Lexus Audio Upgrade

Unlock the connectivity of your Lexus and stay connected on the go!

With this Lexus audio upgrade you can now access Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ features. This allows you to use certain device functions as you drive, but in a way that will let you stay focused on the road. Apps and controls appear on the vehicle’s audio display or can be accessed through your device’s voice-assistant.

Is my Lexus eligible to be upgraded to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?

A select range of Lexus vehicles can be upgraded.

Eligible Lexus Models: 

  • Lexus LC (Production March-2017 to March-2020)
  • Lexus NX (Production Sep-2017 to September-2019)
  • Lexus LS (Production Oct-2017 to October-2020)
  • Lexus RC (Production Nov-2017 to October-2019)
  • Lexus RC F (Production Nov-2017 to August-2020)
  • Lexus ES (Production Jul-2018 to September-2019)
  • Lexus UX (Production Oct-2018 to September-2019)

If your vehicle model is not listed above, it is not eligible for this upgrade. For any further assistance, please contact your local authorised Lexus dealership.

What does the audio upgrade involve?

You will need to reserve a booking with your local authorised Lexus dealership for this upgrade. It will take approximately an hour.

This upgrade will include an audio software update (may also require navigation map update), and in some cases hardware update. You are welcome to wait at the Lexus dealership and enjoy a coffee and wi-fi while you wait, or drop your car off if it’s more convenient.

How much does it cost?

This audio upgrade fitted RRP is $299 including GST. This includes the Audio Upgrade Kit and components, as well as one hour of labour required to fitout the vehicle.

What is included in the audio upgrade kit?

  • Supplement owners manual
  • Universal charge and data cable
  • Hardware (if required).

How do I get this audio upgrade?

Contact your local authorised Lexus dealership and reserving a booking today.

Contact your local Lexus Dealership

  • Apple CarPlay®

    Available for iPhone 5 and higher Apple CarPlay® is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. 

    How to connect using Apple CarPlay®

    1. Enable Siri on your device
    2.Connect the device to the USB port
    3.Follow the steps on your device and multimedia display to connect your smartphone
    4. Press the "Menu" button on the touch pad next to the gear stick
    5. Select "Apple CarPlay®"
    6. The "Apple CarPlay®" screen should now display

     

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  • Android Auto™

    To use Android Auto™ you'll need an Android phone running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher with the Android Auto™ app installed. With safety and convenience in mind, larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and Google Assistant, Android Auto™ is designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road. 

    How to connect using Android Auto™

    1. Download and set-up the Android Auto™ app on your device
    2.Connect the device to the USB port
    3.Follow the steps on your device and multimedia display to connect your smartphone
    4. Press the "Menu" button on the touch pad next to the gear stick
    5. Select "Android Auto™"
    6. The "Android Auto™" screen should now display

     

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Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Terms and Conditions

  1. ‘Apple’ and ‘CarPlay’ are trademarks of Apple Inc registered in the US and other countries.
  2. ‘Android Auto’ is a trademark of Google LLC.
  3. Compatibility and functionality vary depending on device.
  4. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception and GPS signal.
  5. Mobile usage at user’s cost.
  6. Apps subject to change.

Please note that the Lexus App Suite (also known as SmartDeviceLink) are not available in New Zealand. Reference to its operations, availability of functions and phone compatibility are not displayed on our website (www.lexus.co.nz) as stated in supplied Navigation System and Supplement for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Owner’s Manuals.

 

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