Kia has announced that it will roll out CarPlay 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." Kia had already supported CarPlay on at least one newer model, but it is great to see the company bring it to even more models.
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 CarPlay to see if your vehicle is currently supported.