Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Apple iPhone iOS 12 Versions

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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October 2018, Apple released its new iOS 12 version. Since then, Kia published positive compatibility reports with its UVO System. Kia’s policy on compatibility with personal devices should be a model for other manufacturers. One reason for their compatibility control is that approximately 40% of U.S. smartphone customers use Apple iPhones. The 40% market share is a good reason for Gateway Kia Quakertown Sales and Service staff to be well-informed about Apple technologies, but also, Android technologies too.

Gateway Kia staff realize there are customers love technology, and those customers love to tinker. To accommodate our do-it-yourself customers, we offer these service articles and tips. In this article, our highly qualified service team discuss the iOS 12 version and newly unlocked benefits. You’ll see these benefits in Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth functionality when your iPhone is connected to your Kia vehicle.

Apple iPhone iOS 12 and Apple CarPlay

If your device has iOS 12 installed, then you’re able to use Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze in Apple CarPlay in ways you weren’t able before.

To access these new features, please check the following:

  • your iPhone is up to date with iOS 12 or later
  • Google Maps or Waze apps are updated to the latest version. Apple Maps is automatically updated with iOS 12.

When you start your vehicle and access the Apple CarPlay screen you should see the same app icons as on your iPhone. If not, you need to configure the Apple CarPlay home screen by doing the following:

  • Open the Settings menu on the iPhone
  • Select General → CarPlay → “vehicle”

With the update, you can touch and hold any icon on the screen, then drag to the desired location. Just like on your iPhone!

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One of the most important features is Voice Command. Remember, pressing the Voice Recognition button only activates Siri. Siri only works with Apple Maps and does not work with Google Maps or Waze. If you wish to use these third-party apps, then while in Apple CarPlay you need to press the Voice Recognition icon. In order to use Voice Recognition on Google Maps and Waze, press the on-screen Microphone button.

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Bluetooth

When you first updated to iOS 12, you may have noticed the Bluetooth icon disappeared from the top of your phone screen. Bluetooth may be active and connected, it’s just that the icon is no longer used to confirm Bluetooth status. If you wish to confirm Bluetooth connection on the iPhone, do the following:

Select Settings → Bluetooth → locate the vehicle name under “My Devices” and confirm the connection status.

In some situations, customers experienced Bluetooth connectivity concerns after updating to iOS 12.0 and later versions. This issue happens because sometimes the mobile device retains an old connection. Best advice for improving Bluetooth connectivity is as follows:

  • On the phone, toggle Bluetooth off then back on
  • Restart the iPhone
  • Delete the iPhone from the UVO or Base audio system and the car system from the phone and perform a fresh pairing
  • Reset the head unit by pressing the reset button with a paperclip or pen

Gateway Kia Quakertown PA service specialists always suggest updating to the latest released iOS version on your device. The latest version contains connectivity and compatibility improvements for many third-party app and devices.

As with all features, Kia advises you spend time in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Quakertown PA sales representative. Your Quakertown representative is qualified to help you navigate new features with devices using Apple iPhone iOS 12. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA follows a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Kia Voice Recognition

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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You just took delivery of a vehicle and notice it has the Kia Voice Recognition feature. Your ability to use this feature and give the voice recognition system proper commands is important to Kia. It’s important because your safety comes first. And, even though Pennsylvania bans only texting and wearing headphones while driving, Kia wants both your hands on the wheel. Just another reason why Gateway Kia Quakertown Sales and Service staff spend the time necessary to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of voice recognition.

Starting Kia Voice Recognition

Here are the main points for improving your understanding of onboard voice recognition:

  • Pressing the “Talk” or “Voice” button on the steering wheel and stating the command “HELP” will produce a list of preset commands.

Ask your Gateway Kia Quakertown Sales and Service specialist to review the voice recognition visor cards. After, follow this very important checklist:

  • Check the most often called contacts on your phone.
  • Check that full names are used instead of one-word names such as “Mom” or “Dad”.
  • Do not use special characters or emojis for contact names.
  • If you own a 2017/2018 MY Sedona or Soul with Standard Audio, voice recognition capability is only available when an iPhone is paired and connected through Siri (Note: Non-iPhones can still be paired and connected through Bluetooth).

