Are you considering taking out a Kia lease deal? If you are, but you're not quite sure where to start, we're here to help. Kia is one of South Korea's top manufacturers, with their models being some of the most popular in the UK at the moment.
At LeaseCar, we're the UK's leading car leasing site - we've been in the game for a long time, making us experts in securing customers their dream cars.
Leasing is one of the best ways to get yourself a brand-new car, as the process is both cheap and efficient. It's becoming increasingly popular as time goes on, with many people now choosing to lease a car instead of purchasing one outright.
Kia is one of the most well-known car brands in the world.
Based in Seoul, Kia is the second largest car manufacturer to emerge from South Korea after Hyundai, Kia’s parent company. In 2021, Kia increased their global sales by 6.9% to 2,775,056 cars, showing that their popularity continues to soar.
Kia makes many different car models, with some of their highest-selling cars including the Kia Sportage, the Kia Picanto, the Kia Niro and the Kia Ceed. The vast range of models that Kia produces means there really is something for everyone, no matter what size or type of car you're interested in leasing.
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As Kia is one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world, there are many different models to choose from, with each one being slightly unique. Different models have contrasting features and will be popular with differing demographics. For example, larger models such as the Sorento might be more suitable for those with large families.
The statistics for 2021 show that the most popular model sold that year was the Kia Sportage SUV, selling 363,360 units in total over the year. The Seltos SUV and the Forte sedan were also very popular, selling 298,737 units and 240,627 units, respectively.
At LeaseCar, the Kia Sportage is one of our most popular cars, with the brand-new edition being the fourth generation of the range. To find out more about our Kia lease deals for this model, head to our dedicated Kia Sportage page.
At LeaseCar, we have an excellent range of Kia cars available to lease, with something suitable for everyone, no matter what you need a car for.
We understand that it can be hard to choose which car is right for you, so we've listed some of our more popular Kia lease options below for you to browse at your leisure.
And if you find that you need a little more advice, contact us today and one of our friendly, professional advisers will help you to make your decision!
The Stinger is perfect for all you petrolheads, boasting fantastic entry-level engine choices. The basic petrol version comes with a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo, whereas the diesel model comes with a 197bhp 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. This model also has a V6 twin-turbo, which packs a whopping 3.3 litres and gives 365bhp, featuring a top-end speed of 168mph.
Rear-wheel drive means this car drives smoothly, with adaptive suspension and the ultra-light steering system being added benefits. The luxurious Stinger looks beautiful inside and out and is also suitable as a family car, due to its 5-door capacity.
There are three main variations we offer:
The GT S - The GT S version offers adaptive shock absorbers, a Brembo braking system and upgraded suspension, as well as adjustable lumbar support and the amazing Harmon-Kardon sound system.
The GT Line S - This model boasts a whole host of different features, including a sunroof, LED headlights, ventilated front seats, a 15-speaker sound system and a 360-degree surround-view camera, making it a fantastic option for those interested in technology.
The GT Line - The GT Line model also has a selection of luxurious attributes. These include full leather seats, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and a rear-view camera.
The Kia Ceed is one of the most popular models at the moment, with several different versions available, suiting every possible need. The estate model is roomy and has plenty of headroom and legroom, perfect for any family.
The Kia Ceed Estate is also one of the safest small estate cars on the market at the moment, with some of its high-tech safety features including:
If you're looking for something a little smaller, the hatchback model may be more suitable. The Kia Ceed Hatchback is just as reliable as the estate version but comes in a compact size, allowing for easier parking and storage.
The Kia Sorento is a large SUV vehicle that allows up to seven passengers to cruise along in style. This makes it the ideal car for those with a larger family, or if you have a lot of goods to transport.
Every model comes with four-wheel drive as standard and is extremely capable off-road, perfect for those with a sense of adventure. This car is powered by a 2.2 litre CRDI diesel engine that delivers 197 bhp - manual and automatic transmissions are also both available.
The large design of the Sorento also means there is plenty of legroom and headroom, allowing for a relaxed journey - wherever you're going!
