Matte wraps have been all the rage in 2011 but even before year's end a new trend is starting to emerge. Say hello to the highly reflective chrome wrap.

Matte wraps have been all the rage in 2011 but even before year's end a new trend is starting to emerge. Say hello to the highly reflective chrome wrap.

Whereas the matte wrap gave a nice natural shine (when clean), the chrome finish gives a whole bunch of glare. The term "bling bling" comes to mind as the chrome wrap is all about getting attention.

Available in various colors, the chrome wrap is nothing new. We've seen it previously in the Chevrolet Camaro SS, BMW M3 Coupe Chrome Bullet and Bugatti Veyron by Dartz, but we're starting to see it more regularly.

Here we have a Porsche Cayenne with a blue chrome wrap and undercarriage LEDs giving it a Christmas tree ornament effect. The work was carried out by Czech firm Tintek.

Is the chrome wrap a welcomed trend in 2012 or do you hope it has a quick death as the annoyance factor is quite high?

Let us know in the comments below.

Are chrome wraps the hot new trend for 2012?