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About Cockram Kia

Cockram Kia is one of the South Island’s largest Kia dealerships, with one of Christchurch’s longest established service centres, and a team of truly dedicated and passionate people. Join us as Kia goes from strength to strength in innovative design and popularity in the New Zealand car market every year.

Cockram Kia, the home of Kia in Christchurch and the Canterbury region.

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Our Story

The Power to Surprise

Cockram Kia is driven by ‘the power to surprise’. After opening our doors in 2010, we’ve grown leaps and bounds ever since, becoming a mainstream New Zealand brand. We’re excited to make Kia a part of your life. Whether it’s Kia’s trendy style, its world-renowned reliability (number one in JD Power Dependability Surveys), or perhaps the 5 year warranty, Kia vehicles seem to attract some really lovely and genuine people.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kia family soon.

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Our Community

Kia Owners Group in Christchurch

If you’re in Christchurch (or nearby) and own a Kia (or want to!) feel free to join our Kia Owners in Christchurch Facebook group, and invite others who may benefit from it. Ask questions of other Kia owners and share your photos and stories.

Join our Kia Owners in Christchurch Facebook group

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Kia in New Zealand

Creating Equal Opportunities in Sport

At Kia we’re committed to supporting worthy causes in our local community, including the Halberg Foundation. A Foundation set up by Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) in 1963 that aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders through sport and recreation.

Read more on our blog >

Why not get involved too? Discover how you can, donate, bequest or volunteer your time.

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Vehicle Sales

Every Vehicle Cared For

At Cockram Kia we have all your new Kia models available to test drive, from the compact Picanto hatch, to the the all new Seltos or the 8-seater Kia Carnival. Plus, EVs and Hybrids such as the EV6 and Niro range. We also have an excellent range of pre-loved vehicles (a range of makes and models).

View our new Kia or pre-loved range today.

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Servicing & Parts

That Kia Family Vibe

Our friendly team of Service and Parts specialists are ready to welcome you to our dealership. While we take care of your vehicle, enjoy our modern customer lounge with complimentary coffee, wi-fi, and charging points to pass the time.

Contact our Service or Parts team.



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PO Box 22482, Christchurch

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Cockram Kia
321 Moorhouse Ave
Christchurch 8011

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Call 03 366 2644
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Monday-Friday: 7:45am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm