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. 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 Michael,
      As your NX was produced in January 2019, it should be compatible with the upgrade.
      Please contact your Lexus Centre for more information.

        1. Hello Gary,
          Thanks for your comment.
          We cannot see a vehicle on our system with this registration plate.

          1. Hello Kasim,
            Unfortunately, your vehicle is not eligible for the upgrade.

    1. Hello Cliff,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Your UX does not come with Apple CarPlay as standard.
      However, it is compatible for the upgrade.
      Please contact your Lexus Centre for further information.

  1. Hello, can apple car play be installed on my RX450h, registration N88 NBR, registered March 2019?

    1. Hello Nigel,
      Unfortunately, it is not possible to install Apple CarPlay on this model.

  2. Looking at a NX 300 – SA18WUW – can the Apple/Android retrofit be carried out on that vehicle? I suspect it may be just out of date range. Thanks

    1. Hello Khalil,
      Please provide the vehicle registration so we can look into this for you.

  3. I own a Lexus ES350 2019 purchased in March 2019. I have carplay but not Android Auto. Can I download AA to an early 2019 model?

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Given the differences between vehicles here in the UK and there in the US, we can only recommend contacting Lexus or a Lexus retailer in your region for further assistance.


    1. Hello Saurav,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately, this vehicle is not eligible for the update.

  4. Hello Lexus UK,

    – Can this be fitted to RXL 2018(68 reg ).
    – Can this be done at any Lexus center ?


  5. Hi there,

    Will my NX300h, plate number EN67YPJ be compatible with the upgrade? It is probably registered before Sep 2018 but has the larger screen?


  6. Hi ,

    I have a 2018 NX300h registration NX18WLF. Please could you confirm if the upgrade is possible?

    1. Hello Gregory,
      Unfortunately as your vehicle was produced before September 2018, it is not compatible with the upgrade.

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