Warrington Kia Service Tips: Apple iPhone iOS 12 Versions

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Last year, Apple released its new iOS 12 version, and since then, Kia announces great compatibility with its UVO System. Why does Kia put so much into compatibility? For good reason, approximately 40% of U.S. smartphone customers use an Apple iPhone. With those numbers, it’s important for Gateway Kia Warrington Sales and Service staff to be aware of both Apple and Android technologies.

Another reason is the do-it-yourselfers. We at Gateway Kia know a percentage of customers love to play with technology, so we ensure you have the same information Kia offers our staff. With that said, this article covers iOS 12 and the changes to Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth functionality when your iPhone is connected to your Kia vehicle.

Once you’ve read this article, check out our article on using Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze.

Apple iPhone iOS 12 and Apple CarPlay

If you’re running iOS 12, you should have noticed you’re able to use Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze in Apple CarPlay.

In order to ensure you have access to this feature, please check the following:

  • your iPhone is up to date with iOS 12 or later
  • Google Maps or Waze apps are updated to the latest version. Apple Maps is automatically updated with iOS 12.

If the apps are not on the first page of the Apple CarPlay screen. You may configure the Apple CarPlay home screen by doing the following:

  • Open the Settings menu on the iPhone
  • Select General → CarPlay → “vehicle”

Touch and hold any icon on the screen, then drag to the desired location

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Please note that Siri does not integrate into Google Maps or Waze. While in Apple CarPlay, pressing the Voice Recognition hard key to give navigation commands will only work with Apple Maps. In order to use Voice Recognition on Google Maps and Waze, press the on-screen Microphone button.

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Bluetooth

After the initial iOS 12 update, the Bluetooth icon may no longer appear at the top of the phone screen. Bluetooth may be active and connected; however, this icon is no longer used to confirm Bluetooth status. In order to verify Bluetooth connection status on the iPhone:

Select Settings → Bluetooth → locate the vehicle name under “My Devices” and confirm the connection status.

In addition to this, some customers have experienced Bluetooth connectivity concerns after updating to iOS 12.0 and later versions. Basic recommendations to improve Bluetooth connectivity are shown below:

  • On the phone, toggle Bluetooth off then back on
  • Restart the iPhone
  • Delete the iPhone from the UVO or Base audio system and the car system from the phone and perform a fresh pairing
  • Reset the head unit by pressing the reset button with a paperclip or pen

Something all technology users should do is always update to the latest released iOS version. The latest version always contains connectivity and compatibility improvements for many third-party app and devices.

As with all features, Kia advises you spend time in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Warrington PA sales representative. Your Warrington representative is qualified to help you navigate new features with devices using Apple iPhone iOS 12. Gateway Kia Warrington PA follows a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Voice Recognition

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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If you have a Kia vehicle with Voice Recognition, Kia recommends familiarizing yourself with the preinstalled voice recognition system commands. A complete list of voice commands can be found here. The commands are essential to aid in hands-free media operation. Pennsylvania only bans texting and wearing headphones while driving, but Kia thinks two hands on the wheel is safer than one. Promoting safety is important to Gateway Kia Warrington Sales and Service personnel. That’s why they’ll provide you with a thorough understanding of how voice recognition works.

Starting Voice Recognition

The number one thing to keep in mind for guiding you through the onboard voice recognition system:

  • Press the “Talk” or “Voice” button on the steering wheel, and state the command “HELP” to display a list of preset commands.

Don’t forget to ask your Gateway Kia Warrington Sales and Service specialist for the voice recognition visor cards. Most importantly, once you have a visor card, do the following:

  • Look at the most called contacts on your phone.
  • Be sure full names are used and not nicknames like “Mom” or “Dad”.
  • Never use special characters or emojis in your contacts.
  • The 2017/2018 MY Sedona or Soul with Standard Audio only offers voice recognition capability through an iPhone paired and connected through Siri (Note: Non-iPhones can still be paired and connected through Bluetooth).

  • 2018 MY Rio’s with Standard Audio does not have voice recognition capability.
  • Kia vehicles equipped with CarPlay/Android Auto offer an enhanced voice recognition experience.
  • Plus, don’t forget to ask our staff for the voice recognition takeaway cards. They are found in the Delivery First display stand. The cards offer helpful tips for using Kia’s onboard voice recognition.
    • The Delivery First display stand has a scannable QR code. The QR code will open a link to a video explaining how to use the voice recognition system.

