Calling all Thunder Grey owners

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stu22
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by stu22 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:20 pm

Well I’ve shown the boss (wife) and she likes the colour - all is good in the world!


AnotherXC40
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by AnotherXC40 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 am

Paul 44 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Picked it up today. Looks more blue in the sunlight and maybe more grey in the shade. Personal taste but I absolutely love the colour, looks great close up. One slight disappointment, the little rubbish bin has been ditched, otherwise well pleased so far
Thanks for posting your car looks fantastic, I can’t wait to get mine now!! 9 weeks to go!!
XC40 T4 AWD R Design, Xenium, Intellisafe Pro, Winter, Tow Bar, Thunder Grey


hakanoz2000
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by hakanoz2000 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:58 pm

Just to give an idea how the light or sun affects the color :

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Left Thunder Grey Right Osmium Grey in dealer' office

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Left Thunder Grey Right Osmium Grey under direct sunlight

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Glacier Silver looks something between white and silver


Happningj
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by Happningj » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:00 pm

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Glacier silver
XC40 T3 Inscription | Glacier Silver | Charcoal


jdeepsea
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by jdeepsea » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:10 am

Taken at the dealer when I ordered mine. Left is Thunder Grey and right is Osmium Grey. As cameras change colours (white balance, your screen, etc) I left the black to compare and the wall is white. Still not an accurate representation but you can compare both shades of grey :lol:

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XC40 R-Design T5 AWD Thunder Grey ¦¦ Active Four-C Chassis; Convenience; Intellisafe Pro; Camera 360; Retractable Tow Bar; Electric Seats; Wireless charging; Phone integration and Spare Wheel.


Keanu77
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by Keanu77 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:03 am

I just took delivery of a Thunder Grey XC40 R-Design Pro (1 week ago). I had originally ordered it in Osmium Grey but was subsequently told the MY2020 had a new colour called Thunder Gray. The dealer I was purchasing the car from had told me it was the same, just a name change.

When the car arrived I have to admit I was disappointed with the colour - it is much more blueish and lighter than the original Osmium Grey I thought I was going to get it in.

So be careful when ordering, triple check on the colour and whether you like it if you choose to go for Thunder Grey. The Volvo website configurator is also misleading as the Thunder Grey shows much darker than in reality.

See pictures of theThunder Grey (first pic) vs Osmium Grey (second pic) and you'll immediately notice they are much different. I am now in talks with the dealership on the lack of clarity provided on this.

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XC40 T4 R-Design Pro AWD (MY20) Automatic - Thunder Grey / Glacier Silver (replacement colour to arrive)

Current/Previous - Fiat Abarth 595 Manual 1.4L Petrol / 145hp (2014)


Goldfish
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by Goldfish » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:31 am

I think thunder grey is nicer than osmium grey but they are both too dark IMO. I have ordered the glacier silver.


DmoXC40
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by DmoXC40 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:57 pm

Keanu77 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:03 am
I just took delivery of a Thunder Grey XC40 R-Design Pro (1 week ago). I had originally ordered it in Osmium Grey but was subsequently told the MY2020 had a new colour called Thunder Gray. The dealer I was purchasing the car from had told me it was the same, just a name change.

When the car arrived I have to admit I was disappointed with the colour - it is much more blueish and lighter than the original Osmium Grey I thought I was going to get it in.

So be careful when ordering, triple check on the colour and whether you like it if you choose to go for Thunder Grey. The Volvo website configurator is also misleading as the Thunder Grey shows much darker than in reality.

See pictures of theThunder Grey (first pic) vs Osmium Grey (second pic) and you'll immediately notice they are much different. I am now in talks with the dealership on the lack of clarity provided on this.
Thanks for the photos and comparison. Dealer were clearly wrong in stating it was a name change. I originally wanted Osmium Grey and went for Thunder Grey but last week made a last minute change to my order to the Glacier Silver. The Thunder Grey looks very matte and very similar to my current Atlantic Grey X1 so I’ve gone for the lighter silver otherwise it’s another few years of a very similar colour. Hope you get some sort of compensation for your dissatisfaction.
XC40 T4 R-Design Auto FWD (MY20) - Glacier Silver / Convenience Pack / Sunroof / Rear Camera
Ordered - 4 May / Expected Delivery - 4 July / Picked up 27 July


Duncraig
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by Duncraig » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:19 am

I have ordered Pebble Grey in the MY20 model arriving in July . Has anyone seen Pebble Grey in a XC40?
I had to choose from the paint sample at the showroom. Looked grey at the dealers but appears champagne colour in photos of other Volvo models online.


MC21
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Re: Calling all Thunder Grey owners

Post by MC21 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:40 pm

I too changed from Thunder Grey to Glacier silver. The spec builder online has Thunder Grey looking like a gun metal grey; quite deceiving with the car being in the shade.

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