While many newer cars come with Apple CarPlay support backed, some older models have been left without. Even those cars that can technically run the software feature. Some manufacturers have gone back and upgraded older models. Some don't. Lexus seems to be on the right side of this story, at least for some 201
iPhone in Canada has the report to close the week. Lexus has confirmed that it allows owners of certain 2018 models to upgrade the car's system to support Apple CarPlay. As for the course with this type of thing, the manufacturer suggests visiting your local dealer for the upgrade:
"Lexus multimedia system is now eligible for an update that includes Apple CarPlay compatibility. Please contact your preferred dealer for more information. "
So here are the 2018 models that support the upgrade:
- RC F
- 2019 NX, NXh and RC F (built before October 1, 2018)
However, this is not a cheap upgrade. Lexus says it is gratifying to offer it, but you have to fork over $ 199 to make it happen:
"Lexus is happy to offer the improvement at a $ 199 MSRP. Contact your preferred Lexus dealer for more information. "
In April, we reported that Toyota upgraded a couple of its 2018 models to support CarPlay. And Mazda has offered upgrades for some 2014 and newer models since November last year.[via iPhone in Canada; Lexus]
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