Feb
15
New Car Colors

Check out our gallery of the most eye-catching colors at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

There’s no better place than an auto show to see a broad range of brand-new vehicles up close, and there’s also no better place to check out the latest trends in factory paint-color offerings. One of our Chicago Auto Show traditions is to scour the show floor on the hunt for interesting new or recently introduced colors—“double-take” hues that are more eye-catching that the usual whites, silvers, blacks, and grays (and, for that matter, straightforward fire-engine reds).

Here are the colors that made us look twice at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show (you can check out last year’s crop here). Some of these are extra-cost options, or are available only as part of a special package, but all are factory hues—no one-off custom stuff here. We’ve arranged them below in roughly Roy G. Biv order (who remembers that from grade school?), with a couple of outliers at the end. Which one is your favorite?

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Royal Crimson Metallic

2018 Ford Mustang in Royal Crimson Metallic

2018 Ford Mustang in Royal Crimson Metallic

 

Frozen Dark Red

2018 BMW M5 First Edition in Frozen Dark Red

2018 BMW M5 First Edition in Frozen Dark Red

 

Cinnamon Glaze Metallic

2018 Ford Escape in Cinnamon Glaze Metallic

2018 Ford Escape in Cinnamon Glaze Metallic

 

Hot Pepper Red Metallic

2018 Ford Fiesta in Hot Pepper Red Metallic

2018 Ford Fiesta in Hot Pepper Red Metallic

 

Catalunya Red

2018 Audi RS3 in Catalunya Red

2018 Audi RS3 in Catalunya Red

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Sunset Orange

2019 Hyundai Veloster in Sunset Orange

2019 Hyundai Veloster in Sunset Orange

 

Orange Fury

2018 Honda Fit in Orange Fury

2018 Honda Fit in Orange Fury

 

Sebring Orange

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible in Sebring Orange

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible in Sebring Orange

 

Sunshine Orange

2018 Subaru Crosstrek in Sunshine Orange

2018 Subaru Crosstrek in Sunshine Orange

 

Saber Orange

2019 Ford Ranger in Saber Orange

2019 Ford Ranger in Saber Orange

Any Color You Want…

 

E-Copper

 2019 BMW i8 Roadster in E-Copper


2019 BMW i8 Roadster in E-Copper

 

Orange Burst Metallic

2018 Chevrolet Sonic in Orange Burst Metallic

2018 Chevrolet Sonic in Orange Burst Metallic

 

Galvanic Gold

2018 BMW X2 in Galvanic Gold

2018 BMW X2 in Galvanic Gold

 

Tumeric Yellow

2019 Volkswagen Arteon in Tumeric Yellow

2019 Volkswagen Arteon in Tumeric Yellow

 

Sunset Yellow

2018 Kia Rio in Sunset Yellow

2018 Kia Rio in Sunset Yellow

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Racing Yellow

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Racing Yellow

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Racing Yellow

 

Lime Twist

 2018 Hyundai Kona in Lime Twist

2018 Hyundai Kona in Lime Twist

 

Java Green

2018 BMW M3 (accessorized) in Java Green

2018 BMW M3 (accessorized) in Java Green

 

AMG Green Hell Magno

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R in AMG Green Hell Magno

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R in AMG Green Hell Magno

 

Jasmine Green Metallic

2018 Subaru Forester in Jasmine Green Metallic

2018 Subaru Forester in Jasmine Green Metallic

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F8 Green

2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 in F8 Green

2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 in F8 Green

 

ALPINA Green

2018 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe in ALPINA Green

2018 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe in ALPINA Green

 

Performance Blue

2019 Hyundai Veloster N in Performance Blue (an N exclusive color)

2019 Hyundai Veloster N in Performance Blue (an N exclusive color)

 

Tide Pool Pearl

2018 Toyota Prius C in Tide Pool Pearl

2018 Toyota Prius C in Tide Pool Pearl

 

Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat Metallic

2018 Ford Focus RS in Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat Metallic

2018 Ford Focus RS in Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat Metallic

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Cavalry Blue

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro in Cavalry Blue (a TRD Pro exclusive color)

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro in Cavalry Blue (a TRD Pro exclusive color)

 

Blu Denim

2018 Fiat 500L in Blu Denim

2018 Fiat 500L in Blu Denim

 

Purple Silk

2018 BMW M4 (accessorized) in Purple Silk

2018 BMW M4 (accessorized) in Purple Silk

 

Destroyer Grey

2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 in Destroyer Grey

2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 in Destroyer Grey

 

Rhino

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Rhino

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Rhino

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