  • 2018 MY Rio’s with Standard Audio does not have voice recognition capability.
  • When your vehicle is equipped with CarPlay/Android Auto, this technology produces an enhanced voice recognition experience.
  • Don’t forget, ask our staff for the voice recognition takeaway cards, They are in the Delivery First display stand. These cards offer helpful tips to improve voice recognition performance in vehicles with Kia onboard voice recognition.
    • Lastly, you can use your Smartphone to scan the QR code on the display stand. This code will link you to a video showing how to operate the voice recognition system.

Gateway Kia Quakertown PA service specialists always suggest updating to the latest released iOS version on your device. The latest version contains connectivity and compatibility improvements for most third-party app and devices.

As with all features, Kia recommends you spend time in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Quakertown PA sales representative. Your Quakertown representative is trained to help you operate new features using UVO and Voice Recognition. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA follows a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an excellent customer experience.

Kia UVO Voice Command List

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Operating the Kia UVO Voice Command is a simple process. Kia designed its UVO touch screen operation on the complaints users reported with using other manufacturers’ touch screens. You can learn more about the UVO System and integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto here.

Using the UVO Voice Command

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  1. Press the key kia uvo voice command gateway quakertown pa on the steering wheel controller.
  2. A kia uvo voice command gateway quakertown pa display will be shown at the top of the screen followed by a “Please say a command” system comment.
  3. Once the icon kia uvo voice command gateway quakertown pa becomes displayed, say the desired voice command (ex: “What’s Playing”)

NOTE:

  • Press the kia uvo voice command gateway quakertown pa key shortly to input a voice command from among the system voice comments. The system voice instruction comment will immediately terminate.

  • To terminate the voice control system, either say “Exit” or press the kia uvo voice command gateway quakertown pa key for over 0.8 seconds.

  • The system voice comment “Please say a command” will not sound when the Command Feedback option is turned off.

  • For more information on the various voice commands supported by the system, refer to the “Voice Command List” section.

Voice Command List

The voice commands for this system are divided into Global commands and Local commands.

  1. Global commands (): Commands that operate in all modes.
  2. Local commands (): Commands that operate only in corresponding modes or when screens of corresponding modes are displayed.

UVO | Operating Voice Command
General Commands
Command Operation
Exit / Quit / Cancel Terminate the voice control system
Go back Returns to the previous step.
Repeat Repeats the system prompt.
Help Provides instruction on the voice command necessary for the current situation.
Voice command feedback {on, off} Turns command feedback on/off.
Audio Commands
1. FM/AM Radio
Command Operation
Radio Plays the most recent frequency for the most
recent band
Radio {FM, AM} Plays the most recent frequency for the corresponding Band.
Radio {87.5 - 107.9} FM Plays the selected FM band frequency.
Radio {530 - 1710} AM Plays the selected AM band frequency.
Radio FM preset {1 - 12} Plays the selected FM preset.
Radio AM preset {1 - 6} Plays the selected AM preset.
What's playing? Reads back HD Radio station information.
2. SIRIUS
Command Operation
Sirius Plays the most recent SIRIUS channel.
Sirius preset {1 - 18} Plays the selected Sirius preset.
Sirius channel {0 - 223} Plays the selected Sirius channel.
What's playing? Reads back SIRIUS channel information.
3. MEDIA
Command Operation
Play {zune, iPod, USB, CD} Plays the selected media mode.
Play {BluetoothⓇ audio, AUX} Plays the selected media mode.
Play artist {artist name} Plays songs of the selected artist.
Play album {album name} Plays songs of the selected album.
Play track {track name} Plays the selected track.
Play playlist {playlist name} Plays songs of the selected playlist.
Play genre {genre} Plays songs of the selected genre
Play audiobook {title} (iPod only) Plays the selected audiobook.
Play podcast {podcast} (iPod only) Plays the selected iPod podcast.
Play composer {composer} Plays songs for the selected composer.
What's playing? Reads back the current song information.
Repeat {on, off} Turns the repeat feature on or off.
Shuffle {on, off} Turns the shuffle feature on or off.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} artist {name} Plays songs for the selected artist in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} album {name} Plays songs for the selected album in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} track {name} Plays the selected track in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} playlist {name} Plays the selected playlist in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} genre {genre} Plays songs for the selected genre in the selected media mode.
Play {CD, zune, iPod, USB} composer {name} Plays songs for the selected composer in the selected media mode.
Play iPod audiobook {title} (iPod only) Plays the selected iPod audiobook.
Play iPod podcast {podcast} (iPod only) Plays the selected iPod podcast.


