Two-tone paint jobs are officially making a comeback. Paint jobs on new cars have been monochromatic ever since the first car was produced.
Over time, car manufacturers experimented with new paint designs. And in recent years, they’ve been producing SUVs with unique exterior styles, showing off two different paint jobs.
New cars, such as the Mini Cooper Countryman have been offering custom styling that go beyond a simple paint job. Some of these contrasting accessories include mirror caps, roof decals, and door handles – to name a few.
Other new cars, such as the all-new Land Rover Defender are being offered with a paint job sporting three distinct colors. As a result, the Defender achieves a calm, subtle, and elegant appearance.
Adding drastically dissimilar paint jobs on the Land Rover Defender end up creating an emotional connection between car and driver. Conversely, achieving the same result is much more challenging with a monochromatic car.
Two-Tone Paint Jobs and Custom Options
When it comes to the two-tone paint process, typically, car manufacturers will give the body a vibrant colour. For example, the Nissan Kicks is currently offered in a Deep Blue Pearl.
To complete the two-tone paint job, contrasting-coloured side skirts, fender flares, and roofs will normally be done in black or white. Other exterior elements can also be modified, such as the rear bumper and front lip – to name a few.
Moreover, depending on the vehicle, these elements can be stained in a variety of other color options. Again, the Nissan Kicks is capable of this amount of color customization.
Are you interested in a two-tone SUV? Browse our short list of new SUVs sporting exciting two-tone paint jobs!
12 Best New SUVs With Two-Tone Paint Jobs
2020 Nissan Kicks
Starting All-In Price $24,907
While only having driven on Canadian soil for a few years, the Nissan Kicks has made a big splash. The 2020 Nissan Kicks is offered in 3 different trims. Therefore, you’ll have to decide which two-tone paint job you’ll choose! Nissan’s 3 subcompact SUV trims are as follows: the Kicks S, Kicks SV, and Kicks SR.
What’s more, is the Nissan Color Studio offers superb customization, allowing for your own uniquely designed Kicks. As a result, Nissan’s SUV is spearheading its way as the leader of the two-tone paint job trend.
2020 Hyundai Venue
Starting All-In Price $22,200
Not only have two-tone paint jobs been popularized but so have subcompact SUVs. The 2020 Hyundai Venue has been making a strong debut. Moreover, each of its 6 trims offer something exclusive to the driver.
Although, the only Venue with the two-tone paint job is the Hyundai Venue Trend Urban. Nevertheless, this two-tone SUV has strong color options that pop from all angles, including Hyundai’s infamous Acid Yellow.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Starting All-In Price $29,750
In its first year, this two-tone SUV is sharp-looking and packs a punch. Chevrolet Canada offers 7 different Trailblazer options.
However, of those 7, only the Trailblazer Activ and Trailblazer RS offer the majestic two-tone paint job. The contrasting roof on this subcompact SUV provides an exciting and proactive personality to the all-new Trailblazer.
2020 Hyundai Kona
Starting All-In Price $27,398
This subcompact SUV is the second within Hyundai’s lineup and has been available several years before the Hyundai Venue. The 2020 Hyundai Kona Trend is the only one of its 7 trims with an available two-tone paint job.
Despite that, there are some fantastic two-tone paint options. The Kona can be customized into a white SUV with a black roof. Moreover, it can sport the increasingly popular Acid Yellow with black roof, as well as a variety of other choices.
2020 Toyota C-HR
Starting All-In Price $29,243
Subcompact SUVs with two-tone paint are highly popular in 2020. Therefore, it shouldn’t be any surprise that Toyota offers a two-tone SUV. Want a white suv with black roof? The Toyota C-HR is capable of handling that.
It can be painted as a black and white SUV, black and Blue Eclipse, or even black and Hot Lava. Most importantly, these two-tone color combinations can be painted on the following 2020 C-HR trims:
2020 Jeep Compass
Starting All-In Price $33,606
This two-tone car comes standard with a black roof and black trim all around the bottom of the body. Moreover, to compliment these black accents, this SUV can be painted a variety of adventurous colors.
Some of these colors include: White, Jazz Blue Pearl, Spitfire Orange, and Redline Pearl. Jeep’s compact SUV offers three trims with two-tone paint jobs:
2020 Jeep Renegade
Starting All-In Price $34,350
This subcompact SUV is boxy by nature but don’t let its design fool you. Most notably, the Jeep Renegade is one of the best new cars for off-road adventures. Three Renegade trims offer exciting two-tone paint jobs with a black roof.
Some of those colors include Bikini Metallic, JetSet Blue, and Omaha Orange. Of the 7 trims, these 3 Renegades are available with the two-tone paint:
2020 Mini Countryman
Starting All-In Price $40,630
Mini’s SUV allows for ultimate customizability with various body colors including Chili Red, Thunder Grey, and JCW Rebel Green. Moreover, the Mini Countryman is available with roof and mirror caps in black, white, red or original body color.
2020 Jeep Wrangler
Starting All-In Price $41,269
Jeep’s most iconic vehicle is currently offering a variety of two-tone colors. There are 56 Jeep Wranglers available with a sharp contrasting two-tone design. Of those 56, eight are Jeep Wrangler Black & Tan Edition.
On the other hand, every other 2020 Jeep Wrangler is available in a wide assortment of colors. Some of those available paint jobs include Ocean Blue Metallic, Firecracker Red, and Sarge Green. Not only is the Wrangler fun to look at, it’s also the best off-roading vehicle available.
2020 Volvo XC40
Starting All-In Price $46,075
The Volvo XC40 is the Swedish car company’s smallest SUV. Three of its four trims are available with a white contrast exterior roof and mirror caps.
This two-tone SUV is being offered in various vibrant colors including Black Stone, Fusion Red, and Bursting Blue. Volvo’s subcompact SUV is available as a two-tone SUV in the following trims:
2020 Toyota RAV4
Starting All-In Price $34,340
The best-selling SUV in Canada has multiple two-tone paint jobs. In fact, both the RAV4 Trail and RAV4 Trail TRD Off Road offer exclusive color options. These two compact SUV trims are available with an Ice Edge Roof and lively body colors including:
- Lunar Rock
- Blue Flame
- Midnight Black Metallic
- Magnetic Grey Metallic
Every 2020 Land Rover SUV
Starting All-In Price $52,911
The entirety of Land Rover’s vehicle lineup offers stunning two-tone paint jobs. Any Land Rover SUV, including the exciting Range Rover Sport and newly revived Land Rover Defender are offering a black contrast roof.
Enjoy a variety of eccentric colors such as Desire Deep Red, British Racing Green, and Rio Gold. In addition, with any new Land Rover SUV, you’ll be enjoying stunning off-roading capability.
2020 Land Rover Defender
Starting All-In Price $77,093
Completely revived afer a 20 year absence, the all-new Land Rover Defender sports a two-tone paint job. Alongside its contrasting roof, available in black and white, the Defender is capable of supporting a bright rear scuff plate.
In addition to the contrast of colors, the Land Rover Defender can also be equipped with a matte black hood decal. The off-roading SUV is making a big comeback and its variety of packages offer an added element of self-expression.
Which Two-Tone SUV Will You Choose?
Car manufacturers have changed things up by adding stylish exteriors with multiple colors. Unfortunately, this trend has only been applied to new SUVs. As this trend exponentially grows in popularity, it will likely extend to all trims of all SUVs.
In addition, two-tone paint jobs should also be affecting sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and various other car types. Someday, all new cars will be as vibrant and electrifying in style as a Hyundai Kona Trend or Nissan Kicks.