Gateway Kia Warrington PA service experts always recommend updating to the latest released iOS version on your device. The latest iOS version or operating system update contains connectivity and compatibility improvements for third-party app and devices.

As with all features, Kia recommends you spend time in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Warrington PA sales representative. Your trained Warrington representative is ready to help you operate new features using UVO and Voice Recognition. Gateway Kia Warrington PA follows a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.

Kia UVO Voice Command List

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Operating the Kia UVO Voice Command is a simple process. Kia designed its UVO touch screen operation on the complaints users reported with using other manufacturers’ touch screens. You can learn more about the UVO System and integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto here.

Using the UVO Voice Command

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  1. Press the key kia uvo voice command gateway warrington pa on the steering wheel controller.
  2. A kia uvo voice command gateway warrington pa display will be shown at the top of the screen followed by a “Please say a command” system comment.
  3. Once the icon kia uvo voice command gateway warrington pa becomes displayed, say the desired voice command (ex: “What’s Playing”)

NOTE:

  • Press the kia uvo voice command gateway warrington pa key shortly to input a voice command from among the system voice comments. The system voice instruction comment will immediately terminate.

  • To terminate the voice control system, either say “Exit” or press the kia uvo voice command gateway warrington pa key for over 0.8 seconds.

  • The system voice comment “Please say a command” will not sound when the Command Feedback option is turned off.

  • For more information on the various voice commands supported by the system, refer to the “Voice Command List” section.

Voice Command List

The voice commands for this system are divided into Global commands and Local commands.

  1. Global commands (): Commands that operate in all modes.
  2. Local commands (): Commands that operate only in corresponding modes or when screens of corresponding modes are displayed.

UVO | Operating Voice Command
General Commands
Command Operation
Exit / Quit / Cancel Terminate the voice control system
Go back Returns to the previous step.
Repeat Repeats the system prompt.
Help Provides instruction on the voice command necessary for the current situation.
Voice command feedback {on, off} Turns command feedback on/off.
Audio Commands
1. FM/AM Radio
Command Operation
Radio Plays the most recent frequency for the most
recent band
Radio {FM, AM} Plays the most recent frequency for the corresponding Band.
Radio {87.5 - 107.9} FM Plays the selected FM band frequency.
Radio {530 - 1710} AM Plays the selected AM band frequency.
Radio FM preset {1 - 12} Plays the selected FM preset.
Radio AM preset {1 - 6} Plays the selected AM preset.
What's playing? Reads back HD Radio station information.
2. SIRIUS
Command Operation
Sirius Plays the most recent SIRIUS channel.
Sirius preset {1 - 18} Plays the selected Sirius preset.
Sirius channel {0 - 223} Plays the selected Sirius channel.
What's playing? Reads back SIRIUS channel information.
3. MEDIA
Command Operation
Play {zune, iPod, USB, CD} Plays the selected media mode.
Play {BluetoothⓇ audio, AUX} Plays the selected media mode.
Play artist {artist name} Plays songs of the selected artist.
Play album {album name} Plays songs of the selected album.
Play track {track name} Plays the selected track.
Play playlist {playlist name} Plays songs of the selected playlist.
Play genre {genre} Plays songs of the selected genre
Play audiobook {title} (iPod only) Plays the selected audiobook.
Play podcast {podcast} (iPod only) Plays the selected iPod podcast.
Play composer {composer} Plays songs for the selected composer.
What's playing? Reads back the current song information.
Repeat {on, off} Turns the repeat feature on or off.
Shuffle {on, off} Turns the shuffle feature on or off.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} artist {name} Plays songs for the selected artist in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} album {name} Plays songs for the selected album in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} track {name} Plays the selected track in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} playlist {name} Plays the selected playlist in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} genre {genre} Plays songs for the selected genre in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} composer {name} Plays songs for the selected composer in the selected media mode.
Play iPod audiobook {title} (iPod only) Plays the selected iPod audiobook.
Play iPod podcast {podcast} (iPod only) Plays the selected iPod podcast.


Kia urges customers to visit Gateway Kia Warrington PA and request help from a sales or service representative to go-over their vehicle’s features. Our representatives are trained to work with you when learning new features using UVO and Voice Recognition. All staff at Gateway Kia Warrington PA ensure a “perfect delivery process” so that you always receive an excellent customer service experience.