The new Sportage is the fourth generation, considered to be a market leader in the SUV Class. It was created by exclusive automobile designer Peter Schreyer, so there's no need to compromise on style or space!
Due to this car’s larger size, there's plenty of room for the whole family, with ample space for all your luggage too. The Kia Sportage also has four different engine sizes available, giving you a great deal of choice.
In the crowded market of family SUVs, the Sportage’s sleek design gives it that extra edge. This Kia model is a great option that bridges the gap between comfort and cool.
The Kia Picanto is one of the mainstays of this automobile brand, loved by many drivers across the country. It won the What Car? award for 'Best Used City Car' in 2019, showing just how amazing this model truly is.
The Kia Picanto is an outstanding car for urban driving, with its sleek hatchback design well suited to zipping in and out of busy traffic. It comes in two different engine sizes: a 1.0 litre or a 1.25 litre, so it's better matched for city living.
The Kia Picanto has fantastic safety features:
ISOFIX child seat fixtures
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) from model 3 up
Auto door unlock in the event of a crash
We have three models available for you to hire:
Picanto 2 - This model features basic climate control, electric windows and mirrors, a fantastic stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity and 14" alloy wheels.
Picanto 3 - This is an update from the Picanto 2, with upgrades apparent across every aspect of this car. Some of the improved attributes of the Picanto 3 include 15" alloy wheels, a high-spec six-speaker audio system, and AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking).
GT-Line - The GT-Line is a more stylish and sporty alternative, including improvements to the upholstery, re-shaped bumpers and tail lights, 16" alloys, twin tailpipes and flared wheel arches.
The Kia Niro is an amazing estate car for those looking to be more sustainable. If you opt for the Niro, you’ll have the choice of either a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid.
If you opt for the hybrid-only version, it’s powered by a petrol engine, as well as a small battery and electric motor, which reallocate energy that would normally be lost from the car.
The plug-in hybrid model is similar but has a larger battery that can be plugged in to charge, allowing you to travel for up to 30 miles without petrol. As well as being more suitable for the environment, this can help you to save money that would otherwise be spent on fuel.
The Kia Niro also has a stunning look, with minimal body lean. It's perfect for both rural and urban driving, giving you the best of both worlds. Its size makes it suitable for any modern family, with ample storage space in the boot.
These are just a selection of the fantastic Kia cars we have available to lease - if you'd like to find out more, contact us on 0344 745 1818.
Kia has built up a fantastic reputation over the years, based on its strong core values, as well as its limitless capacity for innovation in design and technology. This innovation includes their commitment to adding high-end gadgets and car safety features – many of which are fitted as a standard.
Kia’s wide range of vehicles means that, no matter your needs, you’ll have plenty of choice.
Or do you want a more affordable family hatchback that has an amazing safety record? The Kia Ceed is perfect for you.
For something a little more majestic, you should check out the Kia Stinger Saloon - these luxurious cars are perfect for long-distance travel. If you're sustainably minded, the Kia EV6 is an all-electric vehicle that took home the ‘Car of the Year' gong at the prestigious 2022 What Car? Awards.
Kias are also extremely reliable and were ranked in the number one spot for the 2022 J. D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), so you really can't go wrong with this modern car brand! Their combination of values, style, performance and safety is perfectly tuned for today’s drivers. Kias are cars for customers who are interested in more than just bland statistics.
Whichever model you choose to go for, you're sure to find yourself feeling extremely happy with your lease! But if you need a little more encouragement, we've listed some of the main benefits of choosing to lease a Kia below:
Kia has a unique business management philosophy that embraces full accountability, realising potential and practising humanity.
These three key phrases are encapsulated in the following mantra: ‘Building a new future and realising humanity's dreams by thinking creatively and tackling challenges head-on.’
The Kia team are also well-known for their core values:
Placing the customer first at all times
Communication and collaboration
Respecting talent and developing potential
With a company founded on such rock-solid ethics creating exceptional cars, the sky really is the limit - the brand is expected to continue its meteoric rise over the coming years.
Kia's range of cars is designed with impeccable style in mind. According to the brand’s top designer, Peter Schreyer, ‘it’s all about the simplicity of the straight line.’
