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Toyota Offers Apple CarPlay Retrofit on Popular 2018 Models

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Camry, Toyota Sienna on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 12:54 pm
2018 Toyota Camry in white driving down a country road at sunset

Drivers were highly anticipating the arrival of Apple CarPlay compatibility on the Toyota lineup and when it arrived in 2019 on select models and 2020 on almost all new Toyota models there was much rejoicing. Technology and connectivity continue to be a top priority to the brand and to spread the love Toyota is now offering an Apple CarPlay upgrade for some of their most popular 2018 models: the 2018 Toyota Camry and 2018 Toyota Sienna.

“We are always striving to bring highly desirable services to our vehicles. This new program enables CarPlay and Amazon Alexa on some of our most popular vehicles already on the road.” said Steve Basra, vice president of Connected Technologies for Toyota Motor North America. “It’s a great opportunity to surprise and delight our existing customers.”

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2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Toyota Sienna Get Apple CarPlay Upgrade

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry dashboard

2018 Toyota Camry driving through a dark tunnel

The Toyota Camry continues to be one of the best-selling nameplates in the Toyota lineup even as interest in the crossover market grows. With spacious interiors, an affordable price tag, and class-leading safety including the Toyota Safety Sense bundle, the 2018 Toyota Camry outpaces the competition in all areas.

2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Toyota Sienna dashboard

2018 Toyota Sienna exterior in grey

The Toyota Sienna minivan offers active families a no-compromise option that delivers performance, amenities, and style in spades. With plenty of room to fit the whole family and a few extra friends plus a competitive set of standard features that keep everyone entertained and connected, the 2018 Toyota Sienna is your solution for family hauling.

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Schedule a Service Appointment at Serra Toyota in Birmingham

Drivers in the Birmingham area who currently own a 2018 Toyota Camry or 2018 Toyota Sienna can call the Serra Toyota service department at 205-847-5040 to schedule their Apple CarPlay upgrade. Our team would also be happy to show you how to connect your compatible smartphone with the new system.

3 Responses to “Toyota Offers Apple CarPlay Retrofit on Popular 2018 Models”

  1. Christopher Shaheen says:

    I live in North Central Florida and I own a 2018 Camry. I was glad to hear that Toyota was offering to upgrade the audio systems in this model to include Apple Carplay and Amazon Alexa. I scheduled this service on my car and took it to the dealer. They were aware of the service bulletin for this upgrade and completed it in under an hour at no charge. When I picked up the car, however, I was unable to access either of these programs and NOTHING had changed. After an hour of trying to figure out what was going on, the dealership said to come back later and they would try to get to the bottom of it. This is a safety issue and moving violation issue as well in some states. using your handheld phone for navigation can get you both an accident and a citation. Please, Toyota, get your act together.

  2. Jason Zhou says:

    I have a 2018 Toyota Sienna and live in Cleveland OH. I just called my dealer he told me that this is VIN number specific, even though my vehicle is a 2018 Sienna it still won’t be able to upgrade to apple car play…….. I was very disappointed to hear that !!!

  3. Sundar says:

    I have 2018 RAV4. Can I get apple play upgrade?

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