Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins / Photos by Garvin St Villier
“Welcome to the D with your boy DJBJ 3525 as I put the city on full display through the lens of my family at Automotive Rhythms (ARtv) in the sporty and efficient L/Certified Lexus NX,” bellows our confident talent. As a music artist, DJ, producer, designer, and activist, the Detroit native’s life revolves around evolution, from technology to uplifting the youth. So, connecting with brands like Lexus work because of the luxury automaker’s consistent elevation.
Whether it’s a fresh new Lexus or a L/Certified Lexus NX — luxury, reliability, and technology advancements are on your side. With that, ARtv filmed DJBJ in a 2019 NX 300 5-Door SUV 4X4 with an Eminent White Pearl body and Rioja Red interior. “I’m a Detroit DJ, which means premium audio is a must,” he exclaims. No problem since the NX features the 10.3” multimedia display, 10-speaker exclusive sound system, Lexus Dynamic Navigation, and the Enform App Suite. Ah yes, there’s nothing like a fully-loaded experience.
The first stop was to pick up some grub from Detroit Vegan Soul, which satisfied our cravings. In past years I have only visited downtown Detroit, so it was good discovering the outer banks of Motor City. From visits to Motown Museum “Hitsville USA,” where musical history was made, to the 982-acre Belle Isle island park to view the skyline hovering the Detroit River, the weekend was full of allure. DJBJ also took us through the busy quarters of Downtown Detroit where the Pistons, Tigers, and Lions play. The NX can easily fit a crew of five city sports fans and is compact enough to find parking while tapping into the perks of Intuitive Parking Assist for assistance when pulling up to the destination.
The NX-300 brings efficiency to the plate by way of a 235-horsepower 2-liter Turbo with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The L/Certified NX is further blessed with the Drive Mode Select that provides the option of ECO, Normal, or Sport characteristics. The vehicle came equipped with the Cold Weather Package because you never know when the temps will turn on you in the Motor City. Detroiters can expect 22 city / 28 highway / 25 combined miles per gallon. Plus, anticipate an unlimited mileage warranty of up to 6 years and up to 2 years of complimentary maintenance.
As part of the Fit Fathers movement, DJBJ is an active and involved dad. With Lexus Safety System+, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Smart Stop Technology, and much more to offer in the safety field, he can rest assured his daughter is protected. He also runs a fashion brand and likes both his gear and his ride fresh with at least 18” spins on all-season tires, LED Lights, a Power Moonroof, and jeweled exterior trim.
More tech comes in the form of Voice Command, Lexus-Enform Wi-Fi, and SmartWatch connections with Alexa Skill Integration. Our vehicle started at $37,785 and finished at $45,658 with the optional packages. Well, what are you waiting for? Go “Experience Amazing” exclusively at your Detroit Metro Lexus Dealer.