Los Angeles World Debut: 2020 Kia Soul

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, New Model on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 6:52 PM
2020 Kia Soul Debut Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2018 – At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced a better way to roll with the world debut of the all-new 2020 Soul, a completely new yet familiar version of Kia’s beloved and award-winning urban runabout. Taking everything that helped popularize the quirky, unconventionally styled subcompact, Kia Motors poured more of its soul into nearly every inch of the vehicle, resulting in a third-generation that continues to transcend unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality.

“The Soul has been a massive success since its introduction to the U.S. market, blowing its (now defunct) rivals out of the water and establishing itself as an automotive icon with its fun-loving character and eccentric style,” said Orth Hedrick, executive director of Car Planning and Telematics. “Even with an entirely new generation of competitors now crowding the marketplace, we are confident the all-new Soul will once again prove to be a tough contender given its unparalleled style and impressive level of invigorating technology and customization options.”

Proving the point that “there is a Soul for everyone,” the normally aspirated and optionally turbocharged Soul is available in six trim levels – LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, “EX Designer Collection” – plus the all-new Soul EV (outlined in a separate press release). Pricing will be available closer to the expected on-sale date in the first half of next year.

2020 Kia Soul: Design Beyond the Box

While the Soul stays true to its design heritage with its boxy silhouette and confident stance, its newly sculpted lines, cutting-edge details, and technical lighting elements present the most futuristic, youthful and innovative Soul yet.

New exterior design highlights include:

  • High-tech front headlight configuration with connecting trim piece accentuates the width
  • Slim-design daytime running lights and turn signal indicators
  • Larger front grille with unique two-tone treatment
  • Front fenders add volume to clean and smooth surfaces
  • Roof rack mounting points
  • Three-dimensional wraparound boomerang-shaped taillights
  • C-pillars designed to resemble airplane wings
  • Signature vertical rear window and “Island” stay true to Soul design heritage
  • Distinctive C-pillar garnish features new “Soul” graphic

2020 kia soul mood lighting

Music has been an overarching theme for Soul since its inception, and it’s no different this round. For the third generation, designers and engineers turned up the volume on the interior. Drawing inspiration from the “emotional visualization of sound,” the Soul’s interior space is adorned with shapes and textures that reflect acoustic inspired elements to create a full sensory experience.

Interior design highlights include:

  • Available sound mood lighting emits soft light from the center door panels and a unique 3D pattern surface on the upper door panels, with the ability to synchronize to the beat of the music playing through the Soul’s audio system
  • Sound mood lighting features a rainbow of customizable colors
  • Available wireless charging1
  • Available dual auto climate control
  • Soul’s signature tweeter speakers

SOUL'S HIGHLIGHT – THE MOOD LIGHTING SYSTEM

Since the Kia Soul first arrived on the scene in 2009, it has established a very real and remarkable connection with music. This continues to be a core attribute of the Soul's persona and the volume has been turned up to 11 with a new mood lighting system that tailors the interior ambiance according to a variety of selectable “moods”:

Hey! Yo!
Party Time
Traveling
Romance
Midnight City
Cafe

Smart Packaging and Stronger Structure

2020 Kia Soul Body Lines

Despite its compact footprint, the Soul’s boxy dimensions continue to offer up a surprising amount of cargo and passenger space. Slightly longer than before, the 2020 Soul also features more smartly designed packaging in an effort to make accessibility even easier.

Exterior Dimensions:

  • Length: 165.2 in. [+2.2 in.]
  • Width: 70.9 in. [unchanged]
  • Height: 63.0 in. [unchanged]
  • Wheelbase: 102.4 in. [+1.2 in.]

Interior Dimensions:

  • Legroom (front / rear): 41.1 in./ 38.8 in. [+0.2 in./ – 0.3 in.]
  • Headroom without sunroof (front/rear): 39.4 in. / 39.5 in. [-0.2 in./ unchanged]
  • Shoulder room (front /rear): 55.5 in. /54.7 in. [unchanged]
  • Cargo capacity: 23.8 cu.-ft. [+ 5.0 cu. ft.]

Packaging highlights:

  • Wider and lower rear liftgate opening improves ease of loading and unloading
  • Easy grip handle on the liftgate
  • Dual level cargo board offers flexibility with the ability to accommodate taller items using the lower level setting
  • Larger front door openings as a result of sculpted front door panels

The 2020 Soul’s stronger structure benefits from increased use of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), hot stamped components, and structural adhesive. With stronger bones, the 2020 Soul is expected to achieve the highest safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Next-Gen Infotainment & Kia Drive Wise Technologies

2020 Kia Soul Infotainment

Recognizing that one’s car is an integral part of their social life, the 2020 Soul continues to surprise and delight with next-gen infotainment and technology.

