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Custom Color-Coded Lexus NX Spotted in Japan

Lexus NX Color Coded

An eagle-eyed reader in Japan spotted this Lexus NX with color-coded wheel arches:

Lexus NX Color Coded 2

No information on if this was a custom job or an aftermarket accessory — hopefully someone out there has more details.

I’ve always wondered how the NX would look without its dark grey wheel arches, and to be honest, I don’t know which I prefer. What do you think?

(Thanks Magnus!)

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    DrazenDodig
  • January 21, 2015
original looks better IMHO
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    Lec
  • January 21, 2015
It's the official 'dealer options' in Japan http://lexus.jp/models/nx/specifications/dealer_option/exterior/index.html
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    RAL
  • January 21, 2015
I think it makes it appear larger but less sporty. Can't decide if I like it better or not. Notice the F Sport fascia without the mesh grille. A shame we can't get it in the US.
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  • January 21, 2015
I like this better. I'd put some Liberty walk kit on the wheel arches if i wanted it to be really sporty. Btw, the orginal black arches some plastic vinyl or its painted black? Cause you know them black plastic parts fade-ugly overtime.
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      corradoMR2
    • January 21, 2015
    It's the same matte fine-textured plastic that makes the lower valence and lower bumpers. Here's a quick pic that shows it.
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    • January 21, 2015
    Nice! I think on the white or certain F Sport models this matte plastic finish looks on point. Carbon fiber to make it look even more aggressive and sporty.
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      joe
    • January 22, 2015
    I see that you have a set of really nice rims fitted on your NX!
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    Mike DeLorca
  • January 21, 2015
I have never been a fan of the dark plastic that is exposed on the exterior. I personally love the paint coordinated match to the entire vehicle. LEXUS should make that an option. It reminds me of the lower end SUV vehicles out and about. Looks fine on a RAV, CRV, etc., but not on a true luxury brand.
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    B
  • January 21, 2015
I prefer the plastic to the painted - I feel it looks more urban/ purposeful than painted. Having said that, the painted doesn't look bad. Making the painted arches a dealer-installed option probably isn't a bad idea.
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    RAL
  • January 21, 2015
No plastic arches . . .
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    MT
  • January 21, 2015
This one is better.
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    EI19
  • January 21, 2015
This is a extandar option here in Japan. No aftermarket paint job . You can get this option in any Lexus dealer.
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    corradoMR2
  • January 21, 2015
When the NX was first unveiled, I wasn't fond of the matte black arches, which is partly why I chose Obsidian, but it has grown on me, especially with the mud flaps tying the plastic to the lower bumper making it seem one. Painted arch makes it look less athletic/aggressive and more conservative.
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      Troy Howard
    • January 22, 2015
    I couldn't agree more. And to emphasize, I really did not like the black arches when they were first introduced but they have grown on me as well. Great point regarding the integration with the mud flaps. Though I plan not to have mud flaps on my NX F Sport.
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    joe
  • January 22, 2015
I think I'm so used to seeing the NX with the black wheel arches that this appears to be somewhat weird to me. lol
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      Troy Howard
    • January 22, 2015
    Weird but true.
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in my country image lexus car it look different from the image you bring. http://www.yepi2gamer.com
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    Troy Howard
  • January 22, 2015
OK, I've had a change of heart after enlarging the 2 pics and staring at them for a while. I DO like these colored coordinated arches. Actually alot. If my dealership would offer that by they time I go purchase mine (May 1st), I probably would order it. That's only if they have the exact same color as my choice (Atomic Silver).
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    Andyl
  • January 22, 2015
Just like what Lec has said, it is "Dealer Option" in Japan. One thing to point out is to have this custom fender arch mould, you can't have the mud guard installed as per the physical "Lexus Dealer Option" brochure for NX. It is not mentioned on lexus.jp web site.
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I think if it looks like this it needs larger wheels/tires asap since now there is nothing to break up the body and white paint. I see a ton of potential here but stock, I think I prefer it the other way.
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    Troy Howard
  • January 28, 2015
Has anyone ordered these here in America from Japan for their vehicle?

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