Kia urges customers to visit Gateway Kia Warrington PA and request help from a sales or service representative to go-over their vehicle’s features. Our representatives are trained to work with you when learning new features using UVO and Voice Recognition. All staff at Gateway Kia Warrington PA ensure a “perfect delivery process” so that you always receive an excellent customer service experience.

World Debut of the 2020 Kia Soul: Los Angeles, CA.

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, New Vehicles on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2018 – At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced a better way to roll with the world debut of the all-new 2020 Soul, a completely new yet familiar version of Kia’s beloved and award-winning urban runabout. Taking everything that helped popularize the quirky, unconventionally styled subcompact, Kia Motors poured more of its soul into nearly every inch of the vehicle, resulting in a third-generation that continues to transcend unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality.

“The Soul has been a massive success since its introduction to the U.S. market, blowing its (now defunct) rivals out of the water and establishing itself as an automotive icon with its fun-loving character and eccentric style,” said Orth Hedrick, executive director of Car Planning and Telematics. “Even with an entirely new generation of competitors now crowding the marketplace, we are confident the all-new Soul will once again prove to be a tough contender given its unparalleled style and impressive level of invigorating technology and customization options.”

Proving the point that “there is a Soul for everyone,” the normally aspirated and optionally turbocharged Soul is available in six trim levels – LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, “EX Designer Collection” – plus the all-new Soul EV (outlined in a separate press release). Pricing will be available closer to the expected on-sale date in the first half of next year.

2020 Kia Soul: Design Beyond the Box

While the Soul stays true to its design heritage with its boxy silhouette and confident stance, its newly sculpted lines, cutting-edge details, and technical lighting elements present the most futuristic, youthful and innovative Soul yet.

New exterior design highlights include:

  • High-tech front headlight configuration with connecting trim piece accentuates the width
  • Slim-design daytime running lights and turn signal indicators
  • Larger front grille with unique two-tone treatment
  • Front fenders add volume to clean and smooth surfaces
  • Roof rack mounting points
  • Three-dimensional wraparound boomerang-shaped taillights
  • C-pillars designed to resemble airplane wings
  • Signature vertical rear window and “Island” stay true to Soul design heritage
  • Distinctive C-pillar garnish features new “Soul” graphic

2020 Kia Soul Mood Lighting

Music has been an overarching theme for Soul since its inception, and it’s no different this round. For the third generation, designers and engineers turned up the volume on the interior. Drawing inspiration from the “emotional visualization of sound,” the Soul’s interior space is adorned with shapes and textures that reflect acoustic inspired elements to create a full sensory experience.

Interior design highlights include:

  • Available sound mood lighting emits soft light from the center door panels and a unique 3D pattern surface on the upper door panels, with the ability to synchronize to the beat of the music playing through the Soul’s audio system
  • Sound mood lighting features a rainbow of customizable colors
  • Available wireless charging1
  • Available dual auto climate control
  • Soul’s signature tweeter speakers

SOUL'S HIGHLIGHT – THE MOOD LIGHTING SYSTEM

Since the Kia Soul first arrived on the scene in 2009, it has established a very real and remarkable connection with music. This continues to be a core attribute of the Soul's persona and the volume has been turned up to 11 with a new mood lighting system that tailors the interior ambiance according to a variety of selectable “moods”:

Hey! Yo!
Party Time
Traveling
Romance
Midnight City
Cafe

Smart Packaging and Stronger Structure

2020 Kia Soul Interior Exterior

Despite its compact footprint, the Soul’s boxy dimensions continue to offer up a surprising amount of cargo and passenger space. Slightly longer than before, the 2020 Soul also features more smartly designed packaging in an effort to make accessibility even easier.

