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Good Afternoon,

I am planning to buy an XC40 R design plugin hybrid in stone black. My doubt is a high temperature climate especially in summer might affect the electronics in the long run because of the colour.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Good Afternoon,

I am planning to buy an XC40 R design plugin hybrid in stone black. My doubt is a high temperature climate especially in summer might affect the electronics in the long run because of the colour.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks
Ever wondered why car radiators are black? It helps to radiate the internal heat away faster. So a black car should radiate away heat at its painted surfaces more efficiently. Conversely, a white or shiny surface might be better at reflecting the sun's hot rays on the same surfaces to keep the heat away in the first place. But most of the heat accumulating in the car to affect any electronics comes in amplified via the glass windows, not painted bodywork. So, enjoy that stone black without worry - just remember to place a shade of some reflective material against the hot sun at that huge windshield glass.
 

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Ever wondered why car radiators are black? It helps to radiate the internal heat away faster. So a black car should radiate away heat at its painted surfaces more efficiently. Conversely, a white or shiny surface might be better at reflecting the sun's hot rays on the same surfaces to keep the heat away in the first place. But most of the heat accumulating in the car to affect any electronics comes in amplified via the glass windows, not painted bodywork. So, enjoy that stone black without worry - just remember to place a shade of some reflective material against the hot sun at that huge windshield glass.
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Just a comment about black. Everyone should own a black car once!.

It is a royal pain to keep clean and look clean. Having owned one, it looked awesome. But, I needed a car duster, chamois, and even touchless car washes left water marks.

It's not the heat issue, for me it was the upkeep.

I pick colors that look good when clean, and look ok when dirty.

The silver glacial is great.
 

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Good Afternoon,

I am planning to buy an XC40 R design plugin hybrid in stone black. My doubt is a high temperature climate especially in summer might affect the electronics in the long run because of the colour.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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After having owned a black car (once), my subsequent color had been White since then. Benefits (i) It hides dirt super well; can't see water marks if not dried well (ii) reflects the heat (iii) Dents are not as visible

Here in TX, the sun and humidity are unforgiving. Best investment is a good quality customized sunshade specific to the make/model which can run in upwards of $80+
 

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Having a '20 RDesign, having taken it through last summer, no problem with heat. All the "voodoo boxes" work just fine.
No paint is going to hide dirt. Not much dirt is light-colored, most is somewhere towards dark. The kind of dirt that stands out on white paint, no?
 
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