At CES 2010, Rafe Needleman checks out the new voice control, called UVO, that's powered by Microsoft.
Kia gets a dramatically new cabin tech interface from Microsoft.
Kia showed off its new Microsoft-powered UVO system at the 2010 CES, which brings voice command for music and phones into its cars.
Remember Fiat Blue&Me -- the Microsoft-powered, voice-controlled entertainment system for your car? Well Kia's been busy working with Microsoft to produce a version of its own, dubbed 'UVO'
The car will go on sale in the first quarter with mapping and destination info from Google.
The 2014 Kia Forte EX has greatly improved its cabin tech and amenities for this generation, but it's priced to compete with models that, frankly, offer much better performance.
CNET Car Tech takes a look at Kia's new voice command feature.
Powered by Microsoft software, Kia's new in-car communications and entertainment system can be driven by voice as well as by touch.
The large, premium 2014 Kia Cadenza sedan might seem pricey by Kia standards but compares well feature-by-feature with other premium makes.
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With its turbocharged engine, the 2013 Kia Sportage SX offers a lot more power than most small SUVs, but its cabin tech tends largely towards the average.