Apple CarPlay in New Kia Vehicles
As a car dealer here in California, we know just how much people love their Apple products. From phones to tablets to computers, Apple has had the field covered from a technology standpoint. Now the iconic brand is looking to stamp its mark on the automotive market with its Apple CarPlay interface. Well, after months of waiting, we are happy to say that you will now be able to get Apple CarPlay in new Kia vehicles going forward.
What is Apple CarPlay?
Now with this being a new technology, we understand that many of you may not be familiar with Apple CarPlay yet. This system is similar to the UVO eServices infotainment system, which allows drivers to perform basic functions such as making phone calls, sending messages, accessing apps, and streaming music. Apple CarPlay will essentially do all of these same functions, but on a familiar Apple interface. The apps will be the same as what you see on your phone, which will allow it to be more user friendly to some users.
What Kia Vehicles Will Get Apple CarPlay First?
As you may have seen, some new Kia vehicles have already been advertised as having Apple CarPlay available later in their production. The 2017 Kia Sportage and 2016 Kia Optima are two vehicles that will have Apple CarPlay equipped first. The updated 2017 Kia Sorento will also have the technology available through the new UVO3 infotainment system. Going forward, it is safe to say that most new vehicles that Kia updates will have Apple CarPlay available in them.
If You Recently Bought a Kia, Can You Get an Apple CarPlay Upgrade?
If you have already purchased a 2017 Kia Sportage or a 2016 Kia Optima with the compatible navigation system, then you will be able to download Apple CarPlay for your vehicle through myuvo.com. Be sure to check back in there to see when the download is available.
Have Questions? Feel Free to Ask!
If you have any questions about Apple CarPlay in new Kia vehicles, please feel free to reach out to one of our Kia Marin sales team members. We can even set up a time to demonstrate how the system works for you!