Whether you choose Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Electric or Combustion: The possibilities of the UVO App and Kia On-Board Services are versatile and extensive, making the most of your Kia experience.
You’ll never walk alone: Park your Kia, let the UVO App take you by the hand, and show you the fastest route on foot from your Kia to the final address.
Always in in the know: Monitor vehicle location, driving time, driving distance and top speed in the UVO App, no matter who’s driving your Kia. All while keeping your onboard data protected.
Stay in your comfort zone: Restore all your vehicle settings with ease after somebody else drives your Kia. With the UVO App, all your preferences are just one tap away.
Climate makes comfort: For fully electric models, you can remotely activate, set and schedule climate control, so it's just right when you get in.
You got the power: With plug-in models, you can remotely start, stop and schedule battery charging process and see your battery's status at a glance.
A feature you can't lose with: Find your car anywhere with the Locator function – ideal if you parked your Kia in a large car park.
Your way, all the way: Plan and set your journey in advance with the UVO App, then send it seamlessly to your Kia’s navigation system.
Always on top of things: Get an overview of key elements of your car´s status such as ignition, fuel or battery charge level, as well as door and window lock, seating, and lights.
Let your stats speak for themselves: Get a summary on your previous journeys, including average speed, distance driven and time in transit.
Protection is key: You can remotely lock & unlock doors of your Kia via UVO App without a key or fob5.
Always know what’s ahead: Take the fastest route and avoid traffic jams using cloud-based live and historic traffic data.
A seamless plan: View your smartphone's calendar on your navigation screen and let it guide you straight to the location of your upcoming appointments.
Looking for a place to eat, a local business or somewhere special to visit? All this regularly updated information and more is easily accessible via Points of Interest in the Kia On-Board Services.
To help you park your car swiftly, the system will indicate parking areas before you arrive at your destination. It will show potential on-street parking spaces based on historic data, and off-street parking with colour-coded availability, including locations, details and prices.
Let your voice be heard. The incorporated voice recognition system acts out your commands so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the action.
You’ll also be alerted to a whole range of speed cameras, including mobile and stationary ones, as well as restricted access zones. The system can even take into account areas where accidents are particularly common and warn you about these accident black spots.
Let your Kia give you a push: Notifications will let you know whenever the car alarm is triggered and share a set of personalized notifications from Kia as well as important insights and diagnostic information about your Kia.
Is your weekend away going to be sunny or a washout? Better check the three-day weather forecast. Just type in your destination to view a complete summary, including minimum and maximum temperatures, wind speed and chances of sun or rain.
The online directory displays the locations of charging stations for Plug-in models as well as other details such as payment methods, plug availability and compatible connector types.
Just go where it's low. Fuel prices of the nearest patrol stations are automatically updated to Kia On-Board Services so you can plan refueling stops accordingly.
With UVO CONNECT, car connectivity is as easy as it is amazing. In this tutorial, we show you how to make the most of your Kia with UVO CONNECT.
And you can also pass it on: reselling your Kia within the warranty terms and the new owner will also benefit from the remaining time or mileage. It’s just one of the great benefits of the Kia Promise- giving you greater value for longer. With Kia you get 7 years of driving pleasure, 7 years of fun, 7 years of adventure, excitement and exhilaration. Not to mention 7 years of lower running costs and 7 years peace of mind... For full details, terms & conditions please follow the below link.
UVO is not just a phone app. UVO is a telematics system that is integrated into the vehicle.
The UVO telematics system allows direct vehicle connection to Kia Live Services and also allows you to control aspects of the vehicle, from a smartphone, using the UVO app.
The UVO app is available for both iPhone and Android.
The simplest way to check this is to look at the multimedia touchscreen and look for the UVO icon. If it’s not there then the vehicle is not fitted with the UVO telematics system.
UVO connect uses an e-SIM which is embedded into the telematics system and is connected directly to a cellular data provider.
You can activate UVO on your vehicle and access the Kia Live services (Navigation, Traffic Data etc.) without using a smartphone.
However to use the remote access features you must download the app onto a smartphone and set up an UVO account.
Access to the Kia Live services from your vehicle is free for 7 years. Please refer to the Legal Disclaimer on this page for further details.
If using UVO remote services from your smartphone you may use some of your mobile data and this may be charged to you, depending on your network plan.
Kia have partnered with Vodafone to provide UVO with the cellular data.
So, you can access UVO services from anywhere in Europe where Vodafone, or one of its partners, operates.
To allow others to share your vehicle and access its UVO features, from their smartphone, they must firstly download the app and setup their own account.
You can then share access to the vehicles data and remote features with them.
At any time you can delete your UVO account and all of its data from your vehicle and the app.,
You may then sell the vehicle and the new owner can reinitiate UVO and set up their own account.
However they will not be able to access any of your previous data.
From your vehicles touchscreen you can select ‘Offline Mode’ which is similar to the ‘Airplane mode’ on your phone.
When Offline mode is activated no data is sent or received.
For security. This PIN is used whenever you access remote services from your smartphone app.
After 10 minutes you will be asked for the PIN again.
On Petrol, Diesel and Hybrid vehicles the engine needs to run to operate the heating and cooling systems.
This produces exhaust emissions which may, in enclosed areas, cause issues.
Electric Vehicles do not produce emissions when they are operating and so it is safe to operate the heating and cooling systems remotely.
All technical data and technical specification are expected targets, pending further development and homologation. All figures are subject to change
Max. 150,000 km vehicle warranty. Valid in all EU member states (plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Gibraltar). Deviations according to the valid guarantee conditions, e.g. for paint and equipment, subject to local terms and conditions.
The program is only valid for new Kia vehicles purchased after February 28, 2013 with factory installed LG navigation devices. Labour costs may be incurred at the service point for the time available to perform the update. The 7-year map update program offers six map updates, as Kia vehicles are already shipped ex works with the latest map available. The warranty of the navigation system is not affected by this program. Kia is not responsible for the quality of the card data supplied by the card data supplier
The services are free for 7 years after the first connection of navigation to the mobile network. If the first connection does not take place immediately after purchase, the duration is reduced by the time between purchase and first connection.
Most governments and local authorities agree that the TomTom Speed Camera service makes driving safer. At Kia we comply with local legislation and where necessary adapt our practice.
All Irish specification models are fitted with door deadlocks. If a vehicle is locked remotely, it must be unlocked using the key fob.