What Kia vehicles have Apple CarPlay?

Kia Motors recently announced that it would be introducing Apple CarPlay to its lineup of vehicles. Many drivers are curious about what kind of impact this will have on Kia vehicles and what new capabilities will now be made possible. Today we’re going to help you learn more about this new technology by answering the question, “What Kia vehicles have Apple CarPlay?”.

What are the benefits of Apple CarPlay?

Kia is constantly upgrading its UVO infotainment system to best meet the needs of drivers. This latest update includes iPhone interface and integration with Apple CarPlay support. Kia Motors announced that the 2017 Sportage and 2016 Optima will be the first vehicles Kia vehicles to offer Apple CarPlay when equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3. In addition, customers who have previously purchased either of these vehicles, will have access to a downloadable update that will be available beginning in the third quarter. Kia recently announced that the 2017 Sorento and 2017 Forte will also have Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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So what exactly is the advantage of having Apple Carplay? Apple Carplay provides a smarter and more convenient way to use the iPhone in the car. CarPlay gives drivers the ability to access the device’s seamless user interface through Kia’s UVO infotainment system. By connecting the iPhone into the USB port, users are able to make phone calls, access music send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic conditions and more while keeping your attention on the road. Apple CarPlay even features hands-free support via Siri Voice Control or the vehicle’s controls and touchscreen.

If you are interested in learning more about Apple CarPlay or the other technologies available on new Kia vehicles call or visit Gateway Kia of Warrington. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We can even help you schedule a test drive here in the Philadelphia, PA area. We also invite you to check back here for more Kia news.

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