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LEXUS 2013-2020 VLine CarPlay Android Auto Infotainment System Navigation Upgrade (LEX78)

Distinctive functionality

Upgraded faster hardware
2GB RAM for boot and operating speed
OEM screen and controls integration
Wifi 4G LTE and Hot Spot Enabled
Bluetooth music streaming

Android powered

Powered by Android 
Android 8.1 with automotive user interface
Maps: Google, Waze, others
Music: Spotify, Web Radio, other apps
Install any Android compatible apps
Android Auto USB / Wireless (calls via factory bluetooth)
CarPlay via USB or Wireless

Bluetooth enabled

Voice Activation
Start navigation (Google or Waze)
Search for music (Spotify, Web Radio)
Use Google Assistant

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Now with Wireless Apple® CarPlay® and Android Auto®!

About VLine
VLine Infotainment System is a smart computer that connects to the back of your stereo and fully integrates into the infotainment system and display without compromising or affecting factory functionality.

VLine is a stand-alone unit that is fully functional with stereo touchscreen, buttons and controls. WiFi connection is required. VLine offers connectivity with mobile hot spot and/or through your phone internet tethering. VLine VL2 offers offline maps and music options for certain music app plugins.

VLine Features

CarPlay: Via USB or Wireless. Add navigation, phone calls, messages and music apps easily with your iPhone to your car stereo.

Android Auto®: Via USB and Wireless. Add navigation and media apps easily with your Android phone. Simply plug it in via Type-C cable to USB port and ready to go! Phone calls go through the factory system.

Voice Activation: Voice activation allows use of voice control over navigation with Google, Waze, Sygic and HereWeGo maps. Voice search is also available within music app plugins including Spotify, Web Radio, Pandora, Google Music, and local music as stored on USB stick / SD card and connected to VLine VL2.

Music Apps and Plugins: VLine VL2 for can play any music app as available in Google Play Store. However all VLine systems have built-in app plugins to create a unified environment with large display fonts and graphics for ease of use while driving. Plugins include Spotify, Pandora, Google Music and Web Radio (VLine own radio app that is similar to TuneIn).

Navigation Apps: Install any map app from Google Play Store including Google, Waze, Sigyc, HereWeGo. Set default navigation map app for quick access via voice activation and home launcher screen. Voice activation allows use of voice control over navigation with Google, Waze, Sygic and HereWeGo maps. Use Lexus stereo buttons and touchscreen to use these apps.

Other apps: Install any app available at Google Play store or sideload your preferred app. Note that not all apps are optimized for driving. Install safely and responsibly.

WiFi Connectivity: WiFi connectivity is required to use the majority of VLine apps and Maps. VLine can connect to the internet via WiFi either using Smartphone internet tethering or standalone mobile data hotspot / modem and data plan.

Bluetooth: Bluetooth A2DP music streaming is available for most Smartphones with cover art and title support.

High Sound Quality: VLine uses factory car stereo sound system for pure crystal-clear sound.

Firmware: Firmware upgrades are available within VLine system and downloaded over WiFi or USB. It is recommended that you update your VLine VL2 firmware as it is made available.

Rear and front-facing camera: add aftermarket backup and front-facing camera to your vehicle with VLine VL2 system. VAUX AV cable is required and sold separately

Wireless Bluetooth Mini Keyboard (sold separately): The keyboard is useful to input any information such as Wifi password or email into VLine. Connects via Bluetooth, easy to operate.

Integration with your existing system is seamless. You will keep all factory controls and features. You will be able to access FM radio, CD changer, use factory Bluetooth and so on.

