What’s new with the 2019 Kia Optima sound system?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima, Technology on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 6:22 pm
2019 Kia Optima exterior front fascia and drivers side

If you’ve been following the 2019 Kia Optima, then you’ve probably heard somewhere that it has a revamped sound system. Of course, with the upcoming 2019 model, the Optima seizes the opportunity to optimize the UVO infotainment system. Not that it was a bad sound system, but there is always room for improvement, and that’s exactly what happened. So, what’s new with the sound system for the Optima? Let’s find out!

UVO infotainment system

The Optima is the first Kia vehicle that will utilize the restructured UVO telematics and infotainment system. It was restructured into a tiered system that will not only make it more efficient, but allows an easier understanding for those using it.

That means it will be easier to use the in-vehicle entertainment systems, which also includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto® connectivity for some trims.

This UVO infotainment system has something that is called UVO play. This system links your compatible phone to the speakers of your car. That means that you can accept and receive calls, text messages, and play your music, all through the speaker system in your Optima. It can also potentially help keep your attention on the road, instead of focused on your phone.

The UVO Play is the lowest part of the tiered system and is standard on the LX trim of the Optima. The next level, UVO Link, contains features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto®, and is standard on the SX and EX models. As you might imagine, the tiered system means that you’ll get more features in the UVO infotainment the higher up go in the Optima trims.

UVO Link with Navigation is the top tier, and is standard for the SX and SXL trims, and an option for those who are interested in the EX with the Premium Package. It has all the features of the lower tiers of the UVO system that we’ve already spoken about, as well as some additional features, like Navigation. Hence the name.

2019 Kia Optima exterior back fascia and passenger side

2019 Kia Optima interior front cabin seats steering wheel and dashboard

Read More: What are the specs and features of the 2019 Kia Optima?

Where can I find the 2019 Kia Optima?

As you know, the 2019 Optima hasn’t been released yet. However, keep your eye on Moritz Kia. We’ll let you know when it arrives! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

2 Responses to “What’s new with the 2019 Kia Optima sound system?”

  1. mike cullen says:

    volume on driver side very low on recorded live music is there any way to balance it and raise drivers side speakers

  2. Andrew Woz says:

    I have the lowest tier radio KIA offers in y 2019 Optima. Is there anyway to get it upgraded?

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