Back for 2021: Black Line Special Editions
These limited-production Lexus models are available for a closer look
This year’s limited-production Black Line Special Editions are designed for Lexus drivers looking for especially unique versions of Lexus vehicles. Each of the five 2021 Black Line models—ES, RC, RX, UX, and NX—feature dark, eye-catching accents that complement their Black Line body-color options. Bonus: for 2021, each Black Line Special Edition comes with smart-looking Zero Halliburton® travel cases in addition to the following model-specific highlights:
Lexus ES Black Line Special Edition
This year’s ES Black Line Special Edition is based on the ES F SPORT and offers a choice of three colors: Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian, and Ultra White. The vehicle also comes with an F SPORT-only two-tone interior that features white and black coloring with gray stitching; bolstered, heated, and ventilated front seats; and the Lexus Memory System. Unique Black Line exterior features include darkened mirrors, dark F SPORT wheels and lug nuts, and a sporty black rear lip spoiler.
Vehicles produced: 1,500
Lexus RC Black Line Special Edition
The RC Black Line Special Edition treatment—based on the RC F SPORT—is available for both the RC 300 and RC 350 engine sizes. Noteworthy features include standard premium triple-beam LED headlamps and 19-inch F SPORT wheels finished in Black Sputtering Chrome. Special design styling includes darkened exhaust tips, a choice of Ultra White or special Cloudburst Gray exterior colors, and a dark interior motif with silver-colored stitching and Ash wood trim.
Vehicles produced: 350
Lexus RX Black Line Special Edition
The RX Black Line Special Edition is the first to be offered for a single model’s conventional and hybrid powertrains, in this case the RX 350 F SPORT and RX 450h F SPORT. The vehicle’s color options—Ultra White and Grecian Water—nicely complement the darkened accents such as the 20-inch wheels, grille surround, outer mirrors, and sporty F SPORT exterior badging. Inside are shadowy black seats with white accents and blue stitching.
Vehicles produced: 750 for gas/250 for hybrid
Lexus UX Black Line Special Edition
For 2021, it’s the Lexus UX Hybrid that gets the Black Line treatment. Arriving in spring 2021, the vehicle's striking dark accents include 18-inch, black-finish wheels with black lug nuts, as well as a black grille surround and darkened side mirrors and roof rails—all designed to contrast with the vehicle’s three Black Line color options (Eminent White Pearl, Caviar, and Grecian Water). Features include a power rear door with kick sensor, heated steering wheel, auto-dimming inside mirror, windshield wiper de-icer, wireless charger, and Intuitive Parking Assist, as well as a sleek black and blue interior color scheme.
Vehicles produced: 1,000
Lexus NX Black Line Special Edition
This year's Lexus NX Black Line Special Edition is a limited-production version of the NX 300h F SPORT. Features include paddle shifters, Intuitive Parking Assist, and a power rear door with kick sensor. Its Black Line exterior color choices are Grecian Water, Ultra White, and Obsidian. Special styling touches beyond the dark accents (such as 18-inch dark-finish wheels) include color-keyed over fenders, which extend the paint color closer to the wheel wells, as well as black contoured seats and interior elements with blue stitching and specially designed Black Line floor and cargo mats.
Vehicles produced: 1,000
By Brian Gill
 Special cost color(s) available for an additional charge.