What Is Kia’s UVO Intelligence?

What Is Kia's UVO Intelligence?

Kia's UVO Intelligence, and What You Need To Know

What is Kia UVO Intelligence? Simple answer, UVO Intelligence is Kia's suite of infotainment systems including remote start, vehicle diagnostics, and Apple Carplay & Android Auto. There are four packages of the Uvo system in Kia's lineup which are UVO Lite, UVO Care, UVO Plus, and UVO Ultimate. UVO Lite is complimentary for 5 years with the purchase of a new eligible Kia car. UVO Care is $9.99 a month or $99 annually, UVO Plus is $22.50 a month or $225 annually, and lastly UVO Ultimate is $29.79 a month or $297 annually. Care, Plus, and Ultimate all come with loads more features over the Lite and is worth looking into if things like Roadside Assistance, Find My Car, and Remote Climate Control interest you.

Lite - Complementary for the first 5 years

Features Include:

  • My Trips
  • 911 Connect
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Remote Charge
  • And More!
Care - $9.99 a month or $99 annually

Features Include:

  • Lite Package, and...
  • Curfew Alert
  • Vehicle Alarm Alert
  • Roadside Assistance
  • And More!
Plus - $22.50 a month or $225 annually

Features Include:

  • Care package, and...
  • Remote Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Climate
  • Find My Car
  • And More!
Ultimate - $29.79 a month or $297 annually

Features Include:

  • Plus package, and...
  • Home-to-Car (Alexa)
  • Home-to-Car (Google)
  • My Points of Interest
  • And More!

How Do I access my Kia UVO Intelligence?

Kia’s UVO Intelligence can be accessed by enrolling online at or you can download the UVO Intelligence Smartphone App. You can also begin using the Safety Services be enrolling through the Kia vehicle itself through the infotainment centre. If you have any questions about how the services work or if you need help troubleshooting a UVO Intelligence service, please view the videos below or visit for more information.

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Innovations & Features Include:

Remote Start/Stop with Climate Control

  • Start your Kia remotely right from your smartphone. You can set the remote start’s engine running time, and even set the cabin temperature before you get in your Kia.

Remote Door Lock/Unlock

  • Lock or unlock your car remotely beyond the range of your key fob, for even greater convenience and peace of mind.

Remote Horn/Lights

  • Trigger horn and lights remotely to identify your vehicle in a crowded parking lot.

Remote Vehicle Status Check

  • The smartphone app enables you to check the status of your vehicle remotely – everything from fuel level and climate control options to doors lock/unlock and engine on/off.

Find My Car

  • Find the current location of your vehicle right from your smartphone.

Automatic Collision Notification

  • Your vehicle will automatically call for help if an accident occurs.

Enhanced Roadside Assistance

  • With a simple tap – Kia’s roadside assistance service is here to help in the unlikely event of a vehicle problem or roadside emergency.

S.O.S. Emergency Assistance

  • Touch the S.O.S. button to connect directly to an emergency response specialist – 24/7, 365 days a year. Once connected, UVO automatically communicates your vehicle’s exact location and status to the emergency response team.

Maintenance Alert

  • UVO automatically sends a service alert to your smartphone when your vehicle’s next scheduled maintenance service is due. You can also use the app to locate your nearest authorized Kia dealer.

Monthly Vehicle Health Report

  • You can easily keep track of your vehicle’s health with a handy monthly report card delivered directly to your smartphone or email, indicating the status of your vehicle’s different mechanical systems.

Auto Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Notification

  • With UVO, you can receive push and/or email notifications if your vehicle’s on-board computer ever detects an issue or diagnostic code.

On-demand Diagnostics

  • Run on-demand diagnostics to determine if your vehicle requires immediate attention from your dealer.

Driving Information

  • Learn more about your driving patterns with active monitoring and tracking of your average speed, acceleration, deceleration, trip duration and idle time, helping you to plan your route better and maximize fuel economy.

Destination Search

  • Use your voice to find an address, or points of interest by category, quickly and easily from your driver’s seat, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.

Remote Charging Station

  • Displays information regarding the vehicle’s current charge, plug status, charge time and range. If the vehicle is not currently charging, this feature will display option to start the charge and vice-versa.

Target State of Change

  • Allows to assign charge level settings as desired for DC (fast charge) and AC plug types.

Charging Schedule

  • Allows configuring the desired charge schedules of the vehicle.

Intelligent Charge

  • If Intelligent Charge is turned on, the vehicle will calculate the charging start time based on maximizing the charged time during the off-peak hours and the departure time to charge the battery to 100%. If this function is turned off, the vehicle will start charging immediately when it is plugged in.

Charging Station Locator

  • A map displays the current location of the user, the vehicle, and any charging stations nearby. The address search bar allows the user to start a search for charging stations.

Equipped Kia's Include:

2018/2019 Rio

  • EX, EX Sport, EX Tech

2018 Optima

  • EX Tech, SX Turbo, SXL Turbo

2019 Optima

  • EX, EX Tech, SX Turbo, SXL Turbo

2018-2020 Stinger

  • Stinger all trim

2019 Sorento

  • LX V6, EX V6, EX Premium, SX, SXL

2019 Sedona

  • SX, SX+, SXL, SXL+

2019 Niro PHEV

  • All Trim Levels

2019 Niro EV

  • All Trim Levels

2019 Forte

  • EX Premium and EX Limited

2020 Optima Hybrid

  • LX, EX, EX Premium

2020 Optima PHEV

  • EX, EX Premium

2020 Sorento

  • EX+, SX

2020 Sedona

  • SX, SX Tech

2020 Soul

  • EX Premium, GT-Line Premium, EX Limited, GT-Line Limited, 20th Anniversary Edition

2020 Soul EV

  • All Trim Levels

2020 Sportage

  • EX Tech, SX

2020 Telluride

  • EX, SX, SXL

2020 Rio/Rio 5-door

  • EX, EX Sport

2020 Optima

  • EX+

2020 Forte 5

  • GT, GT Limited

2020 Forte

  • EX Premium, EX Limited, GT