Kia Technology Options

Kia Technology Options

In addition to the usual infotainment and safety gadgets, Kia offers a wide range of cutting-edge innovations to energize your everyday drive. Take a look at what you can expect from your brand new Kia.

Uvo Infotainment

There are three Uvo infotainment suites, each with their own set of features. Choose between eServices, eco, and luxe for the bundle of infotainment that best suits your personal tastes and budget. Uvo comes standard with a wide range of essentials, and the eco and luxe suites deliver extras to enhance your overall experience.

Uvo eServices

The basic Uvo infotainment package provides wide-ranging features, from emergency services to a teen curfew smartphone alert. Here are some of the highlights:

    • Roadside Assistance: Push a button and connect to help, 24-seven. This feature sends your location, so all you have to do is sit back and wait for the Calvary to arrive.
    • 911 Connect: When an airbag deploys, Uvo automatically calls 911 and sends your vehicle's location to the emergency response team.
    • Hands-Free Calling and Texting: Keep both hands on the wheel and use the voice controls to make calls and send texts.
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Services: Use your favorite smartphone apps with succumbing to distraction.
    • Parking Minder: With your Uvo app, you can save your parking location and set meter reminders and parking times.
    • My POIs with Send-to-Car: Use the Uvo app to save your favorite places, then get turn-by-turn directions to them from your Uvo infotainment system.
  • Curfew, Speed, and Geofence Alerts: Keep tabs on your teen with these features, which send you a smartphone notification if your teen breaks curfew, goes over the speed limit, or violates set boundaries.
  • Vehicle Diagnostics with Critical Diagnostic Alert: Press a button to run a diagnostics test. Schedule any needed services from the central touchscreen or Uvo smartphone app. If there are any critical issues, the critical diagnostic alert will let you know.

Uvo eco

The Uvo eco suite includes all of the eServices features and adds a number of new ones designed to help you maintain your plug-in hybrid Kia. Here are a few of the eco suite highlights:

  • Charging Status Control: Use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to check on your Kia's battery status.
  • Charge Schedules: Set your Kia plug-in hybrid to charge during off-peak hours to maximize your savings.
  • Locate Charging Stations: Use this feature to locate the nearest charging station and replenish your battery ASAP.
  • Remote Locking and Unlocking: Now, when you can't remember if you locked the car door, the solution is simple. Use your Uvo eco smartphone app to ensure the car is locked.
  • Remote Climate Controls: Use these controls to remotely start your engine and adjust the climate controls for a crisp, cool cabin or a warm, cozy one.
  • Find My Car: Now you can locate your Kia remotely and even get directions to it. If you've got to lend your Kia to friends or family members, this feature gives you peace of mind.

Uvo luxe

This suite of infotainment features includes everything you get with eServices and enrolls you in Kia's Prestige Club. Membership gives you access to Kia's call center for extra help when you need it. Uvo luxe also includes remote engine start-stop capabilities. Learn more:

  • Prestige Club Membership: This gives you access to Kia's luxury services call center, which offers the resources and information you need to make the most of your on-road experience. It's like having your very own Kia concierge.
  • Remote Engine Start-Stop: Use the Uvo luxe smartphone app to fire up the engine from afar. Also included are Remote Climate Controls, so you can adjust the cabin temperature to offset a hot parking lot or a freezing rain.

Kia Drive Wise

Kia Drive Wise is a suite of safety features, all of which are designed to monitor the road and alert you to potential trouble. This technology keeps you on your toes. And, by helping you avoid just one accident, it pays for itself. This safety suite includes:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking: In the face of an accident, this system automatically applies the brakes to reduce the risk of damages.
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control: Using radar, this technology maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front of you, slowing or accelerating accordingly.
  • Forward Collision Warning System: When it detects a possible frontal impact, this system warns you to slow down.
  • Lane Departure Warning System: Should you accidentally swerve from your lane, this system supplies both an audio and visual alert.
  • Blind Spot Detection: When a vehicle or other object enters your blind spot, this technology lets you know about it.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: This technology detects objects moving into your path, helping you back out of a parking space with heightened awareness.
  • Rear Parking Assist System: Before you back into a space, rear parking assist detects any objects in your path.
  • Surround View Monitor: Enjoy a bird's-eye view of your vehicle as you maneuver in and out of a tight spot.