Your free seven-year connected services.
Kia Connect opens your Kia to the world of connected services. Once activated, it enables a number of essential digital features in your car. You can also install the Kia Connect app on your smartphone and pair it with your Kia to control certain functions remotely and consult a wealth of information about your car.
Your free seven-year Kia Connect, once activated, uses your vehicle’s embedded SIM card to connect it to the world of live data.
Real-time traffic informationYour navigation system uses live traffic information to recommend the best route and dynamically predict the most accurate arrival time.
Speed cameras and danger zonesBe alerted to speed and traffic light cameras, and to areas where accidents are particularly common.
Weather informationWith up to three days’ weather forecast available, you can check weather conditions at your destination.
Points of interestAre you looking for a place to eat, a local business or the nearest ATM? All this information and more is easily accessible via your Kia’s live, connected directory.
ParkingKia Connect helps you find available parking locations. It shows on- and off-street parking locations, including prices and likely availability.
Fuel station informationThe system shows you the nearest petrol stations and prices to plan a refuelling stop.
Charging station information (electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles only)Your car gives you the location of charging stations, with useful information such as availability and charging speeds available.
Apple CarPlayTM is a smart, safe way to use your iPhone while driving. It takes all the things you might want to do, and puts them into your display, so you can get directions, make a call and listen to music all while staying focused on the road.
Android AutoTM is designed to keep you perfectly connected to your phone while minimizing distractions so you stay safe on the road. The simple, intuitive interface lets you access features like Google Maps, apps, music and voice control, and automatically organizes info into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed.
Once Kia Connect is activated in your Kia, it gives you access to a wide range of useful functionalities through the Kia Connect mobile phone application (available on AppleTM and AndroidTM).
Find my car and first/last mile navigationYou can check the location of your car from your smartphone. Your app can also use augmented reality to guide you to your car. When driving and parking before reaching your exact destination, your app can give you guidance to walk the last bit of the way using augmented reality or Google Maps.
Vehicle statusThe Kia Connect app gives you an overview of your Kia’s status including fuel/battery level, doors, windows, bonnet or tailgate. It lets you know if any of the vehicle’s functions isn’t working properly. You can also use the app to consult information about your past trips or to obtain a summary of key stats for your past month’s driving.
Notifications and remote door controlYou get warned if your vehicle’s anti-theft alarm is triggered or if you left your doors unlocked. What’s more, you can lock and unlock doors from your phone, wherever you are.
User-profile-linked vehicle settingsSelect your preferred vehicle settings from your phone for a tailored experience once you get behind the wheel.Valet modeActivate the valet mode in your car and you can track its location and speed on the app. Ideal when you lend your vehicle to an airport’s valet parking service.
Kia services are available free of charge for a period of 7 years commencing on the day the vehicle is sold to the first owner of the vehicle and may be subject to change during that period. You need a smartphone with iOSTM or AndroidTM operating system and your own data plan to operate the Kia mobile apps. Your Kia needs to be in a location with Vodafone signal to connect to these services.
For new vehicles sold from May 2021, Kia offers, per vehicle, two free-of-charge updates of the maps in the vehicle’s navigation system and of the Head Unit software using the so-called “over-the-air” method (“OTA Updates”). Once the two free-of-charge OTA Updates have been consumed, you will be able to get updates of the maps in the vehicle’s navigation system and of the Head Unit software only (i) by accessing the following web page https://update.kia.com/EU/E1/Main or (ii) at a dealership.