VLine Maps and Apps Car Infotainment System - User Manual

VLine Installation Manual for Lexus Gen 8th and 9th stereos

Quad Core Cortex-A17 MCU 1.8GHz
Mali-T760 MP4 GPU clocked at 600 MHz
2GB RAM, 16GB Flash
WiFi 2.4GHz/5.0GHz, Bluetooth 2.1/4.0
AV1/AV2 in for video and backup camera (optional, add VAUX cable to the order)
USB2.0 x 2 ports
Operating Temperature: -40C - +85 C (-50F - 200 F)
Operating current: < 700mA
Standby current: ~2mA
SN Ratio: 95dB
DAC resolution: 24bit
Distortion: < 0.01%
Dimensions: W / H / D - 120* 160 * 33 mm
Weight: 400g
Enclosure: Silver metal

*Parts shortage disclosure: due to the current electronic components shortage the exact specs might fluctuate based on the parts availability. The components fluctuation will not affect the product's performance.

Standard package include everything you need for the installation:
- VLine infotainment system in metal enclosure
- Vehicle specific harness
- GPS receiver
- Microphone
- Automotive grade USB cable
- Operation manual

Q.: When I install VLine, will it disable any of my car factory functions, such as factory car Bluetooth, iPod or USB?
A.: VLine will not normally disable any factory functions. VLine LEX6, LEX6RT, NIS9 will disable only factory iPod USB function of your stereo. The rest of the functions will keep working.

Q.: Will my car stereo or steering wheel controls work with VLine?
A.: Yes your car stereo or steering wheel controls will work with VLine.

Q.: Do I need my phone to work with VLine?
A.: VLine is standalone system that does not need any phone. All apps and maps run directly on VLine. You can still use your phone for CarPlay or Android Auto, Bluetooth music streaming or Wifi tethering.

Q.: Can I use an iPhone with VLine?
A.: You can connect your iPhone to VLine for CarPlay, Bluetooth or USB music streaming. You can also use your iPhone to provide internet to VLine. CarPlay is available wireless and via USB.

Q.: Can I use Android smartphone with VLine?
A.: You can connect your Android smartphone for Android Auto, Bluetooth or USB music streaming. You can also use your phone to provide internet to VLine.

Q.: Do I need VAUX AV Cable for Backup and Front-facing Camera if I want to retain my factory cameras?
A.: You do not need VAUX AV cable to retain your factory backup, front-facing, or other cameras. You only need VAUX cable if you want to add aftermarket backup or front-facing camera to your vehicle. You can integrate it with VLine via VAUX cable

Q.: How can I provide internet to VLine?
A.: Few options are available. We recommend either tether internet from your phone or use dedicated mobile hot spot with sim card and internet plan. 

Q.: What is the difference between VLine VL2 and VLite VT2 systems?
A.: Similarities are that VLine VL2 and VLite VT2 systems support wireless and wired CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, both support Bluetooth music streaming and iPhone USB playback.

In addition to CarPlay / Android Auto, VLine VL2 works as a stand-alone Android unit, and you can run the apps directly on VLine VL2. VLite VT2 does not have such an ability. In addition, VLine VL2 offers backup and front-facing camera integration, HDMI-IN, USB playback from a mass storage device, and its own VLine UI plugins. Compare Table to see the difference between both.


  • Lexus CT 200H 2013 2014 2015 2016 (Navi)
  • Lexus CT 200H 2017 (Navi, US only)
  • Lexus ES 300h 350 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (Navi)
  • Lexus GS 350 430 450H 460 2012 2013 2014 2015 (Navi)
  • Lexus GS 200t 350 450h GS F 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (Navi)
  • Lexus IS 200t 250 300 350 2013 2014 2015 2016 (Navi)
  • Lexus LS 460 600hl 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 (Navi)
  • Lexus LX 570 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (Navi)
  • Lexus NX 200t 300h 2015 2016 2017 (Navi)
  • Lexus RC 200t 250 300 350 RC F 2015 2016 2017 (Navi)
  • Lexus RX 350 450H 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (Navi)

*For systems without navigation and/or the knob controller please contact us about LEXK kit.

We strongly recommend providing our team with details of your vehicle such as model, year and any details of the radio system (ideally send a photo of the screen and controls).  Whilst this compatibility list is the current best working chart, vehicle manufacturers don’t always build with the same specs, especially near facelift model changes! 

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