Android Auto

Kia has announced that it will roll out Android Auto to select 2014 to 2017 model year vehicles via a software update. Specifically, Kia says the free update will be available for "eligible vehicles when equipped with a compatible navigation system4 or UVO35." There are a number of vehicles from Kia that already support Android Auto, but it is great to see the company bring it to even more models.

Kia brings free Android Auto upgrades to select vehicles

Here's the rundown of models that are eligible for the update, from Kia:

  • Forte (MY17)
  • Optima (MY15-16)
  • Optima Hybrid (MY15-16)
  • Sedona (MY15-16)
  • Soul (MY14-16)
  • Soul EV (MY15-16)
  • Sorento (MY16)
  • Sportage (MY17)

According to Kia, registered owners should receive an email by the end of July, sending them to Kia's UVO website, where step-by-step instructions on updating are available.

Don't own a Kia? Be sure to check out our full list of vehicles that support Android Auto to see if your vehicle is currently supported.