Does the Kia UVO infotainment center have Apple CarPlay capability?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 6:42 pm
2019 Kia Forte dashboard and touchscreen display

Beginning on select 2019 Kia models like the 2019 Optima, 2019 Soul, and 2019 Sorento, Kia debuted a new UVO infotainment system structure with three organized tier levels that they hope will make the shopping process for a new Kia car or crossover a little easier. Learn more about the UVO system’s three tier levels and what features are included in each below.

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What features are included in each of the three Kia UVO tiers?

UVO Play Features

UVO Play is the first tier in the UVO system. While UVO Play will have the smallest number of overall features, drivers will be pleased to know that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both supported at this level for hands-free access to your favorite smartphone apps. A few other basic features like radio presets are also included.

UVO Link Features

2019 Kia Forte touchscreen display with Apple CarPlayAlong with the basic features and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability enjoyed in UVO Play, UVO Link also provides a handful of additional premium features like digital vehicle diagnostics and maintenance alerts that can be accessed via the UVO app on compatible smartphones.

UVO Link with Navigation Features

Like the name suggests, the UVO Link with Navigation tier is very similar to the mid-level UVO Link tier with the addition of in-vehicle navigation. This navigation system is built into the UVO system and does not need a smartphone or data to work.

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Are you interested in a new Kia car or crossover with modern connectivity? Let the team at Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX help you find your match with a model that provides the UVO tier above that matches your needs. Stop by the dealership or use our online inventory pages to see our available models today.

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