The old days of road travel were only a decade or so ago and often saw entertainment limited to what was on the radio or what you had in your CD wallet. Information was likewise scarce, seeing navigation in the form of printing directions off a website or relying on a roadmap – neither of which accounted for construction, accidents or detours. Additionally, if you wanted to safely send a text message, you had to pull over to the side of the road and do so on your phone.
These days, information and entertainment are easy, safe and full of ways to spend your hours behind the wheel and ensure your secure arrival. With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, the best applications from your smartphone are projected to your car’s infotainment system in a familiar interface, allowing you to access podcasts, audiobooks and radio from around the world for entertainment and real-time maps for navigation. More than other manufacturers, Kia is all about value and offering these features.
Standard on trims
|2019 Kia Rio/Hatchback||S/All trims|
|2019 Kia Forte||All trims|
|2019 Kia Optima||All trims|
|2019 Kia Cadenza||All trims|
|2019 Kia Stinger/GT||All trims/All trims|
|2019 Kia K900||All trims|
|2019 Kia Soul||+ and !|
|2020 Kia Soul||All trims|
|2019 Kia Niro/PHEV||All trims/All trims|
|2019 Kia Sportage||EX and SX Turbo|
|2020 Kia Sportage||All trims|
|2019 Kia Sorento||All trims|
|2019 Kia Sedona||All trims|
|2020 Kia Telluride||All trims|
As you can see from the above chart, Kia is all about filling their lineup with value courtesy of standard technology like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. Both these features work to keep you safe and happy behind the wheel, letting you access important information and entertainment without needing to take your eyes off the road.
Looking at this chart also shows us that Kia is working to expand the user-focused capability of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto into their entire 2020 lineup.
If you’re interested in this innovative technology and would like to see it in person or try it out with your own smartphone, we’d love to help. As Tampa Bay’s largest inventory and lowest-priced Kia dealership, we’re able to help you find a Kia model that best matches your needs and includes Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
For more information on these innovative technology features or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!