What is Kia Connect?

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A common question we are asked at Riverside Kia is, “What is Kia Connect?” The Kia Connect suite keeps you safe, connected, and entertained in Corona and beyond. Want to know more about how to use Kia Connect or the various Kia Connect features? The guide below from Riverside Kia is a great overview of what you can expect when you get behind the wheel of a new Kia vehicle.



Kia UVO vs. Kia Connect: What’s the Difference?

What are the differences between Kia UVO vs. Kia Connect? Kia Connect has replaced the UVO system in recent models. Kia Connect has kept what Fontana drivers loved about Kia UVO, but it also has some noteworthy upgrades as well. Let’s take a closer look at these advanced Kia Connect features.

New Kia Connect Features:

  • Kia Stolen Vehicle Recovery System:This system assists law enforcement in the recovery process thanks to location sharing and immobilization capabilities.
  • Map Over the Air (OTA) Updates: This system monitors street conditions, traffic, and more and then provides you with real-time updates about the best routes to follow.
  • Fully Refreshed Kia Access App: The newly refreshed Kia Access App on your smartphone gives you the ability to remotely lock/unlock doors, adjust climate control, and much more through your phone or smartwatch.

Other Great Kia Connect Features

  • Wi-Fi Hotspot 4G LTE: Enjoy connectivity for up to five devices.
  • Enhanced Voice Assist: Use voice commands tocontrol climate settings, steering wheel heat, your audio system, and more.
  • On-demand Find My Car with Surround View Monitor: This feature employs the vehicle cameras to capture images of the vehicle’s surroundings. It will then display them in the Kia Access App or Kia Owner’s Portal.
  • Connected Routing: This cloud-based system determines the best route using AI learning.
  • Last Mile Navigation: Get walking directions for up to one mile away from your car.
  • Connected Weather: Have access to real-time weather information for over 25,000 cities.
  • 911 Connect and Enhanced Roadside Assistance: If your airbag deploys, this system automatically contacts 911 through a built-in modem. It also makes it possible to contact roadside assistance in minor emergencies.
  • Smart Speaker Integration: Use the smart speakers on compatible devices to remotely control certain functions in your vehicle like remote start.

See How to Use Kia Connect with a Test Drive

So, what is Kia Connect? It’s a feature that makes driving safer and convenient for San Bernardino drivers. You can see how to use Kia Connect when you visit Riverside Kia or set up a test drive. Contact us today for details or continue your Kia research.


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