Don't know if I would call it shimmery, because it is a slightly darker red, not like a fire engine red. But it does have a subtle metallic fleck and it is quite shiny.Can someone answer if the Calypso red is shimmery, or flat? I prefer shimmery. I am looking to get one of these, and I loved my red 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, and it was a shimmery red. I currently have a white Sante Fe and want something different. Thanks!