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.

771 comments

  1. Hi, I have just now bought a used Lexus NX reg no. HJ69 MKD. Could you please advise if this car already has Apple Car play / Android auto? Thanks.

    1. Congratulations Raj and welcome to the Lexus family.

      Your Lexus NX, registration HJ69 MKD does not feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, however an upgrade should be available.

      Please contact your local Lexus Centre to find out more: https://www.lexus.co.uk/

      Thank you.

      1. Hello, I have a Lexus UX 2019 and I need un upgrade (android auto) which as I know is free of charge but Lexus Hatfield want to charge me £280. Can someone please tell me if it is free or not. Thank you

    1. Morning Kev, thanks for your question.

      Yes, your Lexus UX should have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

      We wish you many happy miles of luxury.

      Thank you.

  2. Hello, can you confirm if Lexus UX FN20 VYM has CarPlay installed or as standard or whether this can be upgraded?

    1. Hi Jake,

      I’m pleased to confirm that the Lexus UX registration number FN20 VYM has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® fitted as standard.

      We hope this helps.

      Thank You

  3. Hi
    I’ve purchased a 2021 plate ML21*** NX Premium Sport today from Lexus Wolverhampton, can you tell me if the vehicles got Apple Carplay & if it does how does it connect.
    Also the mirrors are not folding in.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Nick, thanks for your comment.

      So sorry, our system crashed mid checking your registration number and we’re not able to view it again after it is edited out.
      Would you mind resending please?

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

    1. Good afternoon Nicholas,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      If your Lexus NX does not feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard then the retro-fit upgrade should be available, yes.

      Please get in touch with your local Lexus Centre to find out more.

      Thanks.

    1. Good afternoon Iain,

      We currently have no news on a retro-fit upgrade for the Lexus LC, sorry.

      Thanks.

    1. Good afternoon Raymond,

      Regrettably, we do not offer an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retro-fit upgrade for the Lexus CT.

      We apologise for the disappointment this causes.

      Thank you.

  4. Hello,
    Could you please advise if the Lexus UX registration number HF20*** does feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Marius, thanks for getting in touch.

      Your Lexus UX is not equipped with Andoid Auto/Apple CarPlay as standard, however it can be retrofitted. Your local Lexus Centre will be happy to provide further information on this.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

  5. Hi,
    I am intending to get a 2017 RX450h F Sport, but it does not come with an android auto/car play function, is there an option to retrofit an upgrade at Lexus?
    What is the cost with installation?
    and what is the downtime est.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Garry,
      Thanks for your question.
      Unfortunately, the Apple CarPlay / Android Auto upgrade is not available for the RX.
      Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
      Thanks.

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