Kia Sonet: Connect The Dots

In The Case Of The Kia Sonet, You Don’t Even Have To Be Near The Car To Experience The Connected Car Features It Has To Offer

Kia Sonet: Connect The Dots

As time goes on, one thing becomes infinitely clear. There’s no getting away from the benefits of technology these days and our collective lives are much better because of it. In the automotive industry, no company knows the value of technology more than Kia Motors. With over 75,000 connected cars on the roads and plenty more on the way, Kia Motors puts you in the driver’s seat of the technological revolution that’s currently shaping the automotive industry.

In the case of the Kia Sonet, you don’t even have to be near the car to experience the connected car features it has to offer. Fire up Kia’s connected car UVO app on your smartphone and a world of functionality is available at your fingertips. The app starts by letting you know where your car is parked and how much fuel you have. From there, you can choose to send the location of your next appointment directly to the vehicle’s navigation system, remotely start the car and start cooling the interior so that it’s perfect for when you get there or you can even check the status of the windows in case you have a nagging feeling.

UVO lets you set up alerts for a variety of situations like valet mode, geofencing, time fencing, speed alerts and you can even set up an excessive idling alert. With the UVO app in your hand, you’ll know exactly what your car is up to at all times. What’s more, it even provides a vehicle health report so you’ll know ahead of time if there’s anything that needs your attention with the vehicle. Intotal, there are over 57 UVO connected car features in the Sonet and you can access them all either through the app or by simply using your voice with the vehicle. UVO also gets automatic OTA updates, which means that you don’t have to take it to the dealership to update the software. It is all done automatically and makes living with the Sonet very convenient.

There’s even a UVO app available for smartwatches which quite literally puts the controls on your wrist. Like the mobile app, the user interface on the smartwatch app is easy to use and lets you prepare the car for your arrival with just a few clicks. Apart from all of that, the Sonet itself is a technological tour de force. It’s immediately evident that technology plays a pivotal role in how you experience the car. Walk up to the car with the key in your pocket and the wing mirrors unfold, welcoming you to theexperience that awaits. From then on, you’ll simply have to thumb the request sensor on the door to gain access to the vehicle.

Inside the Sonet, the large 26.03 cm touchscreen is your gateway to all the features on offer here. It’s the largest in its segment and with available split-screen functions, it’s very easy to use as well. Some of the Sonet’s best features can be accessed by the touchscreen like its air purifier with virus protection. This system makes use of a HEPA filter and a UVC LED to filter out particulate matter and sterilise the air in the cabin. Given the current global situation, a system like this gives you an additional layer of peace. The Sonet also has a driving rear view monitor and LED sound mood lights for the seven speaker Bose music system. Speaking of music, you can connect up to two phones via Bluetooth and have them connected simultaneously as well and switch seamlessly between them.

When you’re driving the car, talking to the car is as natural as having a conversation with someone you know. Simply say ‘Hello Kia’ followed by your command and UVO makes use of an advanced AI to deliver exactly what you’re looking for. You can control the driver’s side window, use climate control, check the weather or even the scores for sporting events. Do you want to know the best part of all of this? You get a free three-year subscription to all of UVOs features when you buy a new Kia Sonet. It’s technology suite will always be there to make your life with the Sonet more enjoyable.

This news was originally published at Motoring World