Running your hand over the simplistic curves and delicate creases on any Kia model will remind you of those words. There’s nothing aggressive, complex or 'shouty’ about this car brand, making it a suitable accompaniment to any journey.
Everything works well together - it’s understated and evocative, but that's all part of the charm.
Kia is one of the few car manufacturers who cater to every type of driver - so whilst their cars may not be sports cars, they still have their own unique beauty. You can choose from a range of different trims and colours, giving you a high degree of customisation with your lease car and allowing you to express your individuality in style.
For those of you that want something a little more flash, the Stinger is perfect, available in a classic saloon style. It's designed to compete with the more expensive luxury brands, with the opulent leather interior showing that this is one car that looks good, inside and out!
Safety is another cornerstone of the Kia range. With models performing so consistently well, the brand has developed an excellent reputation for both safety and reliability. For many years running, Kia has been voted as one of the safest car brands across the car market.
The majority of their cars have been granted a five-star safety rating from the American NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Administration), as well as the European organisation Euro NCAP (the European New Car Assessment Programme).
The Sportage model has also ranked particularly highly for safety within Europe, making it the perfect car to lease for those with a more safety-conscious mind.
There are several features that make Kias so safe to drive, making them worthwhile cars to lease - particularly if you have a young family that will be using your car a lot. One of the main factors here is the way they're made, with their focus on a strong body design having a great impact on safety.
Kias tend to do well on crashworthiness scores - crashworthiness refers to how much the car retains its shape during an accident. Again, their design can take credit here, with approximately 30% of the body made from ultra-high tensile steel - one of the strongest forms of steel in production at the moment. Kias are therefore more likely to retain their shape in the event of impact.r.
Kia also integrates an ever-expanding range of driver-assist technologies in their vehicles, helping you to anticipate and prevent accidents. The Kia DriveWise system is the company's flagship enterprise and includes assistance features like:
DriveWise helps to protect passengers, pedestrians and other drivers, making it a great driving assistant for any British driver.
There are many reasons to lease a car instead of using finance or buying one. We've created this handy section so you can see if leasing is the right option for you.
If you do decide you'd like to secure a Kia lease deal for the next few years, contact us today to see what we can offer!
The chief benefit of leasing a car is that it allows you to drive new vehicles without having to pay the full cost upfront - you can also easily swap to another new car after a few years. With most finance types, there's often an expectation for the driver to purchase the car at the end of the process.
However, when you lease a car, you can give the car back after the entire lease period has ended. Once your lease has ended, you can either renew your contract or open a new one if you fancy an upgrade..
With leasing, you also don't need to worry about selling the car at the end of the lease period and there is no large initial cost at the start. You often have to pay a deposit when you buy a car outright, which is not applicable when you lease.
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is a tax required for all vehicles that produce emissions, levied by the British government. The amount you pay depends on the vehicle you drive - cars with lower emissions typically have a lower rate of VED to be paid each year.
The registered keeper is required to pay VED each year - however, when a car is leased, it technically belongs to the leasing company. Because of this, most hired cars will come with the tax pre-paid as part of your monthly rental. You should double-check this before leasing your car, as it's illegal to drive without the VED being paid.
You'll usually need to pay for your own insurance, although some leasing companies may pay for it - again, this is something you need to check. At LeaseCar, we offer a 'Total Care' service, which includes insurance.
When you start a Kia lease deal with us, you'll also get a warranty as part of the package, covering repairs to the vehicle.
The length of the warranty will depend on the manufacturer and the package you go for, but it’ll usually cover you for a span between one and five years.
A warranty protects you from any manufacturing faults that occur from mechanical failure - so if you have an accident and damage is caused, you'll usually need to go through your insurance instead.
There are three main types of warranty on the market::
A manufacturer's warranty - This type of warranty is included with new cars. As all our cars are classed as new, you should get a manufacturer's warranty, which will usually cover you until the lease ends. You may only be covered up to a certain mileage, so it's important to read the terms and conditions before applying for a lease.
