Seoul - Kia has given us our first peek at its all-new Cerato sedan ahead of its scheduled debut at the Detroit Motor Show next week.

Although judgement is obviously reserved until we see it in the metal - given how such renderings can be so flattering - the new Corolla rival does appear to have taken a decisive step upmarket, with crisp, clean lines and tasteful chrome detailing.

Upfront we see swept-back headlights a more sculpted ‘tiger nose’ grille that draws inspiration from Kia’s Stinger flagship.

Inside, a smarter looking cabin has a more sculpted, and less cluttered appearance. There are fewer buttons, with most functions having moved to the central screen that juts out above the dashboard.

Watch this space for full details next Monday, January 15.

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