Cadillac Announces ATS Black Chrome Package7
Cadillac has just announced the Black Chrome Package for its 2016 ATS family. Offered on the 2016 ATS Sedan and 2016 ATS Coupe, the package replaces exterior trim pieces that are normally finished in bright chrome with black chrome versions of themselves.
Those following GM Authority’s coverage of the Cadillac’s black-out options should know that Black Chrome package replaces the Midnight Edition.
The ATS Black Chrome package includes:
- “After Midnight” premium paint finish 18″ alloy wheels
- Black Chrome accented upper and lower grilles
- Gloss black side window moldings
- Black Chrome rear fascia accent
- Body color door handles
The ATS Black Chrome is available on the following ATS models:
- 2.0T & 3.6L Luxury Collection RWD
- 2.0T & 3.6L Luxury Collection AWD
- 2.0T & 3.6L Performance Collection RWD
- 2.0T & 3.6L Performance Collection AWD
The ATS Black Chrome package carries is priced as follows:
The ATS Black Chrome package is only available with the following exterior colors, some of which carry an optional price:
- Black Raven: no Charge
- Phantom Gray Metallic: $495
- Red Obsession Tintcoat: $995
- Crystal White Tricoat: $995
The package is available with all interior choices.
How To Purchase
The Black Chrome Package is available now to order at local Cadillac dealerships or through the Build Your Own tool on the Cadillac.com website. For additional information, Cadillac is instructing customers to call the Cadillac Customer Experience at 1-800-458-8006.
The GM Authority Take
As we have mentioned previously, the black-out trend in the luxury car space is gaining popularity, with BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus all offering some form of black-out packages on their compact luxury sedans and coupes. So it’s great to see Cadillac embracing the trend.
That said, we would really like to see Cadillac expand the availability of the Black Chrome package to more colors while making it available with the range-topping Premium trim level. After all, rivals don’t limit availability of their black-out trim packages by color.
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Honestly, this is peice-mealed laziness from GM.
– Grille is hardly “blacked out”, it’s got a darker color tint to it, but certianly not black.
– If not black black, body colored like the door handles, would be better.
-Keep the dark wheels.
-Also make the window trim colored too; its the only thing that’s actually turned to black.
-TInt the rear lamps as well.
With the headlights stretching up the hood line, and bright white, somewhat defeats the purpose of something “murdered” out, it was specifically designed to go with chrome on the front end.
Outside of the OEM wheel which are nice, everything else can be handled, probably better, by the aftermarket (hell, even 3m body colored tape for the grille), and then you’d get proper consistency rather then body colored this, glossy black that, and dark grey colored that, and calling it all a single “black chrome package”, when only one thing is chrome, but its not black, and the thing that is black, has no hint of chrome.
Terrible. But, like most of this stuff, dealers love it as they will order it and slam them on the lots so that people are forced to take it, and they can make an extra couple hundred bucks from their cut of the $595.
The grille and rear accent piece are a shiny/chrome black. It could be darker, agreed. But the other parts are spot-on. Sure, they might not be chrome/shiny. That’s missing the point, though. It’s a black-out package, though it could have been named more appropriately.
And I truly disagree about one being able to accomplish this look with aftermarket items.
First, the aftermarket accessories generally lack the fit and finish of factory parts.
Second, the aftermarket is usually not comparable o the warranty side.
And third, the customer in this category is generally not even remotely interested to venture outside of factory parts… or spend the time getting researching how to get this look using those parts.
So all in all, it is good package that fits the market well.
And how would anyone be “forced” to take it? And how would dealers make extra on it? Mind you, demand for this kind of look is growing in this space.
Error: The last line under Package MSRP should say ATS Coupe . Not ATS Sedan.
Thank you. Fixed. 🙂
Its the right move….. finally. But unless they market it and make the dealers sell it , it will be wasted. I hope to see some better shots and marketing soon. The angles are not great on the above.
GM should’ve been doing this as far back as a decade ago.
That option should have been added atleast for the second model year . It’s things like this that will potentially bring in a younger buyer . Which falls in line with what Johan wants . And it can be done for a low price . It changes the whole look of the cars . That black coupe looks sinister . That’s not a bad “image” to have .