People like you love their smartphones and, often, need them for important phone calls, keeping track of important calendar events or just listening to your favorite tunes. If you have an iPhone or Android model, then you might already know about the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, the two apps that allow you to access many applications from your smartphone using your car's interface.

However, if you've recently purchased a new Kia model or are thinking of purchasing one from Koons Kia of Woodbridge, you might be wondering which Kia models are compatible with either of these two apps. Well, we want to help you in any way we can with making your Kia model as entertaining and convenient as it can be, so let's go over all that the Kia brand's UVO eServices system can do for you, when it comes to setting up your smartphone.

The UVO eServices System for Maximum Infotainment

The UVO eServices system is an infotainment system developed by Kia Motors America in order to allow the driver to fully integrate their smartphone into their Kia model's interface, allowing them to make hands-free phone calls, stream music and access other applications such as navigation and weather updates. If you recently purchased a new Kia model that has the UVO infotainment system already installed, that's perfect, because your Kia model is already compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The UVO system comes standard on most 2017-2018 Kia models including the:

  • Kia Cadenza
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia K900
  • Kia Soul
  • And Kia Rio

However, this system might not be available in certain trim levels, so be sure to ask your sales representative which models offer the UVO eServices system.

Hands-Free Convenience for Your New Kia

Once you have the UVO system installed on your new Kia, using Apple Car-Play or Android Auto is as simple as downloading the application on your smartphone, hooking up your phone to the auxiliary jack and following these simple videos for setting up these applications on your Kia model. If you have any troubleshooting questions, or would like to know more about the UVO system, give us a call here at Koons Kia of Woodbridge at (703) 494-3333.

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