Update: Chevy has just released the RPOs for the 2012 Cruze — and it looks like Black Granite Metallic will stay, perhaps only as an option. The Imperial Blue Metallic is no longer but Blue Topaz Metallic and Victory Red (RS package only) have been added.
Hot on the heels of the GM Authority exclusive report that the 2012 Chevy Cruze in the U.S. market will obtain the option for keyless entry with push-button start comes another unexpected change-up to next year’s compact sedan: the discontinuation of the metallic black color.
Officially named Black Granite Metallic, the hue is a $195 option on today’s 2011 Cruze. While sources couldn’t confirm the color destined to replace the shiny black, we’d wager that the successor will simply be a black sans the metallic accents. The real question, however, is why Chevy would opt for the color change.
Stay tuned to GM Authority as we learn more!