Trend Alert: More Cars Come With Colored Headlight Accents Now

Photo: Justin Westbrook / Jalopnik

As technology has advanced, automotive headlights have become more and more intricate with LEDs, logos and funky shapes. Some are even broken up across the car’s face. A new trend to watch for is colored accents in headlights, and let me tell you—I don’t hate it!

A couple of months ago, I drove the new BMW X5 and noticed it now has little stretched out blue “X” shapes in its headlights, as you can see above, and I thought, “Wow, Buick did that Enclave back in 2008.”


The BMW 8 Series also has these blue accents:

Photo: BMW

And then I was walking to get tacos near my apartment and a Genesis G80 caught my eye. I know, I’m as surprised as you are. But I noticed it also had bronze-colored accents in its headlights.

Photo: Genesis

I’ve now spent about the last hour trying to find more examples. It turns out Mercedes won some sort of design award for the new E-Class headlights, which also have a blue accent piece:

Photo: Mercedes

The Lexus ES stretches some of the orange from the indicators into the headlight, but indicators do not count, so I’m not sure if this counts.

The Subaru BRZ STI Performance concept had red features in its headlights, but that car is not real, and will probably never be real.

Photo: Subaru

But a real car, a car you can buy that has plenty of power and is priced to be an attainable, affordable enthusiast car that you can buy today, the Golf GTI, also has red headlight accents:

Photo: Justin Westbrook / Jalopnik

I’m probably missing some cars out there with these colored headlight accents, which aren’t indicators, which don’t count. Surely you car think of more.

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