What Is Kia UVO?

December 11th, 2018 by

Kia UVO eServices with Navigation

Kia UVO is an infotainment system and smartphone connectivity interface available on select Kia models in the United States. Kia UVO offers security tools, climate controls, and a whole lot more—all accessible via the UVO remote smartphone app. Although features and availability will vary depending on which Kia vehicle you choose to drive, most UVO systems are paired with an easy-to-use, high-resolution, customizable touchscreen, which centralizes the controls for all of your favorite features and amenities. With UVO, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of Android Auto®, Apple CarPlay®, Siri® Eyes Free, and Bluetooth® Hands-Free technology.

Kia UVO Voice Commands

In today’s Kia models, the standard Kia UVO system tends to be paired with a 7-inch touchscreen, and all UVO-equipped models offer Advanced Voice Controls for your settings, entertainment controls, and Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone. You can even make hands-free calls using the technology. In this, it reflects the heritage of the original Kia UVO (Your Voice) system, which debuted in 2011.

Kia UVO eServices with Navigation

Within a few years of the initial UVO system’s introduction, Kia had introduced UVO eServices, a subscription-free collection of convenient tools that could be controlled using the UVO eService app. Today, this upgrade survives in the form of Kia eServices with Navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen. One of the advantages that Kia UVO eService offers over comparable systems is complete integration with Google technologies like Google Maps and Parking Minder. 911 emergency services and roadside assistance are also made possible by UVO location services. If you have a younger driver in the family, UVO eServices allows you to set a curfew and speed alerts to ensure good behavior on the roads around the Middlefield region.

On top of all this, UVO eServices make it easy to run vehicle diagnostics and schedule a service appointment at your local service center. Since the Preston Kia service department employs specialized Kia technicians and only uses genuine OEM Kia parts, we recommend that you come to us for repairs and maintenance.

How Do I Activate Kia UVO eServices?

No subscription is required to activate Kia UVO eServices. You can set it up in your vehicle by taking the following steps:

  • Press the hard key labeled, “i”
  • When the menu appears, press “setup” on the UVO interface touchscreen
  • Select “UVO eServices”
  • Select “UVO eServices Activation” from the next menu
  • Press “Activate,” and you’re ready to link a compatible smartphone with your UVO system.

Find a Vehicle with Kia UVO at Preston Kia

Kia UVO eServices and Kia UVO eServices with Navigation are now available on almost all of the new vehicles in our lineup. When you shop with us, you can bring home this advanced infotainment interface in a model you’ll love, for a price that’s hard to beat. Contact us today to ask questions or learn more about how Kia compares to Hyundai cars. We can also help you compare the Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla! Today’s the perfect day to get a hands-on feel for UVO.

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