Kia Car Keys and Smart Keys

If you own a Kia you will know that they are generally very cheap to run but when they go wrong, parts can be expensive – including the keys.

This is particularly true with the newer models like Kia Niro and Kia Sportage some of which use smart keys. These are very convenient as you just jump in and press the start button and off you go. However, people do tend to misplace this type of car key more often .. and when you do the price from a Kia dealer can be a shock.

We can help get you back on the road if you lose you Kia keys whether it is a Smart key, a flip-out type remote key, or an older key with a separate remote fob. Some Kia cars, like the Kia Picanto still use a basic transponder key (i.e. you open the door manually) these keys do still contain a transponder which will need programming in order to start the car.

Kia car keys and smart keys, like those of many modern vehicles, have evolved to include advanced features for convenience and security. Here's an overview of Kia car keys and smart keys:

  • Traditional Key: Many Kia vehicles come with a traditional physical key that can be used to manually unlock and start the car. These keys have a transponder chip inside, which communicates with the car's immobilizer system to allow or prevent engine ignition.
  • Keyless Entry: Kia offers keyless entry systems in many of its models. With keyless entry, you can unlock the car by simply pressing a button on the key fob when in proximity to the vehicle. This feature enhances convenience, especially when your hands are full.
  • Smart Key: Kia's smart key technology takes keyless entry and ignition a step further. Smart keys have a proximity sensor that detects when the key fob is in close proximity to the car, allowing you to unlock the doors and start the engine without removing the key from your pocket or bag. Smart keys often include additional features, such as remote start and power tailgate control.

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Problems we can help with:

  • Locked out of my Kia
  • Lost my Kia key
  • Need a spare Kia car key
  • Kia smart key programming

Kia Models Covered

Kia has been selling cars in the UK since the early 1990s, and has become a popular car brand in the country. Kia is known for its stylish and reliable cars, as well as its competitive prices. Kia has also been a pioneer in the electric vehicle market, with the EV6 being one of the most popular electric SUVs on the market. We cover a broad range of sold and discontinued models such as:

Kia Models in the UK Today (2023)

  • Kia Sportage: Compact SUV that is popular with families and active individuals.
  • Kia Niro: Hybrid SUV that is available in three different powertrain options: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric.
  • Kia EV6: Stylish and sporty electric SUV.
  • Kia EV6 GT: High-performance version of the EV6.
  • Kia Picanto: Subcompact car that is perfect for city driving.
  • Kia Stonic: Subcompact SUV that is stylish and fuel-efficient.
  • Kia XCeed: Crossover SUV that offers the best of both worlds, with the space and versatility of an SUV and the agility and handling of a hatchback.
  • Kia Soul EV: Fully electric SUV with a funky design and a long range.
  • Kia Sorento: Midsize SUV that is spacious and comfortable.

Kia Models Discontinued in the UK

  • Kia Venga: Subcompact MPV that was discontinued in 2019.
  • Kia Rio: Subcompact car that was discontinued in 2021.
  • Kia Cerato: Compact car that was discontinued in 2021.
  • Kia Proceed: Shooting brake version of the Ceed that was discontinued in 2021.
  • Kia Optima: Midsize car that was discontinued in 2021.
  • Kia Stinger: Fastback GT car that was discontinued in 2021.