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.

796 comments

  1. Hi ,I have a Lexus rc300h F Sport Takumi pack 2019 made car reg in 2020 CN20YGF NOW WITH PRIVATE PLATE G14AJG, WHICH HAS NO APPLE CAR PLAY, and can not have software upgrade , can it have a retrofit MMI BOX fitted to use Apple car play? many thanks ANDREW

    1. Hello Gavin, thanks for getting in touch.

      Please can you provide your VIN number so that we can look into this for you. Please be assured this will be deleted from your comment before it is approved.

      Alternatively, please contact your local Lexus Centre for advice on this.

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

      Please let us know if you have any further queries.

      Thanks.

    1. Hello Chuka, thanks for getting in touch.

      This vehicle not eligible for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit due to system incompatibility.

      Please contact your local Lexus Centre for advice on this.

      Please let us know if you have any further queries.

      Thanks.

  2. Hi, is Lexus UX 250h 2.0 E-CVT 2019 eligible for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit?
    Registration number: BH19BTY
    Thank you.

    1. Hello Kayley, thanks for your comment.

      This vehicle should not be eligible for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit.

      Please let us know if you have any further queries.

      Thanks.

        1. Hi Kayley,

          It is not at all compatible and we would not recommend trying to update yourself or fitting aftermarket units as it may invalidate the manufacturing warranty.

          Thanks,

          Lexus UK

    1. Hello Aasim, thanks for your comment.

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

      Thanks.

    1. Hello Ben, 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 queries.

      Thanks.

  3. Hi,
    I have a Lexus NX300h 2017,
    I have a new stereo and display of 2020 lexus.
    Is it possible to fit this yo my 2017 lexus please?

  4. I have a 17 plate NX 300h and asked my local Lexus dealer (Glasgow) to fit a retro Apple car play screen. However; I was told this couldn’t be done on my car. Disappointing to say the least as there seems to be loads of “independent” upgrades available. I’d prefer to get it done by Lexus however; they are forcing me down the independent route by not offering this service. Mad really??

    1. Hi Martyn, thanks for your comment.

      We appreciate your frustration that Apple CarPlay retrofit is not compatible with your vehicle. However, we would advise not to download any unapproved software on to the multimedia system as this will risk voiding the manufacturing warranty on the system.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK.

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