  • Available 10.25-inch HD color touchscreen2with split screen function (standard on EX, GT-Line with turbo engine) and rear view monitor3 and parking guidance
  • Android Auto4 and Apple Car Play5
  • Bluetooth®6 Multi-Connection – two Bluetooth devices can be connected at the same time
  • Available 8-inch Head-Up Display2
  • Available 640-watt Harman Kardon7audio system – twice the wattage of current Soul – with an amplifier and 10 speakers including tuned center speaker and subwoofer

2020 Kia Soul Apple CarPlay Android Auto

Like other newly designed Kia models, the all-new Soul offers a suite of available Kia Drive Wise features8 including:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) / FCA Pedestrian type
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Changing Assist (LCA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)9
  • Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross Collision Warning (RCW)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

What Drives You?

2020 Kia Soul Performance

Soul enhances its fun-to-drive personality and versatility with different drivetrain combinations. From the all-new 2019 Forte, Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) is now available on the 2020 Soul for those who require efficiency with their zip. Designed and built in-house, the IVT is Kia’s unique version of a continuously variable transmission that provides an engaging driving experience.

  • 0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine + 6-speed manual transmission or Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
    • 147 horsepower, 132 lb-ft. of torque

For those that require even more zip, a turbocharged option is also available:

  • 6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I-4 GDI engine + 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
    • 201 horsepower, 195 lb. ft of torque

With the Soul’s all-new platform comes a more refined experience behind the wheel and on the road. Engineers designed suspension geometry to help quell noise, vibration, and harshness while also improving handling and comfort in a variety of conditions.

A Soul for Everyone

2020 Kia Soul GT

The 2020 Soul can be outfitted to convey one’s unique sense of style through a variety of customizable options. Aside from the all-new Soul EV that debuts alongside its gasoline counterpart, the Soul offers even more flexibility according to different lifestyles.

GT-Line

  • Sporty front and rear fascia
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • P235/45 R18 tires
  • Unique side sills and front fascia with red accents
  • Integrated fog lights on the front grille
  • Gloss black side mirrors
  • “GT-Line” badging
  • Leather-wrapped D-shaped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • The available 201-HP turbocharged engine
    • Chrome tip center exhaust
    • Larger disc brakes
    • Sport-tuned suspension

X-Line

  • Rugged body kit
    • Body cladding
    • Overfenders for a chunkier look
    • Offroad-inspired accents
    • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Roof rail inspired accents
    • Optional two-tone paint
    • Fog lights

EX Designer Collection

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with black spokes
  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • Two-tone roof treatment
  • P235/45 R18 tires

1 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for warnings and instructions.”

2 Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

2b Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation.

3 Rear View Monitor is not a substitute for safe driving, and may not display all objects behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

4 The vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android-compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

5 Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. Requires a compatible Apple device sold separately. Apple CarPlay™ runs on your smartphone cellular data service. Data plan rates apply.

6 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is pursuant to license. A Bluetooth® enabled device is required to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Wireless Smartphone Charging

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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Many smartphones users now look for vehicles with Wireless smartphone charging installed. Why? The untidy wires tangled over desks or the control panel 0f vehicles. Most customers who want this technology are confused with the basic operation, so they go back to using USB cables.

Qi wireless smartphone charging

Qi wireless charging is installed in Kia vehicles. If you’re wondering, Qi is pronounced “k-EE” but without a sharp sounding K. This charging system is an open (public) universal standard for wireless charging. It was created by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and defines wireless power transfer between two devices over a distance. The system normally uses a charging pad and a compatible device (in this case, a phone), which is placed on top of the pad.

A compatible phone or case is required

Kia requires a Qi compatible smartphone or compatible phone case. A compatible phone case is used with phones without the ability to wireless charge. Examples of Qi compatible phones that don’t require a special case or accessory, are Apple iPhone 8 or later, and Samsung S7, S8, and S9 devices.

Steps for using Wireless Smartphone Charging include:

  1. Place the phone on the center of the charging pad.
  2. Ensure the vehicle is “on” and the doors are closed for wireless charging to be available.
  3. The indicator near the vehicle charger illuminates “amber” when the phone is charging.
  4. Depending on the phone used, you may see a “green” indicator once charging is complete. Note: The indicator changing to “green” when fully charged is dependent upon the phone being used. In some cases, the indicator may stay amber even when fully charged.
  5. Some phones will not charge wirelessly when connected to the USB.
  6. Phone case thickness can impact the charge rate.
  7. Avoid placing coins, credit cards, paper clips, pens, jewelry, and other objects on the charging pad while charging.

