Pandora announced 1/9 Kia Motors America as a new OEM and automotive brand partner. The Kia partnership was announced at the Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) and in preparation for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Kia’s UVO eServices platform, which will be introduced at CES, is slated to debut later this year.
Pandora also announced that Acura is now an official automotive partner. Acura unveiled the partnership 1/9 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Acura will first feature Pandora on two vehicle models, the RDX and the all-new ILX, both of which are slated to appear on dealer lots this spring.
Pandora now has 23 total automotive partnerships between automotive brands and aftermarket manufacturers.
The list also includes:
— 2012 Hyundai Veloster
— Ford’s Sync: most every model in the Ford and Lincoln-Mercury line
— Toyota’ Entune system: 2012 Tacoma, Camry and Prius V
— BMWs equipped with the BMW Apps option
— MINIs equipped with the MINI Connected option
— Also being integrated into Chevrolet’s upcoming Mylink system – a new touchscreen, voice recognition system that allows users to access their Pandora and SiriusXM stations, connect with their phone contacts and access USB drives right from the driver’s seat.