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Navigation Software Update

Keep your Kia’s navigation system up to date

We are constantly improving our onboard navigation system to bring you the best possible experience. Whatever the age of your vehicle, you can carry out your navigation system’s update yourself free of charge.

Installing the latest navigation software update brings many benefits:

  • All your Irish and European maps are up to date.

  • Your system is optimised to benefit from our latest interface, features and innovations.

  • If your vehicle benefits from our free seven-year Kia Connect (UVO) services, you enjoy optimum compatibility with the Kia Connect app.

Ready to download your updates?

1. You may need a USB stick or SD Card with a capacity of up to 64GB depending on your model and navigation type. You may also need a computer with at least 54GB of free hard drive memory.

2. Refer to the FAQ below to find your Kia's Model Year (MY). You will need this to select the correct update.

3. The process requires you to install our Kia Navigation Updater software on your computer. Therefore, you need to have full administrator access to your device.

Frequently asked questions

Most satellite navigation units benefit from an update approximately twice a year but some of our earlier units only get an annual update.

This will vary vastly depending on your internet speed. The download size can be up to 34GB.

It varies depending on the type of head unit and software but we typically estimate that this should take no more than 1 hour 30 min. You need to ensure your vehicle has sufficient charge or fuel to run uninterrupted during this amount of time. It is imperative you leave your car on throughout the update.

A vehicle’s Model Year doesn’t necessarily correspond to its year of build or registration. You can determine your car’s model year by checking the 10th digit of its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

10th digitModel Year (MY)
8 → MY08
9 → MY09
A → MY10
B → MY11
C → MY12
D → MY13
E → MY14
F → MY15
G → MY16
H → MY17
J → MY18
K → MY19
L → MY20
M → MY21
N → MY22
P → MY23

The Navigation Update Support Team can be contacted below and are best placed to assist you.

Get help

A Kia Authorised Dealer/Repairer can perform the update but please be aware they may charge for their time. They will also need advance notice so that they can download your software in advance of your visit.