Kia Australia is working to fix a problem with wireless Apple CarPlay in the new Picanto, Rio and Carnival.
The brand’s latest 8.0-inch infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the CarPlay connection is prone to dropouts on the move.
CarExpert has experienced the problem in multiple Hyundai and Kia models, including the latest Kia Picanto and Hyundai i30. It has appeared for multiple iPhone users running the latest iOS software in both cars.
Kia is “aware of this concern and has been liaising with the software supplier”.
“An update has been successfully trialled and the factory is now working to release this software update,” a company spokesperson told CarExpert.
A Hyundai spokesperson told CarExpert the company is “aware of the issue and are looking into a resolution”.
Existing owners will be given the chance to upgrade their vehicle software for free, Kia says, once the infotainment update is available.
Wireless CarPlay is becoming more common, after debuting in the BMW 5 Series.
The technology features in the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes, new Volkswagen Group products ranging from the Skoda Scala to the Audi A6, and is spreading rapidly across the Hyundai and Kia range as well.