The colour of your
4WD is important – we all want our rigs to look good.
end up with the colour that first grabs our attention on display at the
dealership; or the one that you just couldn’t take your eyes off parked next to
you on the freeway traffic jam; or the one that you saw fully sending it on the
beach in Jurien Bay.
What colour 4WD
you go for is such a personal choice, and sometimes we can tend to place a
little more importance on it than it deserves. At least relative to other
important 4WD considerations.
1. The Australian Heat
White, or a pearl
derivative of white, is often considered as it’s not going to bake in the hot
Australian sun, causing the interior to feel like everything has melted. Nowadays there’s a pretty easy fix for that though - windows and air-cons.
Despite how good
air-conditioners are now, seeing black 4WD’s on our roads really does make me
wonder what was going through the minds of these individuals when THAT decision
Still, they do
have a presence about them, and maybe that’s the statement being made. Even
though a black car, especially a big 4WD, in the Australian sun does seem
strange, the choices in new car colours are quite limited.
we’ve observed the consistency of 4WD colours in Australia, with versions of
white, silver/grey, black, blue, the odd brown and reds dominating the market
(including the omnipresent burnt orange – quintessentially Australian).
personal preference, what another factor could come into play when considering
what colour 4WD is for you? Scratches.