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.


    1. Hello Richard,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Our product team have advised that this NX comes with Apple CarPlay as standard.
      We hope this helps.

    1. Hello Simon,
      Our system indicates that your NX was produced in September 2018, meaning that it should be eligible for the upgrade.
      We would recommend contacting your Lexus Centre for further assistance with this.

        1. Hello Arthur,
          Thanks for your comment.
          Unfortunately, neither on these vehicles are compatible with the upgrade.

    1. Hello Clive,
      Thanks for your question.
      Your NX was produced in September 2018, meaning it should be compatible for the upgrade.
      Please contact your Lexus Centre for more information.

  1. Cannot believe my 70 plate RC f sport 300 h cannot have apple play installed. Really disappointed.

    1. Hi Elina,

      Yes, your vehicle is compatible. Please contact your nearest Lexus centre to get it booked in.


    1. Hi Tony,

      Yes, your vehicle is compatible with the retrofit. Please contact your nearest Lexus centre to get it booked in.


    1. Hello Ilesh, thanks for your comment.

      We have no information on retrofit of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto being available for the LC at this time.


      Lexus UK

  2. Hello Team,

    I have UX 250H 4X2 CVT manufactured 2020 model. But it doesn’t have Android auto or apple car play.


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