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.

767 comments

  1. Hi, Do UX250h produced after Sept 2019 have Apple Carplay/Android Auto as standard? Can you check reg no. PK69BYH

    I’ve been told by a local Lexus Centre that this car is not eligible for the upgrade – Does that mean it already has it as standard? I’ve not purchased the car as yet and the retailer isn’t sure. Thanks

    1. Hello Rob, thanks for your question.

      This vehicle should not have Apple CarPlay equipped as standard. This vehicle is also not eligible for retrofit.

      We are sorry for the disappointment this may cause. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks.

    1. Hello Kiran, thanks for getting in contact.

      This vehicle does not come with Apple CarPlay. However, it should be eligible for Apple CarPlay retrofit.

      To arrange this, we would recommend contacting your local Lexus Centre.

      You can locate your closest centre here: https://www.lexus.co.uk/forms/find-a-centre

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks.

  2. Can you explain why in New Zealand, a 2017 Lexus RC can be upgraded to Apple Carplay/Android Auto for a fee, but in the UK it is not offered?

    1. Hello Harry, thanks for your question.

      Decisions over specifications will take a variety of factors into account, including the demands of each market. In addition, licensing for third party products such as Apple CarPlay and Android auto can be complex. Therefore, this varies for each model in each country.

      We’re sorry for any disappointment this may cause. Please let us know if you have any other questions we can help with.

      Thanks.

      1. I’m part of a Lexus RC UK community and it is a highly desired upgrade. I don’t know how demand was assessed but people are paying several hundred pounds for aftermarket solutions that are sub-optimal. I think this decision should be reviewed if the upgrade is available in other countries, even if it is at a greater cost than the ~£80 fee quoted for other Lexus models of a similar age.

        1. Hello Harry, thanks for your comment.

          We appreciate your feedback greatly and will pass this comment on to the relevant teams.

          Thanks.

    1. Hello Matt, thanks for your comment.

      Please can you provide your vehicle registration so that we can look into this for you?

      Thanks.

    1. Hello Sameer, thanks for your question.

      Please can you provide your vehicle’s VIN number so that we can look into this for you?

      This information will be deleted from your comment once we have advised you and will not be displayed on the mag.

      Thanks.

  3. I have a 70 plate RC and am told it is not upgradable to Apple CarPlay. Is this correct? Why do your adverts for used 70 plate RC cars include CarPlay and Android as included equipment? Is this a mistake?

    Regards

    1. Hello Alistair, thanks for your comment.

      Please provide your vehicle registration so that we can look into this for you.

      Thanks.

        1. Hello Alistair, thanks for your comment.

          Thanks you for providing this information.

          This vehicle is not eligible for Apple CarPlay retrofit due to system incompatibility. We apologise for any confusion.

          Please let us know if you have any further queries.

          Thanks.

  4. Hi, could you please check whether this car eligible for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit?
    Lexus UX 1.987 250h F Sport, 2019.
    Registration number: DH19VSJ

  5. Hello hello do you know if my car will be eligible for car play upgrade ? The reg is WU19WZL is a RX450h. Thank you

    1. Hello Mikolaj, thanks for getting in touch.

      This vehicle is not eligible for Apple CarPlay retrofit due to system incompatibility.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Thanks.

  6. Hi, could you please check whether this car eligible for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit?
    Lexus ES300H F Sport, 2019.
    Registration number: AV68HDE
    Thanks 👍

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