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Published on August 21st 2017 in


When the Chevrolet FNR-X made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017, it wasn’t just the sophisticated styling that impressed the audience. It was also the brilliant metallic colour created by PPG’s OEM Colour Styling Team that helped it steal the show.
This first all-purpose sports concept vehicle from SAIC General Motors, was designed at the company’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre (PATAC). In order to showcase the off-road capability and performance of the FNR-X, PATAC designers and PPG colour experts developed the special “rhenium silver” colour that mimics the look of high-gloss liquid metal and gives the car its futuristic, outer-space look. The basis for rhenium silver originates from PPG’s “Kulture” collection colour trend palette for 2020 automotive models.
The palette’s creative designs match the cutting-edge technologies of the FNR-X, says David Cui, PPG Product Manager and Market Development Director, Automotive Coatings, Asia Pacific.
“SAIC General Motors is one of PPG automotive coatings’ most important OEM customers. We are pleased to team with them to develop exciting new colours. Collaboration helps us better understand our clients’ needs while broadening our knowledge of colour styling and enhancing our research and development capabilities and service quality.”

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