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KIA CERATO GT 1.6GDI

Engine: 1.6GD-I TURBOCHARGED
Transmission: 7 SPEED DCT (DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION)
Turbocharger: SINGLE
Tuning Method: ECM TUNING (ECU REMAP) VIA BENCH/OBD
Exhaust Upgrade Available: Yes
Turbocharger Upgrade Available: Yes
Intercooler Upgrade Available: Yes
Hi-Flow DPF: Yes
Special Notes:

About the Kia Cerato GT

The Kia Cerato has performed well in Australia and has become popular among car buyers. The fact that it's the best-selling model for Kia in Australia and the third-best-selling car overall is a testament to its quality and appeal.

The 7-year warranty is a big drawcard for many car buyers, providing security and peace of mind. It's also great that the Cerato comes in four trim lines, catering to different customer preferences and budgets.

Competitive pricing is always a key factor for many car buyers, and it's good to know that Kia has managed to strike a balance between affordability and quality with the Cerato.

Overall, it seems that the Kia Cerato has struck a chord with Australian car buyers, thanks to its reliability, value for money, and range of options. It will be interesting to see how Kia continues to evolve the Cerato to maintain its popularity in the years to come.

It's impressive that Kia has established itself as a strong contender in the Australian car market, surpassing even its older sibling, Hyundai, in total car sales. The success of the Cerato GT community is also a testament to the appeal of this model, which combines sportiness with luxury and sophistication.

It's great to know that some businesses, like Performance Tuning Brisbane, specialize in helping Kia Cerato enthusiasts customize and upgrade their cars to suit their preferences and needs. With a focus on the Cerato GT, Performance Tuning Brisbane can provide a range of performance parts, intakes, exhausts, tuning, and body kits to enhance the driving experience and aesthetics of the car.

Overall, it's clear that the Kia Cerato has won over car buyers and enthusiasts with its combination of reliability, value, and performance. And with businesses like Cherry Tuning catering to this growing community, there's no doubt that the aftermarket scene for the Cerato GT will continue to expand in the coming years.

Custom Dyno Tuning Kia Cerato GT

The fact that the stock Cerato GT has a higher compression motor than the I30 SR/N-Line and a larger turbocharger with an electronic wastegate is a plus for those looking to modify their car for increased performance. The expected power output of around 110-120kW at the wheels on most Australian dynos is a valuable benchmark for owners considering modifications.

It's worth noting that dyno numbers can vary from one dyno to another and can be affected by individual vehicle variation. So, owners need to take these numbers with a grain of salt and not rely solely on them when making modification decisions. As always, consulting experts at Performance Tuning Brisbane for advice on the best modifications for your specific needs and goals is essential.

Kia Cerato GT ECU Remap Tuning

Professional tuning of your KIA CERATO GT can enhance the car's performance, making it more responsive and sporty.

The tuning process involves adjusting the Engine Control Module (ECM) to increase horsepower and torque. This results in a more powerful car with improved acceleration and fuel efficiency.

Kia Cerato GT Performance Modifications

Additional hardware upgrades such as a Cold Air Intake, Intercooler, and Exhaust system can improve performance beyond basic tuning. It is important to note that the tuning should be done by a professional and that it is recommended to use 98RON (Octane) pump gas for optimal results.

KIA CERATO GT PERFORMANCE TUNING BRISBANE

A Stage 1 tuning package is a common upgrade option for car enthusiasts who want to increase the performance of their vehicles without compromising reliability or drivability.

A Stage 1 tuning package for a typically includes modifications to the engine’s software or ECU (Engine Control Unit) to optimize its performance. This results in a significant increase in power and torque, improved throttle response, and better overall driving experience.

Other common upgrades that can be added to a Stage 1 package may include setting spark plug gap or replacing spark plugs, a high-performance air intake system, an upgraded exhaust system, and a more efficient intercooler. These upgrades help to increase the engine’s intake and exhaust flow, resulting in better engine breathing and improved power delivery.

It is important to note that any modifications to your vehicle’s engine can potentially affect its reliability, emissions, and warranty. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a reputable tuning company that has experience with your vehicle and can provide you with a custom-tailored tuning package that meets your specific requirements and goals.

Overall, a Stage 1 tuning package can be a great way to increase the performance and fun-factor of your vehicle, but it is important to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before making any modifications to your vehicle.

Stage 1 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap)
  • Spark Plug replacement and gap set

A Stage 2 tuning package typically involves more extensive modifications to the engine and other performance components compared to a Stage 1 upgrade. This can include additional upgrades to the intake and exhaust systems, as well as upgrades to the intercooler, fuel system, and ignition system. 

