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 ÂŁ80 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.

195 comments

  1. I have a Lexus UX – WH19 EVK – would it be possible to retrofit Android Auto/Apple CarPlay ?

    1. Hello Kamal,
      This vehicle is eligible for the upgrade.
      Please contact your Lexus Centre for further assistance.
      Thanks.

        1. Hi,

          Compatible vehicles for Apple CarPlay upgrade are:

          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

          Thanks

      1. Hi Shreekant,

        Lexus NX models produced from September 2018 to September 2019 are compatible with the update. Your vehicle was produced in April 2018. Unfortunately, that means it is not compatible. We are sorry about that.

        Thanks

    1. Hi Igor,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Apple CarPlay retrofit is available for:

      -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

      Unfortunately your RX is not compatible. Sorry about that.

      Thanks

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

        1. Hello Paula,
          Unfortunately, as your NX was produced before September 2018, it cannot have Apple CarPlay retrofitted.
          Thanks.

    1. Hello Darren,
      Unfortunately as this NX was produced before September 2018, it is not eligible for the upgrade.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Man,
      Unfortunately, your NX is produced before September 2018 meaning it is not compatible with the upgrade.
      Thanks.

  2. Hi,
    Can you advise if my NX300h is eligible for a upgrade of Apple Carplay?
    Registration plate is MH19 RUO
    Thanks.

    1. Hello Freddie,
      Your vehicle should be eligible for the upgrade.
      Please contact your Lexus Centre for further assistance.
      Thanks.

      1. Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Had requested the nearby Lexus to upgrade 🙂

    1. Hi Neil,

      Congratulations on your new car. Our system shows that this vehicle is MY20 which already has a wired Apple CarPlay connection. Please plug your phone in using a USB cable and make sure you phone’s settings allow Apple CarPlay.

      Thanks

    1. Hi,

      The compatible vehicles for Apple CarPlay upgrade are:

      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

      Sorry about that.

      Thanks

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Lexus NX models produced from September 2018 to September 2019 are compatible.

      Unfortunately we are having issues with our vehicle information system, so we can’t check the exact production date of your vehicle at the moment, but we expect it does fit within the date range of compatible vehicles.

      Please contact your nearest Lexus centre for confirmation. You can find them here: https://www.lexus.co.uk/forms/find-a-centre

      Thanks

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