2017 Kia Sportage and Sorento, 2016 Optima Support Apple CarPlay
Earlier last year, Kia announced the Forte5, with support for Apple CarpPlay.
A few months later Kia continued their CarPlay announcements with three of its other models with support for Apple CarPlay. The first is the 2017 Sorento, which is already on sale, and the 2017 Sportage and the 2016 Optima will also support Apple’s CarPlay platform, as long as they have the 7-inch UVO3 infotainment system, or other support navigation systems. All of these models and vehicles should be on sale by now, with CarPlay built in.
“Adding to the constant evolution in telematics and infotainment, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that 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.”
If you’re after a new Kia this year with Apple CarPlay, be sure to check out these specific models.
[Source: iPhone Hacks]