About Used Kia
If you want to see real bold design and smart product planning, look no further than Kia. The range is, at present, split between old Kia and new Kia; with models like the Picanto, Rio, Venga, Sportage, Sorento, Soul, cee'd and Optima representing the new and the Carens and Sedona the not-quite-so new.
First established in 1944, the company has gone from strength to strength. Having undergone a programme of accelerated development, it is South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer. Kia’s used cars are reliable, making them a great choice for first-time buyers.
Most popular used Kias for Sale
- Picanto [city car]
- Rio [supermini]
- Venga [supermini MPV]
- Soul [supermini MPV]
- cee’d [family hatchback and estate]
- Optima [medium range]
- Sportage [compact 4x4]
- Carens [compact MPV]
- Sorento [4x4]
- Sedona [large MPV]
Used Kia buyers can find value right across the range. The 3-door Pro Cee'd is a handsome hatchback that’s a true pleasure to drive as its design is well-toned and comes with an array of high-tech features.
The second-generation Kia Picanto is a functional and super-cheap city car. The new model is longer in wheelbase and overall length than its predecessor. It’s safe and practical design makes it ideal for any used car buyer.
Don't overlook the much-improved Sportage. The latest Sportage, built from 2011, is a really tidy bit of design and the 2.0-litre CRDi engine that powers it offers plenty of torque for off-roading or towing.
The new Kia Soul is another model that's worth looking up. It has appealed to younger, urban buyers and its squared-off styling has succeeded where similar designs from other manufacturers have failed. It's just another example of Kia's deft design touch.
What awards have Kia picked up?
Kia have been claiming well-known awards for many years, as early as 2003 in fact. Some of its latest ones include the Kia Sportage being labelled “Car of the Year” and “Best Medium SUV” in the Diesel Car Awards. The Sportage also came first in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study while the Picanto was named as the ‘Most Dependable City Car’.