If you have a compatible smartphone, try the Wireless Smartphone Charging for yourself!

As with all features, Kia advises you spend time in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Warrington PA sales representative. Your Warrington representative is qualified to help you navigate new features such as theWireless Smartphone Charging. Gateway Kia Warrington PA practices a “perfect delivery process” that ensures an excellent customer experience.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Connecting and Using Bluetooth

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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While receiving delivery on your new Kia vehicle, ask the Gateway Kia Warrington PA customer sales representative to explain your Bluetooth connectivity features. We’ve included the do-it-yourself (DIY) steps below, but we suggest having a Gateway Kia trained professional explain and show you how to use the options.

Pair your Bluetooth enabled smartphone(s)

Ensure your contacts download successfully.

To start the pairing process, press the green or white “Call” button on the steering wheel or the PHONE hard key on the radio/navigation.

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gateway kia warrington bluetooth

From your phone, turn Bluetooth on and search and select your vehicle’s name on your phone. Choose the name that matches the name on the radio/navigation screen (Kia Motors).

Next, follow the instructions on the phone to confirm the passkey displayed and select “OK” or “Pair” on the phone to complete the pairing process.

Be sure to allow your “phonebook download” or “contact sync” on your phone, and accept all requests for future auto-connection.

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If you require more specific instructions to pair and connect additional phones, we suggest referencing the vehicle’s user manual.

Don’t be concerned if you see an error while connecting Bluetooth, there is a simple fix. Delete your phone name from the Kia onboard screen and delete your Kia vehicle name from your phone’s Bluetooth list. Then, turn your phone off and back on and begin the pairing process from the start. This will establish a new connection.

Pairing in a vehicle with Premium Navigation (AVN 5.0):

Pairing in a vehicle with UVO eServices System or UVO Link (UVO 3.0 or Display Audio 1.0):

Pairing in a vehicle with UVO Play (Display Audio 2.0):

Pairing in a vehicle with Standard Audio System (Audio 4.0):

How to place a call

You can place a call either by using the green or white steering wheel control “Call” button, the touch screen, or the voice recognition (if equipped).

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How to receive a call

You can receive a call using the onboard touch screen or the same green or white steering wheel control button.

How to stream audio

After connecting your phone to your Kia vehicle via USB or Bluetooth, and setting your phone to allow streaming, press the “Media” button to find Bluetooth Audio Streaming mode.

Media Volume

Ensure that the listening volume on the phone is turned up (Bluetooth streaming is dependent upon phone volume level).

Connecting Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

If equipped, see our Kia Service Tips article on using Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze.

Using the new text messaging feature

If you own a 2019 Optima, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Niro EV, or K900, you will be able to send and receive text messages directly through your vehicle with a smartphone connected via Bluetooth. You must have an active UVO subscription in order for this feature to function.

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Note: The texting feature is device dependent; users with Android smartphones have full access while iPhone users only have “Read” access.

Keep in mind that Bluetooth functionality and compatibility depends on your phone and operating system version. We recommended you keep your phone updated with the latest released operating system version. This helps both Kia and phone manufacturers continue to correct issues and add new features.

Interested in other Quick Tips for using your Kia features? Check back often to see our latest articles, or email your Gateway Kia Warrington PA customer service representative with comments or questions. Here at Gateway Kia Warrington, we aim to provide you with the best customer service. If you’re searching for Kia dealers in PA and live close to Gateway Kia Warrington near Philadelphia, stop in and experience our dealership for yourself.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: Navigation Using Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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Vehicle manufacturers today add more features such as Apple Maps to capture your attention and business. One of the most sought after features was onboard navigation, but now customers want Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These software options allow motorists to connect their mobile devices and operate specific installed apps. Kia recognized this need and immediately made Android Auto and Apple CarPlay part of its family of advanced technologies.

Access to these options can be found in vehicles equipped with UVO Play, UVO E-services, UVO Eco and UVO Link. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, customers now have access to their Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze app features.

Those vehicles equipped with UVO Link with Navigation, UVO Eco with Navigation and UVO E-Services with Navigation cannot use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but have access to Kia’s factory-installed navigation system.

