Toyota hasn’t necessarily kept pace with other automakers when it comes to the latest in connectivity, but it’s at least trying to make amends. After announcing that many of its 2019 and 2020 models would be available with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility — some 2020 models get Android Auto compatibility, too — Toyota is now working to offer a retrofit of CarPlay and Alexa to two of its more popular 2018 models, the Camry and Sienna.
The retrofit will be performed by Toyota dealerships. Owners of either model should receive notification from Toyota regarding the process and encouraging them to contact a dealer and schedule an appointment. If you’re a Toyota owner looking for a dealership to perform this service, we have resources to help you find dealerships and service centers near you.
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There’s no word from Toyota regarding cost or how long the retrofit will take, though Toyota did inform other outlets that there may be a “small service charge” and said that owners should contact a dealership for details. Mazda has offered a similar service for some of its vehicles, which cost $199, not including labor.
As of now, this service is only available for the 2018 Camry and Sienna, though it’s possible that it could be extended to other Toyota models in the future.
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