I just got a reply from Kia Canada, and Kia Canada continues to treat Canadian customers as second class owners.
First no UVO, next no free upgrade... it will cost you $253 USD (yes USD that's $326.79 Cdn), to upgrade to the latest maps and Android Auto and Apple Carplay... plus no UVO for our Canadian
I love my Soul EV, but I have difficulty recommending it to my Canadian friends when we only get a part of what the rest of North America gets for their cars which are the same as ours. And we pay more for our cars too!
Here is what Kia Canada said:
From: Consumer Affairs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at **** AM
Subject: Android Auto Updates
Dear Mr. **********,
Thank you for contacting Kia Canada Customer Experience Department regarding your inquiry on Android Auto Updates for your 2016 Kia Soul EV.
Please note Android Auto is now available on select Kia models; the updates on the GPS unit for your 2016 Kia Soul EV are not automatic; Kia vehicles MUST HAVE navigation as a prerequisite to be compatible with Android Auto. Also, the software upgrade is the financial responsibility of the vehicle owner.
We invite you to visit the following website: www.mapnsoft.com
and select your vehicle model. You will see a link allowing you to purchase the update for your vehicle Navigation System.
Thank you for contacting Kia Canada Inc.
Customer Experience Representative
Kia Canada Inc.
180 Foster Cr., Mississauga, Ont., L5R 4J5
Tel: 877-542-2886 Fax: 866-26