Of course, that just begs the question ‘what kind of imports are we talking about?’ Broadly speaking, vehicles imported into the UK are either Parallel Imports or Grey Imports.
Grey import vehicles are those which were never officially sold in UK dealerships, such as certain high-spec Japanese and American cars. These are the ones that require special insurance cover. Parallel Imports, by comparison, are your Peugeots, Volkswagens and Fords. These don’t typically cost much more to insure than a domestic model of the same type.