Lexus announced Thursday that it will also unveil the 2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. This brevity-averse trim, which I will refer to as "NX Black Line" from hereon out, brings a dash of style and a little bit of our favorite Lexus tech to the now-second-smallest SUV Lexus makes.
Available in white, black or silver, the NX Black Line is based off the slightly more aggressive F Sport trim. It rocks a set of 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels, a small graphic near the side skirts, and other small adjustments to the body versus the regular NX. The inside promises F Sport black and white seats -- a first for the NX, in addition to a black headliner and special floor mats.
On the tech front, the NX Black Line is the first NX to receive Lexus' excellent 14-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, one of Roadshow's perennial favorites. Other tech in the NX Black Line includes heated and ventilated front seats, a power liftgate and a 10.3-inch infotainment screen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Only 1,000 examples of the NX Black Line will be built. When it lands at dealers in February, it'll cost $48,575 for front-wheel drive, and $49,975 for all-wheel drive. For context, a regular NX F Sport FWD costs $38,625, while AWD will set you back $40,025.