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 Apple CarPlay 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. In this way it is efficiently incorporated into the technician’s time, and is priced at £80 inc VAT.

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.

59 comments

        1. Hello Philip, thanks for your comment.

          There is no retrofit of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto available for your NX as the multimedia system is not compatible.

          Thanks

    1. Hello Nigel,
      Thank you for contacting Lexus.
      The 2018 RX 450h does not come with Android Auto, nor can it be retrofitted.
      Thanks.

        1. Hello Phillip,
          Your registration is not recognised by our system.
          Do you have a private plate on your vehicle?
          Thanks.

          1. Hello Philip,
            Your NX is not compatible with the Apple CarPlay retrofit as it was produced before September 2018.
            Please let us know if you have any further questions.
            Thanks.

    1. Hello Krishna, thanks for your comment.

      We have no information on any updates to the Android Auto system in your UX at the moment.

      Thanks.

        1. Hello Alistair,
          Your RC F Sport does not come with Apple Car Play and it cannot be retrofitted.
          Please let us know if you have any further questions.
          Thanks.

    1. Hello Charmaine,
      Unfortunately your NX 300h was produced before September 2018, meaning it is not compatible for the Android Auto updgrade.
      Thanks.

  1. Hi, thanks for the reply. The car was registered Sept 2018, does it need to be after this month/date to be compatible?
    Thank you

    1. Hello Charmaine,
      Only Lexus NX models produced from September 2018 to September 2019 are compatible with the upgrade.
      Thanks.

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