Software update will be available later this month.

Kia will soon expand the availability of its free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software update to a handful of older models.

Set to become available later this month, the software update will enable owners of vehicles equipped with certain infotainment and navigation systems to enjoy the latest connectivity and convenience features from Apple and Google.  The update will be offered for several different vehicles including:

In order to receive the update, customers must register at  When the update becomes available later this month, owners will be sent an e-mail that contains a link to the software update and step-by-step instructions on how to install it.

The update process will likely mirror Hyundai's do-it-yourself installation program where owners needed to download the software update onto a USB memory stick or the SD card from their navigation system.   Once downloaded, owners simply inserted the USB stick or SD card into their vehicle and selected the update option from their infotainment system.  Hyundai's update process could take between 35 minutes and four hours, so Kia owners should have plenty of patience.

Source: Kia

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