Exterior Dimensions:

  • Length: 165.2 in. [+2.2 in.]
  • Width: 70.9 in. [unchanged]
  • Height: 63.0 in. [unchanged]
  • Wheelbase: 102.4 in. [+1.2 in.]

Interior Dimensions:

  • Legroom (front / rear): 41.1 in./ 38.8 in. [+0.2 in./ – 0.3 in.]
  • Headroom without sunroof (front/rear): 39.4 in. / 39.5 in. [-0.2 in./ unchanged]
  • Shoulder room (front /rear): 55.5 in. /54.7 in. [unchanged]
  • Cargo capacity: 23.8 cu.-ft. [+ 5.0 cu. ft.]

Packaging highlights:

  • Wider and lower rear liftgate opening improves ease of loading and unloading
  • Easy grip handle on the liftgate
  • Dual level cargo board offers flexibility with the ability to accommodate taller items using the lower level setting
  • Larger front door openings as a result of sculpted front door panels

The 2020 Soul’s stronger structure benefits from increased use of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), hot stamped components, and structural adhesive. With stronger bones, the 2020 Soul is expected to achieve the highest safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Next-Gen Infotainment & Kia Drive Wise Technologies

2020 Kia Soul Infotainment

Recognizing that one’s car is an integral part of their social life, the 2020 Soul continues to surprise and delight with next-gen infotainment and technology.

  • Available 10.25-inch HD color touchscreen2with split screen function (standard on EX, GT-Line with turbo engine) and rear view monitor3 and parking guidance
  • Android Auto4 and Apple Car Play5
  • Bluetooth®6 Multi-Connection – two Bluetooth devices can be connected at the same time
  • Available 8-inch Head-Up Display2
  • Available 640-watt Harman Kardon7audio system – twice the wattage of current Soul – with an amplifier and 10 speakers including tuned center speaker and subwoofer

2020 Kia Soul Apple CarPlay Android Auto

Like other newly designed Kia models, the all-new Soul offers a suite of available Kia Drive Wise features8 including:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) / FCA Pedestrian type
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Changing Assist (LCA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)9
  • Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross Collision Warning (RCW)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

What Drives You?

2020 Kia Soul Horsepower

Soul enhances its fun-to-drive personality and versatility with different drivetrain combinations. From the all-new 2019 Forte, Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) is now available on the 2020 Soul for those who require efficiency with their zip. Designed and built in-house, the IVT is Kia’s unique version of a continuously variable transmission that provides an engaging driving experience.

  • 0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine + 6-speed manual transmission or Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
    • 147 horsepower, 132 lb-ft. of torque

For those that require even more zip, a turbocharged option is also available:

  • 6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I-4 GDI engine + 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
    • 201 horsepower, 195 lb. ft of torque

With the Soul’s all-new platform comes a more refined experience behind the wheel and on the road. Engineers designed suspension geometry to help quell noise, vibration, and harshness while also improving handling and comfort in a variety of conditions.

A Soul for Everyone

2020 Kia Soul Model GT

The 2020 Soul can be outfitted to convey one’s unique sense of style through a variety of customizable options. Aside from the all-new Soul EV that debuts alongside its gasoline counterpart, the Soul offers even more flexibility according to different lifestyles.

GT-Line

  • Sporty front and rear fascia
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • P235/45 R18 tires
  • Unique side sills and front fascia with red accents
  • Integrated fog lights on the front grille
  • Gloss black side mirrors
  • “GT-Line” badging
  • Leather-wrapped D-shaped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • The available 201-HP turbocharged engine
    • Chrome tip center exhaust
    • Larger disc brakes
    • Sport-tuned suspension

X-Line

  • Rugged body kit
    • Body cladding
    • Overfenders for a chunkier look
    • Offroad-inspired accents
    • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Roof rail inspired accents
    • Optional two-tone paint
    • Fog lights

EX Designer Collection

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with black spokes
  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • Two-tone roof treatment
  • P235/45 R18 tires

For more information and latest updates on the 2020 Kia Soul, please contact your Gateway Kia Quakertown PA sales representatives. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA practices a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an exceptional customer experience. Visit Gateway Kia of Quakertown, our representatives are qualified to assist you with all your Kia needs.


1 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for warnings and instructions.”

2 Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

2b Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation.

