Some 2018 Lexus Vehicles Eligible for $199 Software Update to Add CarPlay Support

Lexus not too long ago introduced that it’s bringing CarPlay ^(https://www.rootraw.com/roundup/carplay/) to some older automobiles, following the release of CarPlay in new 2019 Lexus automobiles ^(https://www.rootraw.com/2018/04/25/2019-lexus-es-carplay/) final September.

CarPlay may also be put in ^(https://lexus2.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10409) within the 2018 LS, LC, RC, RC F, and NX, and as identified via iPhone in Canada ^(https://www.rootraw.ca/news/2018-lexus-models-apple-carplay-canada/), the brand new CarPlay choices are to be had in each the U.S. and Canada.


According to Lexus ^(https://lexus2.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10409), 2018 and 2019 automobiles provided with a Lexus Multimedia System could have an enhancement put in that provides CarPlay compatibility together with improve for Alexa. A complete checklist of eligible automobiles is beneath:

  • 2018 LS
  • 2018 LC
  • 2018 RC and RC F
  • 2018 NX
  • 2019 NX (produced ahead of October 2018)
  • 2019 RC F (produced ahead of October 2018)
  • 2019 ES, with out manufacturing facility navigation (bought ahead of October 2018)

Lexus says that it’s “happy” to be offering the device enhancement for $199, and Lexus homeowners who’re will have to touch their Lexus broker for additional info.

Lexus says that new device shall be put in at the Lexus Multimedia System to upload the CarPlay characteristic, and a Lexus broker is needed to set up the replace.

CarPlay is already to be had in choose 2019 Lexus automobiles together with the 2019 UX crossover and the 2019 Lexus ES.

Lexus and dad or mum corporate Toyota have been amongst probably the most final main automotive producers to introduce improve for CarPlay, as a substitute supporting the SmartDeviceLink platform ^(https://www.rootraw.com/2018/01/04/toyota-smartdevicelink-over-carplay/) from Ford and Livio.

The large availability of CarPlay spurred Toyota to opposite route and improve Apple’s platform in spite of everything, and the primary 2019 Toyota and Lexus automobiles with CarPlay have been introduced ^(https://www.rootraw.com/2018/01/15/toyota-to-support-apple-carplay/) in early 2018.

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