Lexus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade

Lexus Apple CarPlay

Lexus is pleased to announce that owners of compatible UX, NX and ES models now have the possibility of an upgrade to their vehicle’s multimedia system to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration*.

Compatible vehicles for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade:

  • Lexus UX models produced from January 2019 to September 2019
  • Lexus NX models produced from September 2018 to September 2019
  • Lexus ES models produced from October 2018 to September 2019
Lexus Apple CarPlay

This Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade allows owners to access the services included in their mobile phone on the multimedia display screen and action them through voice activation or by manually prompting through the steering wheel controls or touchscreen itself. In this way they will be able to safely enjoy applications such as Google Maps, Spotify, Amazon Music, WhatsApp and Waze without the need to directly interact with their mobile phone.

The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade for compatible vehicles will be carried out by appointment at your local Lexus centre. Lexus recommends that owners arrange to have the upgrade installed during a scheduled service.

For more information on software upgrade pricing and to confirm vehicle compatibility, please contact your local Lexus centre.

*Lexus has installed its enhanced multimedia system as standard equipment across all vehicles since the 2020 model year. Depending on vehicle and specification, this means that most Lexus models with this system will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

833 comments

  1. Good morning Lexus. Could you check if my car rx450h DF19ZPH or P7YLO could be upgraded to the anfroid system? Thank you, best regards.

    1. Good afternoon Piotr,

      Thank you for your question.

      Unfortunately, we do not offer a retrofit upgrade for the Lexus RX at this stage.

      We apologise for any disappointment caused.

    1. Hi India, thanks for getting in touch.

      Your CT is not compatible with the Apple CarPlay software.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

  2. Hi Could you let me know if our vehicle is eligible for the Apple car play upgrade. Vehicle reg is KE70 ***. If yes, roughly how much would that cost? Many thanks K

    1. Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

      Your vehicle is not eligible for the Apple CarPlay retrofit, sorry.

      Lexus UK

  3. Hello, could you please check if my NX300h VIN:***BJRBZ302133*** is eligible with this update?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Ion, thanks for your comment.

      Apple CarPlay retrofit is available for your NX and your local Lexus Centre will be happy to provide further information.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

    1. Hello Gareth,
      As this NX was produced before Sept 2018, it is not compatible for the upgrade.
      Thank you.

    1. Hi Ali, thanks for getting in touch.

      We will need the full registration number to check on this.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

        1. Hi Lemuel, thanks for your comment.

          Your Lexus RX is not compatible with the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto software, so retrofit is not possible.

          Thanks,

          Lexus UK

  4. Hi, Can you check whether my 2018 Lexus NX with VIN of JTJBRBZ202095023 is compatible with the update. Thanks

    1. Hi there, thanks for your comment.

      Our system isn’t recognising your VIN, could you confirm the registration number please?

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

    1. Hi John, thanks for getting in touch.

      Your Lexus NX is eligible for the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit, your local Lexus Centre is best equipped to assist further with this.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

  5. Good Morning,
    Could you tell me if my NX 2018 Reg No. MA68*** could be retro fitted with Apple car play, and if possible how much it would cost?
    Yours Sincerely
    Stuart

    1. Hi Stuart, thanks for getting in touch.

      Your Lexus NX is eligible for the Apple CarPlay retrofit. Your local Lexus Centre will be able to confirm the cost of this, they will need to check the current map version too.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

  6. Hi there,

    I owned Lexus NX300h 2019 model (minor changed) from Thailand.
    Can you give me a price quotation of Apple Car Play upgrade kit?
    (Sucharts@pttep.com) So that, I can let my Lexus Authorized Dealer to install after I purchase it.

    Thanks!,
    Suchart

    1. Hi Suchart, thanks for getting in touch.

      This is not something we can advise on, Apple CarPlay can only be retrofitted to eligible vehicles at a Lexus Centre.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

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