Kia Connect, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for all Australian Kia EV (new and refreshed) starting with EV9

    The upcoming MY24 Niro EV S refresh will be the last Kia Australia EV with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Kia Niro EV S

    I spoke with a Kia Australia spokesperson this week and they confirmed this as well as:

    “All upcoming facelift/new generation models (starting with EV9) will include wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, as well as Kia Connect”.

    Kia EV9

    Personally I think it is useful to have both built-in satnav (free 7 years of updates from Kia is a great bonus) as well as phone connectivity.

    Even within one family there may be people who prefer one over the other and it is handy if you break/lose/forget your phone and need to drive somewhere new that you don’t know the route to.

    Kia Built-in Satnav on Niro EV GT-Line
    Neerav Bhatt
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    Thanks to his broad general knowledge, research skills and ability to explain complex issues Neerav Bhatt has appeared in the online, print, radio and TV media including: ABC (Online, TV, Radio), SBS (Online, Radio), BBC World Service (Radio), 10 News TV, Sky News TV, Australian IT, Technology Spectator, Ausdroid, iTnews, APCMAG, IDG CSO and a variety of other publications. In 2023 he joined the techAU team and represents them at Sydney events.

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