Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

17_Kia_Sportage_SX_Turbo.jpg 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo | Manufacturer

CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system or the latest version of Kia’s multimedia system, UVO3.

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Kia said that customers will be notified by the end of July via email to go to for vehicle eligibility and step-by-step instructions on the software download.

Eligible vehicles include:

  • 2017 Forte sedans and hatchbacks
  • 2015-16 Optima sedans and Optima Hybrids
  • 2015-16 Sedona minivans
  • 2014-16 Kia Soul hatchbacks and 2015-16 Soul EV electric vehicles
  • 2016 Sorento SUVs
  • 2017 Sportage SUVs

Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are smartphone integration systems that allow users to access the apps and functions of their mobile device using the vehicle’s multimedia system with greater convenience and — ideally — less distraction from the road.

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