ORLANDO, FL – Touted heavily at auto shows last year and originally slated to debut last summer, Kia’s UVO in-car communications system still hasn’t launched. While technology troubles are partly to blame, a Kia Motors America official says the auto maker also was spooked by high-profile criticism of rival Ford’s similar Sync system. Calling it a “complicated distraction” and “impossible to comprehend” for some first-time users, the highly-influential Consumer Reports magazine skewered ...

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