3 Rear View Monitor is not a substitute for safe driving, and may not display all objects behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

4 The vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android-compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

5 Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. Requires a compatible Apple device sold separately. Apple CarPlay™ runs on your smartphone cellular data service. Data plan rates apply.

6 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is pursuant to license. A Bluetooth® enabled device is required to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Wireless Smartphone Charging

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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Wireless smartphone charging is a technology many smartphones users enjoy. The reason? Mainly the elimination of messy charging wires criss crossing over desks, or even over your dash and controls while in a vehicle. Although customers desire this technology, many misunderstand the basic operation, which may affect customer satisfaction.

Qi wireless smartphone charging

Kia uses Qi wireless charging, which is an open (public) universal standard for wireless charging. It was created by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Qi (pronounced “k-EE” but without a sharp sounding K) is an open interface standard that defines wireless power transfer between two devices over a distance. The system normally uses a charging pad and a compatible device (in this case a phone), which is placed on top of the pad.

A compatible phone or case is required

Kia stresses that a Qi compatible smartphone or compatible phone case is necessary. A compatible phone case is used with phones not designed for wireless charging. Examples of phones that are Qi compatible, that don’t need a Qi compatible case or accessory, include Apple iPhone 8 or later, and Samsung S7, S8, and S9 devices.

Steps for using Wireless Smartphone Charging include:

  1. Place the phone on the center of the charging pad.
  2. Ensure the vehicle is “on” and the doors are closed for wireless charging to be available.
  3. The indicator near the vehicle charger illuminates “amber” when the phone is charging.
  4. Depending on the phone used, you may see a “green” indicator once charging is complete. Note: The indicator changing to “green” when fully charged is dependent upon the phone used. In some cases, the indicator may stay amber even when fully charged.
  5. Some phones will not charge wirelessly when connected to the USB.
  6. Phone case thickness can impact the charge rate.
  7. Avoid placing coins, credit cards, paper clips, pens, jewelry, and other objects on the charging pad while charging

If you have a compatible smartphone, try the Wireless Smartphone Charging for yourself!

As with all features, Kia recommends you sit in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Quakertown PA sales or service specialist. Kia specialists are trained to support you while navigating features such as theWireless Smartphone Charging. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA has a “perfect delivery process” policy that guarantees the best customer experience.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Connecting and Using Bluetooth

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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While you receive delivery on your vehicle, ask your Kia customer sales representative to take time to explain your Bluetooth connectivity features. The do it yourself steps are below, but it’s always a good idea to have a Kia trained professional demonstrate your options.

Pair your Bluetooth smartphone(s).

Ensure your contacts download successfully.

Starting the pairing process is easy. First, press the green or white “Call” button on the steering wheel or the PHONE hard key on the radio/navigation.

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gateway kia quakertown bluetooth

From your phone, turn Bluetooth on and search and select your vehicle’s name on the phone. Choose the one that matches the name on the radio/navigation screen (Kia Motors).

Next, follow the instructions on the phone to confirm the passkey displayed and select “OK” or “Pair” on the phone to complete the pairing process.

Be sure to allow phonebook download or contact sync on the phone and accept all requests for future auto-connection.

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If more specific instructions are needed to pair and connect additional phones, then please reference the vehicle’s user manual.

Don’t be concerned if a problem occurs with Bluetooth, there is a simple fix. Delete your phone name from the Kia onboard screen and also delete your Kia vehicle name from your phone’s Bluetooth list. Then, turn your phone off and back on and begin the pairing process from the start. This will establish a new connection.

Pairing in a vehicle with Premium Navigation (AVN 5.0):

Pairing in a vehicle with UVO eServices System or UVO Link (UVO 3.0 or Display Audio 1.0):

Pairing in a vehicle with UVO Play (Display Audio 2.0):

Pairing in a vehicle with Standard Audio System (Audio 4.0):

How to place a call

You can place a call using either the green or white steering wheel control “Call” button, the touch screen, or voice recognition (if equipped).

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How to receive a call

You can receive a call using the touch screen and the same green or white steering wheel control button.

How to stream audio

After connecting your phone to your Kia vehicle via Bluetooth, and setting your phone to allow streaming, press the “Media” button to find Bluetooth Audio Streaming mode.

