I want to say this first - I am not a big fan of chrome. I wouldn't mind if my dark grey 2017 Mirage had less of it up front, but I also know my car color doesn't stick out on the road. Thus, I noticed the other day the difference chrome makes on dark colored vehicles. The chrome does make them pop out more. Cars, pickups, SUVs with large strips of chrome are way more visible than dark colored vehicles without much chrome up front. Once I started looking for this, I was somewhat surprised by the difference. It's quite substantial.
If you have bright colored car like the kiwi green, orange, blue (Mirage's blue sticks out more than a dark blue tone), & white, the chrome may make less of a difference. On a dark colored Mirage, however, the chrome may actually serve a valuable purpose that I never really considered before.
Thus, I now dislike the chrome on my 2017 Mirage a little less & I am glad the next version may still have some. Even the large Chevy or Dodge pickups with larger chrome fronts stood out way more than other trucks with just dark fronts.
Just sharing a recent observation concerning the use on chrome on cars.