  UVO Play UVO Link UVO Link w/ Navigation UVO Eco UVO Eco w/ Navigation UVO E-Services UVO-Eservices w/ Navigation
CarPlay X X X X X X X
Android Auto X X X X X X X
On-Board Navigation X X X

Connecting Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

Making the connection between your mobile phone and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is simple. All you need to do is follow the required steps. If you like doing things yourself, we’ve included videos below to guide you through the process. The alternative is you ask your Kia Warrington PA sales or service representative to make the connection for you.

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Entering an address or destination in navigation while driving

Depending on the model vehicle and phone, you may only be able to give voice commands for entering a destination. Before accessing your device or UVO settings, we suggest you first press the voice recognition button on the steering wheel. This enables the vehicle’s voice commands so you can enter a destination while in motion.

This is applicable for the onboard navigation system, Apple CarPlay with Apple maps, Android Auto with Google Maps, and Waze.

We stress enabling and using your hands-free voice command feature with navigation. If you don’t have voice recognition, we highly advise pulling over and stopping in a safe area, such as a parking lot or rest stop, and manually input the address information.

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There are exceptions, that is, if the steering-wheel voice recognition button does not work with your desired mobile app. If this is the case, we suggest trying the in-app microphone button.

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gateway kia warrington apple google waze

Need additional instruction on setting up the factory navigation system? You can watch UVO Link/UVO Eco/UVO eServices with Navigation (AVN 5.0) for all models except for K900 and Rio.

Want more Quick Tips on how to use your Kia installed options? Then check back often to see the next post or email your local Gateway Kia Warrington PA customer service representative with your comments or questions.

Here at Gateway Kia Warrington, we strive to give you the best possible customer service. If you’re searching for Kia dealers in PA and live close to Gateway Kia Warrington near Philadelphia, stop in and experience our dealership for yourself.

Warrington Kia Service Tips: UVO Play

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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When new features or technologies are released, such as the UVO Play, Kia guarantees training materials for Gateway Kia Warrington PA Sales and Service personnel. Kia believes it’s important for all staff to be familiar with features, technologies, and their functionality. Familiarizing staff is intended to ensure you receive a clear explanation of operation during the delivery process or questions after the sale.

Intro to UVO Play

In this article, we’re discussing the factory audio units. Kia’s newest base audio platform is the UVO Play, introduced in the 2019 Sorento. The UVO Play may look identical to other Kia infotainment systems installed in certain vehicles. However, the functionality between these systems are very different.

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UVO Play / Display Audio 2.0 (UMa)
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UVO 3.0 with eServices (UMa)

Some of the functionality differences between them include:

Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

The UVO Play is the first base audio unit to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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Voice Recognition

The UVO Play system supports Voice Recognition through an iPhone connected via Bluetooth. With a long button press (1 second or more) of the voice-button, customers are able to use Siri Eyes Free. Siri Eyes Free is an extension of Apple’s Siri functionality. The extension enables voice control of an iOS mobile device linked to a car’s in-dash audio system. Voice recognition is provided through and dependent upon the mobile device.

The UVO Play also supports Voice Recognition through an iPhone or Android device and connected via USB.

Gateway Kia Warrington PA Service Tips UVO Play
Gateway Kia Warrington PA Service Tips UVO Play

SiriusXM

Please note, SiriusXM is not a feature in this system. Customers may still listen to AM and FM frequency bands. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible with some music apps. We suggest downloading them to your mobile phone and testing the features.

Gateway Kia Warrington PA Service Tips UVO Play

Kia suggests you sit in your vehicle with your Gateway Kia Warrington PA Sales or Service specialist and explore their new UVO Play audio unit for yourself. In doing so, they will help you navigate the different features and provide a high-quality customer experience during Kia’s perfect delivery process.

Chicago Auto Show 2019: 2020 Kia Sportage Debut

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, New Model on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 2:00 PM
2020 Kia Sportage Chicago Auto Show

An SUV with European design and rugged capability

  • New front and rear fascias add more aggressive flair
  • Updated option package enhancements add comfort and convenience features
  • New S trim includes sporty exterior and interior design elements

CHICAGO, February 7, 2019 – The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage made its debut in the Windy City today, boasting a bold new look, a new S trim, more convenience and available driver-assist features, and a standard 8-inch touchscreen for LX, S, and EX variants.  Following the introduction of the upcoming Telluride1, Kia’s largest SUV, the Sportage appeals to those who don’t need or want the space of a larger vehicle but place a high value on Kia’s cutting-edge design, available AWD2 capability and convenience.  Set to go on sale in the first half of 20193, pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Euro-focused Design

The design language around Sportage has always been distinctly European and the 2020 model carries on the tradition. From the first pencil stroke, it was meant to convey the kind of presence associated with sweeping, thought-provoking curves and an equally aggressive stance.

