I just purchased my wife a Cerato here in Australia ($AU18990) very cheap the closest in price for the same type of car was the Hyundi Alantra ($AU24990). I can say I had been looking for about 4 months and the Kia range seems to be the best for , power - weight, cost - value, fuel - Mileage etc.
The Hyundai people have a similar style car over here - can't remember which one, but it's £2k more expensive. Mind you, it does have a 5 year warranty - which is bloody impressive as a sign of their confidence in it.
The £2k price tag is likely to keep the Cerato in pole position for me - being a tightwad!