Short for “your voice,” UVO is the name Kia has given to their suite of infotainment features, hardware and software. In most Kia models, UVO begins with the 7- or 8-inch touchscreen display that also features physical buttons to allow you to control the system without looking at it while driving.
UVO has been praised by automotive journalists and critics for its speedy responsiveness, engaging graphics design and a deep well of features that allows you to do things like rewind satellite radio or connect your iPhone or Android phone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
UVO has usually existed in three incarnations. With the announcements of the 2019 Optima, Sorento, and Soul, Kia has changed these up. Here are the new UVO systems that are included in most 2019 Kia vehicles:
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Kia Access with UVO link is the official Kia Motors America owner’s app. Kia Access with UVO link makes getting your vehicle information and services easier than ever. Gain all the benefits of the Kia Owner’s Portal, combined with the convenient, streamlined features of UVO link (if equipped)  – right in the palm of your hand.
Get Kia Access with UVO link today! (The app is currently available for 2019 Optimas with UVO link and Kia owners with vehicles without UVO.)
Create an owner account directly from the app or go to: Kia.com/owners
 Features only available for vehicles equipped with UVO link. Determine UVO availability for your vehicle by visiting: https://owners.kia.com/content/owners/en/uvo-availability.html/
 Vehicle must be equipped with UVO link and navigation
 Some vehicles with UVO link may not support remote climate control (e.g., 2019 Optima LX)
Only use UVO when safe to do so. 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 https://owners.kia.com/content/owners/en/uvo-availability.html/ or your authorized Kia dealer.
Remote Features: Do not use remote climate control or remote start if your vehicle is in an enclosed area (e.g., closed garage) or a partially enclosed area without ventilation. Close all doors leading from adjacent living areas to the vehicle area before executing a remote climate control or remote start command.