2020 Kia Sportage Exterior

The significant exterior design changes for 2020 include:

  • New headlights with available LED turn indicators
  • Redesigned projector-beam fog lights
  • Available LED headlights with available LED fog lights
  • New front grille, bumper, air intake, and skid plate
  • Newly designed 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • A redesigned rear bumper and skid plate
  • New exhaust tip design
  • Redesigned tail light trim
  • A new metallic Steel Grey exterior color

2020 Kia Sportage Interior

The 2020 Sportage interior design is lightly enhanced and includes:

  • New available SOFINO leatherette seating surfaces
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay4and Android Auto5, available modem-enabled telematics6, and available navigation7
  • The newly designed steering wheel and vent bezels
  • Available smartphone wireless charging tray8

Engineered for Confident Capability

Along with the new S trim, Sportage is offered in LX, EX and SX variants in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Two engines are available: a 2.4-liter GDI producing 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. or torque or a 2.0-liter turbo GDI that’s good for up to 2409 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Kia Sportage Turbo Engine

New to the Sportage is a number of available drivers assist features:

  • Driver Attention Warning10
  • Lane Keeping Assist11
  • Smart Cruise Control with Start & Stop11
  • Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection11
  • High beam assist12

For more information and latest updates on the 2020 Kia Sportage, please contact your Gateway Kia Warrington PA sales representatives. Gateway Kia Warrington PA practices a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an exceptional customer experience. Visit Gateway Kia of Warrington, our representatives are qualified to assist you with all your Kia needs.


* The Sorento and Optima GDI (S, EX, SX, and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from the U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 The 2020 Telluride is expected in spring 2019 with limited availability.

2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

3 The 2020 Sportage is expected in spring 2019 with limited availability.

4 Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. Requires a compatible Apple device sold separately. Apple CarPlay™ runs on your smartphone cellular data service. Data plan rates apply.

5 The vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android-compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

6 Purchase/lease of a new 2020 Kia Sportage vehicle with UVO link includes a complimentary one-year subscription starting from new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer. After your complimentary one year, UVO link subscription expires continued access to UVO link will require a paid subscription at the then current subscription rate or your use of UVO link will immediately terminate. Use of UVO link is subject to agreement to the UVO Privacy Policy available at https://owners.kia.com/us/en/privacy-policy.html and Terms of Service available at https://owners.kia.com/us/en/terms-of-service.html. UVO is transferrable to subsequent owner during the original UVO link service term. Only use UVO when safe to do so. UVO app is available from the App Store® or Google Play™ Store. Kia Motors America, Inc. reserves the right to change or discontinue UVO at any time without prior notification or incurring any future obligation. Message and data rates may apply. Cellular and GPS coverage is required to use most features. UVO features may vary by model, model year, and trim level. Features, specifications, and fees are subject to change. For more on details and limitations, visit your authorized Kia dealer. Google and logos are trademarks of Google, Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc.

7 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.

8 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for warnings and instructions.

9 SX Turbo with AWD has 237 horsepower.

10 Driver Attention Warning is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

11 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

12 High Beam Assist is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Always check road conditions and use caution.

When Is The Kia Telluride Coming Out?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information, Uncategorized on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 8:18 PM
Gateway Kia PA 2020 Telluride

The SUV market just got a little tighter with Kia’s new three-row seating 2020 Telluride. The biggest question SUV drivers have is, “When is the Kia Telluride coming out?” It was only late last year we were informed the big, bold, and boxy SUV is on its way. Now, we’re here to tell you the midsize luxury 2020 Telluride is here in the U.S. and being assembled at Kia’s manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia. So, be on the look-out because Gateway Auto Sales in Warrington PA will be receiving a limited inventory of Tellurides in February.

Gateway Kia PA 2020 TellurideWhen the 2020 Kia Telluride goes on sale this year (pricing will be announced near the on-sale date), it will be available in four trims, LX, EX, S and SX. The first option an SUV enthusiast ordering a Telluride is whether to have front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive. The three-row SUV already comes with comfortable seating for up to eight occupants (includes the driver), a powerful 3.8-liter GDI V6 with 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, commanding exterior design, a premium interior filled with technology to enhance comfort, convenience, utility, and both driver and passenger experience. What more could you ask for?

