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Kia to roll out Apple CarPlay in Europe from Q3 2016

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Kia to roll out Apple CarPlay in Europe from Q3 2016

At the Geneva International Motor Show, Kia introduced that its whole vary of automobiles in Europe will be offering Apple CarPlay via the top of 2017. The Niro hybrid crossover — with a view to make its debut in Q3 — would be the first automotive to function Apple CarPlay, with the Optima Plug-In Hybrid and Optima Sportswagon following later this yr.

From Kia Europe COO Michael Cole:

In-automotive connectivity is more and more necessary to our consumers, who're younger-at-center and steadily are trying to find the up to date applied sciences on be offering. It makes quite a lot of feel to be offering complete Android and Apple compatibility so our consumers can use a variety of telephone purposes in a protected and seamless means. Kia is integrating those applied sciences to allow drivers take care of their focus at the street in advance.

The automobiles additionally include the TomTom-powered Kia Connected Services function, which gives are living visitors updates, velocity digital camera places and signals, native aspect-of-pastime seek and climate forecasts. The Connected Services function will probably be to be had to consumers at no cost for seven years from the date of acquire.

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