Kia Announces Apple CarPlay Support for 2017 Sportage and Sorento, 2016 Optima

Kia Announces Apple CarPlay Support for 2017 Sportage and Sorento, 2016 Optima

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Kia has announced that the 2017 Sportage, 2017 Sorento, and 2016 Optima will support Apple CarPlay.

The 2017 Sportage and 2016 Optima, when equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3, will be offered with Apple CarPlay compatibility when the vehicles arrive at Kia retailers during the second quarter. Additionally, customers who have previously purchased the 2017 Sportage or 2016 Optima equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3 will be provided with a downloadable update via myuvo.com that will be available beginning in the third quarter. Currently on sale, the 2017 Sorento is the first Kia vehicle to be offered with CarPlay support and other models in the Kia lineup eligible for the CarPlay update will be announced at a later date.

"The arrival of CarPlay compatibility follows on a promise we made when Optima launched last year. These running changes and available downloads will seamlessly bring iPhone's easy-to-use interface and functionality to our newest and best-selling models," said Henry Bzeih, Managing Director Connected & Mobility Services, KMA. "Kia is taking the UVO platform to yet another level of enhancement by extending the customer's personal mobility technologies safely and easily into a Kia vehicle. CarPlay will bring an additional element of convenience while maximizing the benefits of connectivity."

By connecting the iPhone into the USB port, users are able to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic conditions and more. CarPlay also features hands-free support via Siri voice control or the vehicle's controls and touchscreen.


Kia Announces Apple CarPlay Support for 2017 Sportage and Sorento, 2016 Optima
King Rollo - May 16, 2016 at 9:10pm
Great so a great technology in a cheap junk car lol
My247wireless - May 16, 2016 at 1:19am
2016 Tahoe
(^_^) - May 14, 2016 at 2:29am
Does anyone know only 3 row cars (like large sub) that supports CarPlay or eventually will. Any brand will do.
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