Lexus is taking a different tack with its 2020 NX 300 Black Line edition, weaving in some bronze finish inside and out for a new twist on a returning theme.
Of course, it wouldn't be the "Black Line" if the predominant exterior treatment wasn't black. The new bronze-finished wheels may be the stand-out contrast elements, but the grille surround, fog light housings and mirror caps are finished in black. The fender accents on the Black Line are body-colored, which is another touch unique to this trim. The Black Line edition can be ordered in Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Grey Pearl or Matador Red Mica.
Inside, bronze accent stitching is found on the floor mats, seat upholstery and center console. Bronze door trim above the pull handles finishes off the treatment. The Black Line edition doubles as a popular equipment package, so customers get extras such as heated and ventilated front seats, a black headliner, a heated steering wheel, and driver's seat memory. It also gets park assist, a power rear liftgate, and navigation.
Lexus attributes the return of the Black Line edition to the NX's success in the small crossover market. As such, Lexus is doubling the allotment of Black Line editions for 2020, up to 2,000 from 1,000. The best news is that the 2020 Black Line edition is cheaper than 2019's. At $45,735, the 2020 Black Line is nearly $4,000 cheaper than the limited-edition F-Sport version released last year. The same is true of the all-wheel drive model, which checks in at $47,135. Both include a $1,025 destination fee.
The Black Line edition will arrive in dealerships in November.