An after-market warranty - An after-market warranty is usually provided by a third-party company after the original manufacturer's warranty has expired. It's typically taken out on older cars, particularly if you're looking to purchase your car after the lease has expired. There may be certain servicing and mileage terms to adhere to in order for the warranty to stay valid.
Breakdown cover - The last option you can take out is breakdown cover. This will usually be through a company like The AA or Green Flag, offering roadside assistance and breakdown cover. Some manufacturers also offer breakdown services - Kia offers their own roadside assistance service system. Most companies will only cover you for mechanical failures and you'll often need to upgrade the policy to cover you further away from home, so this is something else you need to research first.
When you decide to lease a car from LeaseCar, a warranty will be included. To find out more about our warranties, contact us and we'll be able to advise accordingly.
Before deciding on a Kia lease deal, it’s important to understand what leasing is and how it differs from car finance. Understandably nowadays, less and less people are buying vehicles outright, instead choosing to use a finance or leasing option - this can often be more viable financially, as it means you don't need to pay the full amount upfront and have easy access to upgrades.
There are several different types of finance, but the main gist of it is that you make monthly payments over a set period of time, with the ultimate aim being to own the car at the end of it. If you lease a car, however, you don't own the car at the end of the period - in this way, leasing is more like renting.
A third option that combines the two exists, known as PCP (Personal Contract Leasing). PCP is technically a finance lease, in which the car is hired for several years. At the end of this period of time, you can choose to either give the car back or pay what is known as a 'balloon payment', allowing you to pay the final outstanding sum and keep it.
To find out more about our Kia lease deals, contact our team today!
At LeaseCar, we've been in the car business for years, helping many satisfied customers to realise their dreams of driving a top-notch new car. As the UK's leading car leasing site, there are many benefits to using us, with our experience within the industry being just one clear advantage.
Whether you’re set on Kia or keen to explore other options, we offer a huge range of car leasing and contract hire options from every car brand imaginable.
We also offer the most comprehensive car directory available on the web, making us market leaders in the leasing world. Our five-star Trustpilot score speaks for itself, showing many happy customers over the years.
If you'd like to find out a little more about the process of leasing a car with us, head to our How Does Car Leasing Work? page.
If you run a business, you might be interested in hiring a Kia for work purposes. As they're such reliable cars, a Kia would be perfect for just about any industry!
Our business contract hire option is perfect for an expanding company, allowing you to change contracts to a new car as soon as your current lease ends.
The standard time span for a business lease is usually between 24 to 60 months. All of our business hire leases are fixed for the entire lease period, and there will also be a set mileage period.
One of the main benefits of leasing a car for commercial use is that you can claim back 100% of the VAT, making for a worthwhile advantage!
If you think your business could benefit from leasing a car, please contact us today on 0344 745 1818. Alternatively, you can also speak to us on Twitter (@LeaseCar_UK).
One of the first things to do before applying for a lease is to make sure that you're actually eligible. Every company will have different rules - at LeaseCar, we consider a wide range of circumstances when deciding whether or not to grant a car lease.
Whilst you can legally drive a car at the age of 17, most financial institutions won't allow you to use their services until you're at least 18. You'll also need a good credit report to lease a car. Younger people are less likely to have built up a credit score, so this may also affect you, depending on your age and financial circumstances.
However, most providers will take into account the whole picture, including your income and your debt history. Whilst we do offer leasing deals to younger customers, some of our products have a minimum age limit of 23 - for example, our leasing and insurance service. There's also a maximum age limit of 67 for our leasing and insurance service - however, there isn't an upper age limit for our general leasing packages.
If you'd like to find out more about whether you're eligible to lease a car with us, contact us today!
If you've had a browse through our available cars and would like to find out more about taking out a Kia lease deal, you've come to the right place! We're one of the oldest, most trusted car leasing companies in the UK and we’ve been supplying vehicles for 25 years, so it's fair to say that we know what we're doing.
The process is fairly easy - all you need to do is browse the available cars on our website to find one that's perfect for you. Once you've chosen the Kia you'd like we'll do the rest, working out the right lease package for you.
If you're ready to get started on your leasing journey, get in touch by calling 0344 745 1818 and we'll find the perfect car for you!