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.