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    2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    According to the GM Online Order Guide.. the available paint colors on the 2012 SRX [as at mid-August 2011] are:

    • Radiant Silver Metallic (code GAN)
    • Gold Mist Metallic (code GAO)
    • Black Ice Metallic (code GAR) *extra charge color*
    • Black Raven (code GBA)
    • Crystal Red Tintcoat (code GBE) *extra charge color*
    • Mocha Steel Metallic (code GHA)
    • Xenon Blue Metallic (code GTS) *new color*

    Color deletions on the 2012 SRX include Platinum Ice Tricoat (code GBR) and Gray Flannel Metallic (code GBV). There's speculation these colors (or new versions of them) will be available within the next 1-3 months when pigment (xirallic) supplies are restored.

    In recent mini-reviews of the 2012 SRX, a couple of online automotive sites show the 2012 SRX in a color that appears (in photos) to be a medium gray metallic with subtle elements of blue tint. Three of the pics are included below. I like this color on the SRX. Does anyone have any info about it? Is this the new color 'Xenon Blue Metallic'?






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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    I haven't seen the color chips but ... Yes I believe that is the new blue color.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc NY View Post
    I haven't seen the color chips but ... Yes I believe that is the new blue color.
    Interesting! If that's the case.. I'm looking forward to seeing the new color in person.
    For me it will be a decision between that new color and Platinum Ice (when Platinum Ice or its replacement becomes available later on).

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    If that's an actual 2012 SRX that the journalists drove a few weeks ago, I can guarantee you that it's Radiant Silver. Xenon Blue is much much darker. About halfway between the Caribbean and the dark blue that was on SRX.

    Note that Platinum Ice is being added back.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    Okay, so that's not the new Xenon Blue color we were sort of theorizing about. This has become a bit of mystery.

    The 2012 SRX Performance Collection depicted in the photos above was not among the group of vehicles journalists drove a few weeks ago (July 26th timeframe). Rather, the 3 photos above were taken earlier, on July 7, 2011. The shade of silver (it's more like gray actually) looks too dark to be Radiant Silver. Maybe it's a yet-to-be-released medium gray color that's under consideration. I've attached another photo of the same 2012 vehicle below, shot also on July 7th.

    It's good to hear Platinum Ice is being added back. cz9h3d, you sound like a person who has the inside track on this sort of thing. Kudos.


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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    This colour is really nice, but i'm glad its not Xenon Blue!
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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    I'm also interested in what the "Xenon Blue" color looks like. Can anyone post a photo or two of this color? I heard it was closer to the 2011 color "Imperial Blue". Which is a dark blue.
    The other question is when will it be available? I don't think you can get or order that color yet.
    I'm sick of looking at Black, Silver ,Mocha, and sometimes Goldmist.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    Cadillac has used Xenon Blue in the past. I searched using the phrase "Cadillac Xenon Blue" and a bunch of XLR pictures were returned. Maybe this is it if history repeats itself.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    Platinum Ice appears in the order guides effective the week of August 22.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    I'm a new member and I have a 2010 in Carribean Blue. My question is why did they drop that color? Everybody I know thought that was the best color they'd seen on a vehicle in quite awhile. I'm always getting compliments on it whenever I can pry it out of my wife's hands.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    I can give you a guess. Either a problem with the pigment supplier, or more likely, not enough orders for it to be worthwhile to gear up to acxtually paint that color at the factory. Certainly not like the old days when you could virtually order any color you wanted for a small fee.

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    I have the 2012 Xenon Blue Metallic. It's different than the new blue on the Chevy's which is listed as the imperial blue, I assume that is the same as the one on the previous year models.

    The Xenon Blue is a deeper blue, but really bright. I can only describe it as being Jewel like. It looks like a deep navy a times, and then really bright. It stands out day or night.

    This is my car! photo-4.JPG

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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    And mine...
    Love the way it looks at night, has a slight deep glow to it. Agreed, nice to see a color other than the usual black(a black caddy reminds me of high end executive car service in manhattan), and grays.
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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    Iampinkandorange, the Xenon Blue is a different colour from Imperial Blue (which was offered on SRX- and currently still is), but is the same as Blue Topaz Metallic which can be found on some Chevrolet models.

    It's a beautiful colour though!
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    Re: 2012 SRX - Paint Colors

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Iampinkandorange, the Xenon Blue is a different colour from Imperial Blue (which was offered on SRX- and currently still is), but is the same as Blue Topaz Metallic which can be found on some Chevrolet models.

    It's a beautiful colour though!
    Perhaps we should call all you blue guys the "Blues Brothers"

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