It's 'clear-coat', the same by any other name. Dealer installed premium for most brands. If it is factory applied, then there'd be reason to get excited.
Most clear-coat, true-coat, glaze, mirror-shine, etc, etc... are actually quite good these days. Not at all like the early stuff that could lift in sheets after it got pitted. I normally would stay away from the stuff, as we had a really bad experience with it on a 1986 Chrysler LeBaron. But it's not a Chrysler, it's not 1986, and the coating on a friends' car is really nice, and lasted 5 years perfect now.
Yup, that's a clear-coat style finish alright. They really do make the car look glossy. That car looks like a Candy Apple!
Now you've got me thinking about it. There are a lot of aftermarket shops that can do this too. Just like paint, they can be applied well, or poorly, and be a good quality product or a bad one. Yours looks very nice.
My only hesitation (and maybe someone can enlighten me) is I remember ALL paint coatings being softer than the paint. With dull paint you can use a clay bar, rubbing compound, polishing compound, waxes, etc... to restore the lustre.
These extra coatings are quite durable, but do not react as well to restorative measures, years down the line.
I think I'd prefer to stick with a long lasting quality wax product that can also protect against sun, acid rain, bird crap, oxidation, but you've got to be the type of person to apply it every 6 months.
Or maybe I'm just being silly, and the new coatings last much longer, or are even tougher than the paint. Dunno. I'd have to know what whiz-bang chemical company developed the stuff.
You probably didn't get ripped off. I'm sure the interior scotchgurading costs quite a bit.
Certainly the clear-coat glazes look gab. But I'd have to compare a freshly waxed car to the glaze to know if I wanted it. Lots of fancy car waxes make the car look this good too.
I like to apply a one-a-year wax to my car, and then polish it up with a traditonal carnuba wax for shine. But, if you're not into working at a good shine, then the glaze is a real good alternative. (I just hope the technology has come a long way since the original clear-coats.)