Ensure that the listening volume on the phone is turned up (Bluetooth streaming is dependent upon phone volume level).

Connecting Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

If equipped, see our Kia Service Tips article on using Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze.

Using the new text messaging feature

If you own a 2019 Optima, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Niro EV, or K900, you will be able to send and receive text messages directly through your vehicle with a smartphone connected via Bluetooth. You must have an active UVO subscription in order for this feature to function.

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Note: The texting feature is device dependent; users with Android smartphones full access while iPhone users only have “Read” access.

Keep in mind that Bluetooth functionality and compatibility depends on your phone and its operating system version. We recommended you keep your phone updated with the latest released operating system version. This helps both Kia and phone manufacturers continue to correct issues and add new features.

Want more Quick Tips on how to use your Kia installed options? Check back often to see the latest post, or email your local Gateway Kia Quakertown PA customer service representative with your comments or questions. Here at Gateway Kia Quakertown, we strive to give you the best possible customer service. If you’re searching for Kia dealers in PA and live close to Gateway Kia Quakertown near Philadelphia, stop in and experience our dealership for yourself.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Navigation Using Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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Today, you’ll find most Kia vehicles are standard equipped with onboard navigation. However, Kia customers now have extra options through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You may find access to these options in vehicles equipped with UVO Play, UVO E-services, UVO Eco and UVO Link. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, customers have access to their Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze app features.

Vehicles equipped with UVO Link with Navigation, UVO Eco with Navigation and UVO E-Services with Navigation have access to the factory onboard navigation system.

  UVO Play UVO Link UVO Link w/ Navigation UVO Eco UVO Eco w/ Navigation UVO E-Services UVO-Eservices w/ Navigation
CarPlay X X X X X X X
Android Auto X X X X X X X
On-Board Navigation X X X

Connecting Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

To make the connection between your phone and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you’ll need to follow the required steps. We’ve included videos below to guide you through the process. Ask your Kia Quakertown PA sales or service representative if your vehicle supports this feature.

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Entering an address or destination in navigation while driving

Depending on the model vehicle and phone, you may be able to give voice commands for entering a destination. Before diving into your device or UVO settings, we suggest you first press the voice recognition button on the steering wheel. This will allow you to use voice commands to enter a destination when in motion. This applies when using the onboard navigation system, Apple CarPlay with Apple maps, Android Auto with Google Maps, or when using Waze.

We stress enabling and using your hands-free voice command feature with navigation. If you don’t have voice recognition, we advise pulling over and stopping in a safe area and manually input the information.

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There are a few exceptions. If the steering-wheel voice recognition button does not work with your desired mobile app, then use the in-app microphone button.

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gateway kia quakertown apple google waze

For additional instructions on setting up your navigation system, watch UVO Link/UVO Eco/UVO eServices with Navigation (AVN 5.0) for all models except for K900 and Rio.

For more Quick Tips on using Kia installed options, check back often to read our next article. Or, email your local Gateway Kia Quakertown PA customer service representative. They are ready to address your comments or questions.

Here at Gateway Kia Quakertown, we strive to give you the best possible customer service. If you’re searching for Kia dealers in PA, and live close to Gateway Kia Quakertown, stop in and experience our dealership for yourself.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: UVO Play

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Tips, Technology on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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Before releasing vehicle features, like UVO Play, Kia gives its dealerships training materials. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA Sales and Service personnel study these materials. Gateway knows the importance of having a knowledgable well-informed staff. That way, you are as informed during your delivery process and after you drive your car home.

Intro to UVO Play

In this article, we’re reviewing Kia’s newest base audio platform named UVO Play, which was first introduced in the 2019 Kia Sorento. The UVO Play may resemble other Kia installed infotainment systems in its vehicles, however, the functionality between these systems is quite different.

gateway kia quakertown uvo playUVO Play / Display Audio 2.0 (UMa)
gateway kia quakertown uvo playUVO 3.0 with eServices (UMa)

Some of the functionality differences between them include:

Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

The UVO Play is the first base audio unit to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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gateway kia quakertown uvo play

Voice Recognition

Kia’s UVO Play system supports Voice Recognition using an iPhone connected via Bluetooth. With a long button press (1 second or more) of the voice-button, you are able to use Siri Eyes Free. Siri Eyes Free is an extension of Apple’s Siri functionality. It enables voice control of an iOS mobile device and activated once linked to a car’s in-dash audio system. The voice recognition is provided through your mobile device and not installed in the Kia system. In other words, voice recognition is fully dependent on your mobile device.

