Here’s the deal: luxury automakers are increasingly offering blackout packages on their vehicles. The sporty-looking packages usually offer black wheels, grilles, mirror caps, the trim that surrounds the windows, as well as various other exterior elements that would otherwise be in shiny chrome. GM’s Cadillac has been doing just that with Midnight Editions of the ATS Sedan and Coupe as well as the CTS Sedan, but it has yet to do it with the SRX crossover, or its replacement — the Cadillac XT5.
Granted, the SRX is on its way out while the XT5 has yet to launch. Even so, a Midnight Edition of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 has not been announced, and is not in the pipeline, as far as we can tell.
What we’ve created is a hypothetical Cadillac XT5 Midnight Edition. Our talented renderers blacked out the following elements:
- Wheels (using the Cadillac ATS accessory wheels, RPO 5XZ)
- Foglight housing trim
- Front skid plate
- Daylight opening (DLO) surround, or the trim around the windows
- Mirror caps and bases
- Roof rails
The end result is one mean-looking, midsize luxury crossover, one that would give the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 (with Night package) and Audi SQ5 (with Black Optics package and 21″ Titanium wheels) a run in the appearance department. Compare for yourself in the pictures below.