With a Stage 2 tuning package, you can expect a significant increase in power and torque output compared to a Stage 1 package. However, these modifications may also require changes to the engine’s ignition and camshaft timing, and may require other adjustments to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

It is important to note that a Stage 2 tuning package can have a significant impact on your vehicle’s emissions. Therefore, it is important to choose a reputable and experienced tuning company that can provide you with a custom-tailored package that meets your specific goals and requirements.

If you are considering a Stage 2 tuning package, it is recommended to have a thorough consultation with the tuning company to discuss the potential risks and benefits, as well as any necessary modifications to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Additionally, it is important to ensure that any modifications comply with local emissions regulations and safety standards.

Stage 2 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap)
  • Spark Plug replacement and gap set
  • Cold Air Intake Upgrade
  • Cat-Back Exhaust Upgrade

A Stage 3 tuning package for a would typically involve significant modifications to the engine and other performance components, such as upgrading the turbocharger, intercooler, fuel system, intake and exhaust system, and other critical components. This level of modification may also require engine block reinforcement, depending on the driver’s perfromance requiremetns, as well as upgraded drivetrain and suspension components to handle the increased power output.

With a Stage 3 tuning package, you can expect a significant increase in power and torque output compared to Stage 1 or Stage 2 upgrades. However, this level of modification is not recommended for daily drivers, as it may result in reduced reliability, increased emissions, and decreased drivability in traffic.

It is important to note that a Stage 3 tuning package may also void your factory warranty and may not be legal in all jurisdictions. Therefore, it is important to choose a reputable and experienced tuning company that can provide you with a custom-tailored package that meets your specific goals and requirements, while ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

Overall, a Stage 3 tuning package for a vehicle is a fairly serious upgrade and should only be considered by experienced and knowledgeable enthusiasts who are willing to accept the risks and compromises associated with this level of modification.

Stage 2 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap)
  • Spark Plug replacement and gap set
  • Cold Air Intake Upgrade
  • Intercooler Upgrade
  • Turbo-Back Exhaust Upgrade
Kia Cerato GT 1.6T Stage 3 Tuning Package

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Customer Reviews

Kev Cracknell 10/2020

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Thanks Jordan for the great advise and fantastic results you and the team delivered in our new 2020 Land Cruiser Sahara. From my first phone call Jordans knowledge and experience shone through, he took the time to make recommendations give us options and explain the process and answer all our questions.We would certainly recommend for any performance work. The difference in our Land Cruiser with the new DPFs and Tune is amazing.

Tony Conlan 11/2020

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I recently had a new high flow DPF fitted to my 76 series LandCruiser. In the lead-up, I received prompt and detailed responses to all of my questions and it was easy to arrange a booking. Jordan's workmanship is neat and professional. I was also satisfied with the cost to have the work completed. The replacement DPF has resulted in smoother power, a noticeable improvement in fuel economy and resolved the excessive heat issue with the old DPF. I have no hesitation recommending.

Paul Webb 11/2020

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Just had my Ranger Px Mk2 Tuned by Jordan . What a terrific improvement to my vehicle. Much smoother to drive and a nice improvement to it’s power for towing . Excellent and honest advice, from start to finish . Very Happy .

Tim Miles 11/2020

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Very happy with the service, Jordan's communication with the customer is excellent, great knowledge and workmanship. Highly recommend.

Budgetmoto 11/2020

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I took my Hilux in to Jordan a bit unsure, if I was doing the right thing. I explained what I wanted and he delivered everything I asked for and more. Unbelievable improvement I actually love driving my car now. Well worth the money and I would recommend them to anyone.

Damien Goossens 02/2021

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I called as i was concerned about the performance of my BT50. I spoke to Jordan . He was amazing from the fisrt contact. My Bt50 was blowing smoke and running a bit rough. After a very quick diagnosis Jordan advised I had 2 injectors that were in very bad condition and leaking . after he provided me with some photos and a great explanation of what was needed along with a quote. I agreed to go forward with the repair. Jordan also replace the timing belt and advised of a couple of things to look at at next service. My BT50 is now running great. Its responsive , runs clean and sounds good again.
Jordan done a great job and end cost was slightly less then quote..
I would highly recommend this business to anyone
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Demi J 08/2021

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Jodie Carl 02/2021

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Thank you! They were very helpful in my unique situation recently and helped me with exactly what I needed and more on the Dyno.. very friendly, great customer service and professional staff, was a pleasant experience. I will be going back for anything needing service from DTB, highly recommend! Great work guys and good luck in your new location looks great.👍👍👍👍👍

Rhys Gooding 01/2021

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I recently had DPF problems, called up Jordan and he was more than accommodating to fit me into his busy schedule. He explained the issue and provided me with several options and got my car back on the road ASAP.
Would highly recommend Jordan and will not take my car anywhere else from now on!

Steve Williams 03/2021

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