Owners of France's take on the Nissan X-Trail can now upgrade their older cars to feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Renault has followed in the footsteps of Mazda, Toyota and Lexus in allowing owners of older vehicles to upgrade their cars with the latest smartphone mirroring software from Apple and Google.

Starting today, owners of Koleos SUV models built before September 2017 will be able to pay $486.40 to have the car's hardware and software upgraded to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Mazda charges $495 for the upgrade, while Toyota asks just $199 to upgrade eligible models.

Renault says the upgrade should take around an hour, and can be carried out at any official dealership. Australia is the first market to be offered a dealer retrofit for the Koleos.

"The timing of recent announcements around mobile phone detection cameras rolling out in some states makes this kit even more timely and we’re pleased to offer a safe and convenient solution to more customers to complement the many Renault vehicles already built as standard with this latest functionality," said Matthew Wright, Renault Australia after sales and quality director.

The upgrade is only available to owners of the second-generation Koles pictured at the top of this article, not the original model pictured below.