It’s confirmed – the Kia Forte K3 will be known as the Kia Cerato in Malaysia. The name has been officially unveiled on Naza Kia’s website, which also reveals the sedan as being the subject in the Project C contest. Also disclosed, the launch date for the car, which is July 2.

Pre-booking for the car has begun, and a number of features on the car are teased, among them HID xenon headlamps with DRLs and an air ventilated driver’s seat for the 2.0 litre variant. The intimation – as well as that advanced by the two homologation units caught in spyshots in May – suggests two engine versions; the other should be a 1.6 litre job.

Also mentioned are rear LED combination lamps and welcome lights that illuminate the car when the keyfob is sensed as you approach the vehicle. Not long now before we get the full picture on the Cerato and what’s on it, then.