerato- or K3– badged hatchback at this point.
It’s believed the Cerato hatchback will be a version of the Ceed, though how closely the two vehicles will be related in terms of looks and cabin trims is yet to be seen.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest updates in the coming months.