Who are Kia?
Starting out as a bicycle part manufacturer back in 1944, Kia moved on to motorbikes and trucks, then eventually car production in 1974.
Now part of the Hyundai Motor Group, Kia has taken the European market by storm and has grown to become Korea’s second largest car manufacturer after its parent company Hyundai.
Although still relatively new to the British market, Kia has become a genuine option for the informed car buyer, thanks to competitive pricing and their famous ‘seven year warranty’ that guarantees total peace of mind.
Models range from the stylish, well-equipped Rio supermini, to the rugged and spacious Kia Sorento 4x4. The Sportage SUV offers great value for money, with low CO2 emissions, a spacious interior and a comfortable drive.
Kia are also making a name in the EV market with the release of their Optima and Niro plug-in hybrids, and a zero emissions electric version of the Kia Soul.
Frequently asked questions
How much does a Kia cost to insure?
Thanks to sensible engines, tons of safety equipment and their seven year warranties, most of the Kia range fall into the lower car insurance groups.
However, the cost of insurance premiums aren’t just based on insurance groups. You’ll also need to factor in your personal circumstances such as age, driving experience, where you live and class of use.
Our average premiums, for example, show the Kia Rio in group 2 with an average premium of £435.78**.
**Average price amount based on the top five quotes from Compare the Market data from 1 October 2019 to 1 January 2020. The average is based on all variations of the vehicle model and uses risk data from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories. You may find a cheaper or more expensive quote based on your circumstances.
Can I cut the cost of my Kia insurance?
While insuring a Kia isn’t going to break the bank, there are still ways that might reduce your premium even further, such as:
- limiting your annual mileage
- building up a good no claims discount
- if you’re a younger driver, consider a black box, telematics policy
Our top tips for cheap car insurance page offers further ways to help reduce the cost of your insurance premium.
Where can I find Kia car insurance?
As car insurance quotes vary between providers, it makes sense to shop around to find a policy that suits you and your Kia.
That’s where we come in. Using our price comparison service, you can tailor down our wide range of car insurance providers to a choice of policies that will suit your needs.
And if you’d like to see how Kia car insurance compares to other brands, check out our car manufacturers hub for details on more makes and models.