Kia Motors made their debut in our market last year with their first product Seltos. It became a huge success among customers and is now a very common sight on our roads. The Seltos became popular among buyers because of various reason like the looks, features, comfort and obviously the competitive price at which it was offered. Second product from Kia is a luxury MPV Carnival which got launched at the Auto Expo this year. Both vehicles are performing well for the brand and now Kia has announced that they have recently surpassed the landmark figure of 50,000 connected cars on road which includes the bold and dynamic Seltos along with the premium and extravagant Carnival. Kia is the only manufacturer in the country to have achieved this feat within just over 10 months since its first product launch.
Kia had launched even their first product Seltos with there UVO connected car feature. It is an advanced, dynamic and innovative connected car solution that seamlessly integrates one’s smartphone, infotainment system and the car to provide a joyful experience. Initially, around 37 features where introduced and now it offers over 50 unique features.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said,
We have attained this landmark figure due to our strong determination and continuous efforts to bring innovation and next-gen technology to our customers. At Kia Motors India, we are committed to meet new consumer demands and fill the gap in what’s offered to them. Kia’s innovative UVO connect technology has brought about a significant change in the way owners engage with their cars in India. Now with the updated UVO connect features in the new Seltos and upcoming Sonet, Kia has made driving even more fun, safe, convenient and comfortable.
The updated UVO feature in Kia cars now gets Voice Assist wake up Command, which wakes up the UVO system by simply saying “Hello Kia”. Other nine new voice commands that UVO now supports include, Calling, Weather Information, Time and Date, Indian Holiday Information, Cricket Score, Media Control, Navigation Control and Climate Control.
UVO feature also has safety and connectivity features using which stolen vehicle can be immobilized by making a call to the South Korean automaker’s dedicated call centre, Auto collision notification will forward message to friends or families in case of an accident, The air purifier inside the car can be remotely turned on. Kia unveiled their third product, Sonet SUV at the auto expo and it will also get these connected car features. It is expected to be launched in the market later this year.