In the beginning, we said the SUV market just got a little tighter. This is true. Since their cinema appearances, the large dark SUV with tinted windows became an American icon. Used by special branches of law enforcement and the criminal underworld alike, that dark, bold, and boxy stance represented influential power. “The Big Three” car companies, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler relished in sales and led the American market. But times have changed, they are challenged annually for control of the SUV market. Enter the 2020 Kia Telluride.

However, the Telluride is not a full-size luxury SUV. It is a midsize three-row SUV pushing the limits of its dimensions into the American full-size market. Originally, there was much controversy over whether the Telluride was a full or midsize SUV. It’s larger than the majority of its midsize competition, and slightly under the mark of it full-size leaders.

2020 Kia Telluride: American Design for Americans

As the tag line states, the Telluride is “Designed in America for America.” This is a first for Kia, it was imagined and designed at the Kia Design Center in Irvine, CA. Designers thought the SUV should meet the legendary SUV concept as we mentioned above. A big, bold, and boxy SUV having the ability to travel anywhere and accomplish anything. Designers also thought the Telluride should hold an ample amount of refinement. In addition to the bold stance, the smooth body lines and transitions suggest a posh interior. This is hinted through the:

  • Long broad hood and wide grille
  • Bold stacked headlamps convey power and stability
  • Upright windshield and clean side profile conveys muscular tension
  • Inverted “L” tail lamps with LED stripes
  • Sculpted rear skid plate with integrated twin exhaust tips

With those strong exterior accents, the 2020 Telluride is sure to have an equally impressive interior that demonstrates a high level of sophistication and elegance. To name a few high points of interior design, upon opening the front door to the Telluride, you immediately see Kia designers had luxury vehicles in mind when they incorporated:

  • Grab handles integrated into the center console
  • Wide console emphasizing the horizontal by artistic use of premium trim features
  • Spacious cabin for generous hip, shoulder, leg, and headroom, including in the third row

If you want to see the Telluride interior for yourself, schedule an appointment today with Gateway Auto Sales in Warrington PA. And, if you are wondering “when is the Kia Telluride coming out” it is this February 2019.

Designed to be Fearless and Proficient

One thing is evident, the Telluride is a cutting-edge SUV designed to perform in a number of driving conditions and environments. Producing an SUV offering the ability to operate in different environments and over various terrains with confidence gives Kia the edge they need for leading the market. The equipment giving rise to the Telluride’s versatility and performance is an Atkinson Cycle LAMBDA II 3.8L V6 GDI engine, producing 291 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm. The powerful V6 matched with Kia’s 8-speed automatic transmission, which is delivered through the front wheels (or all wheels) and a self-leveling rear suspension, launched the Telluride into position an effective contender.

Superior Comfort, Safety Features, and Driver Assistance Systems

Kia styled the Telluride interior with an upscale attitude, premium materials, attention to detail, and features promoting extravagance and utility. To name a few:

  • Double-stitched, quilted and extra-padded Nappa leather trim upholstery
  • Interior hooks to keep packs and bags off the floor and away from feet
  • Available heated and ventilated first and second-row seats
  • Ceiling-mounted second-row climate control
  • Reclining third-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped, heated, tilt and telescoping steering wheel

As with all Kia models, the 2020 Telluride includes the “Kia Drive Wise” suite of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems. It’s also packed with amazing high-tech automotive technology. Of the lengthy list of standard and optional equipment, here are some highlights:

  • Available 10.25-inch color touchscreen with rearview monitor and parking guidance
  • Available 630-watt, 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system (AM/FM/SiriusXM8) with  Quantum Logic
  • Surround Sound and Clari-Fi
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available wireless smartphone charging
  • Available six total USB charging ports – two in each row. Five ports are standard
  • Available multi-Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows two phones to connect simultaneously

What we found Kia most attractive is the assortment of technologies and additional Kia driver-assistance systems never seen before. So, they are a first for Kia’s SUV lineup. Some of the options designed into the 2020 Telluride are:

  • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear (BCA-R)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Driver Talk
  • Quiet Mode
  • Rear Occupant Alert

Lastly, we’ll have a limited delivery of the 2020 Kia Telluride but you can order any of the four trims, LX, EX, S and SX with an option of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Again, if you’re curious when is the Kia Telluride is coming out, it will be on the showroom floor this February 2019. Contact Gateway Auto Sales in Warrington PA and make reservations for a special viewing!