The UVO Play also supports Voice Recognition through an iPhone or Android device connected via USB when connected through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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gateway kia quakertown uvo play

SiriusXM

Please note, SiriusXM is not a feature in this system. You may still listen to AM and FM frequency bands. Also, compatible music apps are available when downloaded to your mobile phone and used in conjunction with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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Kia recommends you sit in your vehicle with a Gateway Kia Quakertown PA Sales or Service specialist and explore the new UVO Play audio unit for yourself. In doing so, you will have guidance navigating the various features and provided a high-quality customer experience during Gateway Kia Quakertown PA perfect delivery process.

2019 Chicago Auto Show Debuts the 2020 Kia Sportage

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, New Vehicles on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 11:03 AM
2020 Kia Sportage Debut Chicago Auto Show

An SUV with European design and rugged capability

  • New front and rear fascias add more aggressive flair
  • Updated option package enhancements add comfort and convenience features
  • New S trim includes sporty exterior and interior design elements

CHICAGO, February 7, 2019 – The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage made its debut in the Windy City today, boasting a bold new look, a new S trim, more convenience and available driver-assist features, and a standard 8-inch touchscreen for LX, S, and EX variants.  Following the introduction of the upcoming Telluride1, Kia’s largest SUV, the Sportage appeals to those who don’t need or want the space of a larger vehicle but place a high value on Kia’s cutting-edge design, available AWD2 capability and convenience.  Set to go on sale in the first half of 20193, pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Euro-focused Design

The design language around Sportage has always been distinctly European and the 2020 model carries on the tradition. From the first pencil stroke, it was meant to convey the kind of presence associated with sweeping, thought-provoking curves and an equally aggressive stance.

2020 Kia Sportage Debut Chicago Auto Show

The significant exterior design changes for 2020 include:

  • New headlights with available LED turn indicators
  • Redesigned projector-beam fog lights
  • Available LED headlights with available LED fog lights
  • New front grille, bumper, air intake, and skid plate
  • Newly designed 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • A redesigned rear bumper and skid plate
  • New exhaust tip design
  • Redesigned tail light trim
  • A new metallic Steel Grey exterior color

2020 Kia Sportage Debut Chicago Auto Show

The 2020 Sportage interior design is lightly enhanced and includes:

  • New available SOFINO leatherette seating surfaces
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay4and Android Auto5, available modem-enabled telematics6, and available navigation7
  • The newly designed steering wheel and vent bezels
  • Available smartphone wireless charging tray8

Engineered for Confident Capability

Along with the new S trim, Sportage is offered in LX, EX and SX variants in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Two engines are available: a 2.4-liter GDI producing 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. or torque or a 2.0-liter turbo GDI that’s good for up to 2409 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Kia Sportage Debut Chicago Auto Show

New to the Sportage is a number of available drivers assist features:

  • Driver Attention Warning10
  • Lane Keeping Assist11
  • Smart Cruise Control with Start & Stop11
  • Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection11
  • High beam assist12

2020 Kia Sportage Debut Chicago Auto Show

For more information and latest updates on the 2020 Kia Sportage, please contact your Gateway Kia Quakertown PA sales representatives. Gateway Kia Quakertown PA practices a “perfect delivery process” to ensure you receive an exceptional customer experience. Visit Gateway Kia of Quakertown, our representatives are qualified to assist you with all your Kia needs.


* The Sorento and Optima GDI (S, EX, SX, and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from the U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 The 2020 Telluride is expected in spring 2019 with limited availability.

2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

3 The 2020 Sportage is expected in spring 2019 with limited availability.

4 Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. Requires a compatible Apple device sold separately. Apple CarPlay™ runs on your smartphone cellular data service. Data plan rates apply.

