And it makes the plain SUV look way cooler too.
Lexus created its Black Line series to give its vehicles a more menacing appearance without spending any development costs on improving performance. First introduced on the NX in 2019, the Black Line family grew with the RC coupe, subcompact UX 250h hybrid, and midsize RX SUV, all getting their own unique versions. Following the RX Black Line's success combined with high demand from dealers and customers, Lexus decided to introduce a Black Line model for the three-row 2022 Lexus RX L.
Lexus only offered 1,000 RX Black Line examples (720 gasoline models and 250 hybrids), but the RX L will be even rarer. The Japanese automaker will only offer 389 units in gas and 106 in hybrid guise, all based on the Premium Package. That makes this three-row crossover rarer than many special edition sports cars.
Buyers have a choice between two colors, Cloudburst Gray or an optional Eminent White Pearl, far less exciting than the Grecian Water (blue) hue offered on the two-row model. The colors look stealthy with the Black Line's 20-inch black wheels, black lug nuts, black grille, black outer mirrors, black nameplate, and black lower front bumper, adding some attitude to an otherwise plain crossover.
The RX L Black Line receives interior special touches, including black open-pore wood trim and blue stitching on black NuLuxe seats. The blue stitching appears on the center console, shift boot, steering wheel, and upper instrument panel, but not the tiny third-row seats. Other black interior elements include the floor mats, cargo mat, and key gloves.
Lexus says the RX L Black Line will arrive at dealerships starting by the end of July 2021. Pricing starts at $52,030 for the RX 350L Black Line and $55,290 for the RX 450hL Black Line. The gasoline RX L starts at just under $50,000 with all-wheel-drive, while the hybrid is just over $51,000. With the $1,580 Premium Package factored in, the Black Line additions don't add a significant price bump.