Kia

Kia is a relatively new brand to the British car-buying public, however that is changing as the brand hits new sales records in the UK. The Korean manufacturer had not really been on Brits’ radar until the 21st century when models such as the Picanto, Rio, Sorento and Sedona started to make an impact in the new car market.

It was its second generation cars that has started to mark the brand out as a builder of quality, well-designed mainstream cars not least with the Ceed hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon (estate). Two of its latest models to receive the full make over is the Kia Carens, a compact people carrier, and the Kia Sportage, a spacious off-roader.

One of the key features of its new cars is its seven-year warranty that helps provide reassurance for potential owners.

Kia has come a long way since it started out as a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts in 1944. In 1951 it started building complete bicycles, then moved into motorcycle production in 1957, trucks in 1962 and eventually started making cars in 1974. It is now South Korea’s second largest car maker after Hyundai.

Kia Ranges

Kia Shuma II

Used price range:
£130 - £992

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Shuma II. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Shuma II reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Shuma

Used price range:
£133 - £1,100

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Shuma. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Shuma reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia Shuma...

Kia Sedona

Used price range:
£166 - £8,475

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Sedona. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Sedona reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Pride

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Pride. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Pride reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia Pride...

Kia Mentor

Used price range:
£245 - £1,602

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Mentor. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Mentor reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Magentis

Used price range:
£164 - £2,649

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Magentis. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Magentis reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Clarus

Used price range:
£164 - £1,065

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Clarus. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Clarus reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Cerato

Used price range:
£208 - £1,030

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Cerato. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Cerato reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Venga

New price range:
£15,625 - £19,520

Used price range:
£2,097 - £16,957

Vying for attention in the compact MPV segment of the market is the Kia Venga, rivalling the likes of the Ford B-Max and Citroen C3 Picasso as well as its sister car the Hyundai ix20. In isolation, the Venga’s a striking design, with a snub nose, dramatic creases in the body sides and a sharply...

Kia Soul

New price range:
£14,725 - £30,495

Used price range:
£1,950 - £21,001

The Kia Soul is a distinctive practical family car which was designed in California and unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Manufactured in South Korea, the Kia Soul has been on sale here in the UK since 2009 and rivalled distinctive hatchbacks like the Skoda Roomster and Nissan Note. However,...

Kia Sorento

New price range:
£30,225 - £42,925

Used price range:
£637 - £38,184

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Sorento. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Sorento reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Proceed

New price range:
£19,240 - £23,860

Used price range:
£998 - £19,549

The Kia Proceed is a sportier version of the popular Ceed hatchback and was first launched in the UK in 2008 in three-door guise only. Available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines with power output ranging from 89bhp up to 138bhp, this was no a hot hatch. Instead, its rivals are more...

Kia Optima

New price range:
£22,260 - £33,350

Used price range:
£4,689 - £28,280

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Kia Optima. There is a full range of expert and owners' Kia Optima reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of Kia...

Kia Rio

New price range:
£12,220 - £18,010

Used price range:
£151 - £15,048

Initially launched in the UK in 2001, the Kia Rio started life as a mid-sized car that could be bought for small car cash. It was rudimentary at best and suffered with poor residual values, but since most buyers kept theirs for a long time anyway, this wasn’t a huge drawback. It was replaced by a...

Kia Carens

New price range:
£19,505 - £28,445

Used price range:
£150 - £24,380

The Kia Carens is a people carrier first offered on sale in 2000 by the Korean company. It was certainly cheap to buy, has proved reliable and has a good sized boot, but this is a very competitive market and its rivals had a much stronger package. For instance, the Volkswagen Touran and Vauxhall...

Kia Picanto

New price range:
£9,720 - £14,720

Used price range:
£378 - £12,147

First launched in 2004, the Kia Picanto is the Korean firm’s entry-level model and is a popular choice for many new car buyers thanks to its low starting price, generous equipment levels and compact dimensions. The second-generation was launched in 2011 and incorporated the ‘Tiger Nose’ grille...

Kia Sportage

New price range:
£20,305 - £34,545

Used price range:
£355 - £27,555

When the first Kia Sportage went on sale in the UK in 1995 it wasn’t a particular refined or polished family car, and its off-road ability was rather limited. It's a far cry from the versiion launched in 2010. It packs great looks, roomy interior, lots of kit and is well built to provide a great...

Kia Ceed

New price range:
£18,295 - £26,850

Used price range:
£645 - £20,202

Designed exclusively for sale in Europe and built at the firm’s Slovakian plant, the Kia Ceed range of family cars is up against stiff competition, particularly from the likes of the Ford Focus, Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf. Wanting to reflect its commitment to Europe, Kia decided to...