5 The vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android-compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

6 Purchase/lease of a new 2020 Kia Sportage vehicle with UVO link includes a complimentary one-year subscription starting from new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer. After your complimentary one year, UVO link subscription expires continued access to UVO link will require a paid subscription at the then current subscription rate or your use of UVO link will immediately terminate. Use of UVO link is subject to agreement to the UVO Privacy Policy available at https://owners.kia.com/us/en/privacy-policy.html and Terms of Service available at https://owners.kia.com/us/en/terms-of-service.html. UVO is transferrable to subsequent owner during the original UVO link service term. Only use UVO when safe to do so. UVO app is available from the App Store® or Google Play™ Store. Kia Motors America, Inc. reserves the right to change or discontinue UVO at any time without prior notification or incurring any future obligation. Message and data rates may apply. Cellular and GPS coverage is required to use most features. UVO features may vary by model, model year, and trim level. Features, specifications, and fees are subject to change. For more on details and limitations, visit your authorized Kia dealer. Google and logos are trademarks of Google, Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc.

7 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.

8 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for warnings and instructions.

9 SX Turbo with AWD has 237 horsepower.

10 Driver Attention Warning is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

11 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

12 High Beam Assist is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Always check road conditions and use caution.

Do Stop-Start Systems Really Save Fuel?

By Product Expert | Posted in Standard Option on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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To answer the last question in our 4-part series “Does the Idle Stop & Go System Really Work?”, Gateway Kia Quakertown PA service department describes the technology behind a stop-start system. To save fuel the ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is idle for a period of time. Then, it restarts the engine automatically when the driver performs certain actions. The concept is hard to dispute because an engine doesn’t burn gas when it’s shut down.

This technology began with hybrids. At lower driving speeds, the hybrid electric motor engages and the gas engine disengages. Since the early days, systems that developed into the Idle Stop & Go have been installed in nearly every type of vehicle. This includes heavy trucks and vans. But the theory has yet to sink-in with motorists. They still question whether there’s a fuel saving.

POPULAR CONCERN

The reason for their questions is a popular belief that starting the engine uses more fuel than an idling engine. Logically, repeated starts will burn more fuel. Kia Quakertown PA service department says this is true, but only under one condition. That condition is starting the engine from a cold start. When cold, the engine will consume more fuel because the onboard computer is programmed to richen the fuel mix. A richer mix burns hotter and warms the engine faster when the outside temperature is cold.

Now, if the “Idle Stop & Go” system does save on fuel costs, the big questions are how much does it save and is the option worth it?

RESPONSE

First, as we explained in the previous section of this article, the Idle Stop & Go system deactivates under certain conditions. One of those conditions is when the engine is cold, so the ISG system does not repeatedly start a cold engine, it only engages after the engine is warm. Accordingly, Kia’s Idle Stop & Go system only stops and starts warm engines.

The majority of drivers believe the amount of savings from the ISG system is small, but when you repeatedly save something small, it adds up quickly -like putting loose change in a jar. The engineers who developed these ISG systems report potential fuel savings in the range of 3-12 percent. The extended span from 3 to 12 percent accounts for the diverse driving styles and conditions. For example, motorists who briefly stop at stop signs see fewer savings than those who sit idle at long stop signals. Remember, the longer the vehicle sits, the more fuel saved when the ISG engages.

IMPORTANT TIP

Using the above points, if your vehicle performs at 20 mpg in the city, there is a very good possibility the vehicle will perform at 22 or 23 mpg with an ISG system installed. However, the impatience that builds from waiting in traffic can undermine savings. While in stopped traffic, drivers tend to move forward at any opportunity, even if only by an inch. So, to keep the system engaged, the driver should resist the temptation to inch forward when they see the car ahead inch forward. Inching along disengages the ISG system and it won’t re-engage until the vehicle passes a minimum speed threshold. Whenever possible, keep the car still until there’s enough distance between you and the car ahead so when you move, you can meet the minimum speed threshold.

POLLUTION

Overall, the Kia ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system has become more popular with Kia owners. Mainly because the feature offers the vehicle owner a level of accountability for contributing to reducing the use of fossil fuels and emissions that pollute the environment. If you find these reasons beneficial and wish to see the ISG system in action, then stop by at Gateway Kia Quakertown PA and a Kia customer service representative will assist you.