Kia Rio adds Phase II Connect system

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The fourth-generation Kia Rio will come with enhanced connectivity through its Phase II UVO Connect telematics system.

Sales for the new Rio will start in the third quarter of 2020. It will come with a larger 8in touchscreen display offering display audio or satellite navigation depending on specification, as well as Bluetooth multi-connection, letting users connect to mobile devices at the same time.

Split-screen functionality enables users to control or monitor different vehicle features, offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on models equipped with the 8in display audio system.

UVO gives drivers access to a range of onboard services including live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, fuel prices and details of parking.

It features online voice recognition supported by server technologies, letting users give voice commands.

The UVO App has a range of Phase II features. Depending on the country, users can remotely send route directions to their car before a journey, check the location of their vehicle and access reports and diagnostic notifications.

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