Kia Connect (UVO) opens your Kia to the world of connected services. Once activated, it enables a number of essential digital features in your car. You can also install the Kia Connect app on your smartphone and pair it with your Kia to control certain functions remotely and consult a wealth of information about it.

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Constantly connected, either through your Kia or smartphone

Kia Connect App

Kia Connect (UVO) in-car services

What's new

Over-the-air (OTA)
The over-the-air (OTA) feature enables convenient and remote updates for software and maps, allowing Kia’s vehicle systems to undergo continuous improvement and refinement. 

Over-the-air Updates
For new vehicles sold from May 2021, Kia offers, per vehicle, during the first year, two free-of-charge updates of the maps in the vehicle’s navigation system and of the Head Unit software using the so-called “over-the-air” method (“OTA Updates”). Once the two free-of-charge OTA Updates have been consumed, you will be able to get updates of the maps in the vehicle’s navigation system and of the Head Unit software only (i) by accessing the following web page or (ii) at a dealership.

Sports Results
Get live notifications of your favorite sports events and keep track of everything related to your team.

Free 7-year Kia Connect services
The Services are provided free of charge for a period of 7 years commencing on the day the vehicle is sold to the first owner of the vehicle, i.e. the point in time the initial purchase agreement becomes effective. We reserve the right to propose additional services in the future subject to separate terms of use.

How to activate Kia Connect

A new level of interaction with your Kia

Kia Connect App – Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles only

Battery Control

Not only can you consult your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle’s battery level from your phone but you can also schedule, activate or stop a charging session. This way, your vehicle is always ready when you need and you can take advantage of off-peak energy prices when available.

Kia Connect App – Electric Vehicles only

Climate Control

Remotely activate, set and schedule climate control before you get in the car, so it’s just right when you get in. Not just for you, but for your Kia as well: By giving it advance notice, it makes sure it pre-conditions the cabin in the most efficient way for the battery.

Kia Connect App

Door Control

Did you close your doors and windows properly? Your Kia Connect app alerts you if you left them unlocked or open. You can even use the app to lock and unlock the doors remotely..

App – Always know about your Kia

Kia Connect App

Valet Parking Mode

Always in the know – even if you let somebody else drive your car. Activate the Valet Parking Mode in your Kia before handing it over to someone and it will let you monitor the vehicle’s location, driving time, distance and top speed using the Kia Connect app.

Kia Connect App – Vehicle information

Find My Car

Always know where your car is parked, even if you didn’t park it yourself. And if you need, the Kia Connect app can walk you to it using Google Maps or augmented reality guidance.

Kia Connect (UVO) in-car services

Real-time in-car data

By activating Kia Connect in your Kia, you greatly optimise its functionalities. Your destination or points-of-interest searches draw results from the internet. So whether you’re looking for the closest ATM or leisure centre, you’re sure to get more relevant and up-to-date results.

Kia Connect (UVO) in-car services

Kia Connect (UVO)

Kia Connect continuously fuels your navigation system with cloud-based live and historical traffic information so you get the best route recommendation and a predictable journey every time. Kia Connect (UVO) also lets you know about speed cameras on your way to help you keep your speed in check.

Kia Connect App

Last Mile Navigation

Park your Kia before you reach your exact destination and your Kia Connect app walk you to it using Google Maps or augmented reality guidance.