2017 Kia Sportage, 2016 Optima To Feature Apple CarPlay | Edmunds

2017 Kia Sportage, 2016 Optima To Feature Apple CarPlay

IRVINE, California — The 2017 Kia Sportage SUV and the 2016 Kia Optima sedan will be offered with Apple CarPlay compatibility, Kia Motors America announced on Thursday.

The connectivity upgrade allows users to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages and get directions while cutting down on driver distraction.

The vehicles must be equipped with a compatible navigation system or, in the case of the 2017 Sportage, with Uvo 3.

The two are on sale now at Kia dealerships.

Customers who have previously purchased those vehicles will be provided with a downloadable update via myuvo.com that will be available in the third quarter.

Kia will roll out other models with the CarPlay update later.

The list of vehicles that offer CarPlay continues to grow. It includes the 2017 Acura NSX, 2016 Buick LaCrosse, 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Volvo XC90.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers who value connectivity will appreciate these Kia vehicles with Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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