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  • NightFox
    Member Since: 12 Apr 2019
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    Loire Blue v Portofino Blue

    In my local Jaguar dealer I found a colour swatch for the new Portofino Blue that’s now replaced Loire Blue on all JLR cars. I’ve posted a VERY short side-by-side video comparison of the two colour swatches here if it’s of interest to anyone.



    Obviously there’s no substitute for seeing them on real cars, but as that’s not really an option right now this is at least gives some idea - basically “the same but different“

    (And sorry for the vertical video - believe me, I hate myself for that even more than you do!)


    Last edited by NightFox on 16th Apr 2019 7:11 pm. Edited 2 times in total
  • gavinadams
    Member Since: 25 Nov 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 18
    Australia 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    Thanks for doing that.
    I find the portofino has a brighter blue which is nice but the Loire has a nice pearl metallic effect in the paint.

    D5 MY19 HSE SD4 - on order - waiting patiently......
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 89
    United Kingdom 

    Re: Loire Blue v Portofino Blue

    NightFox wrote:
    In my local Jaguar dealer I found a colour swatch for the new Portofino Blue that’s now replaced Loire Blue on all JLR cars. I’ve posted a VERY short side-by-side video comparison of the two colour swatches here if it’s of interest to anyone.

    Obviously there’s no substitute for seeing them on real cars, but as that’s not really an option right now this is at least gives some idea - basically “the same but different “

    Brilliant, thank you! I will be looking closely at this as I've 'had to' order portofino following the withdrawal of LB. On a onfigurator it looks nigh-on identical, but clearly not in real life.

    Intending to head to a jag dealer for comparison soon.

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Portofino Blue
  • NightFox
    Member Since: 12 Apr 2019
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    gavinadams wrote:
    Thanks for doing that.
    I find the portofino has a brighter blue which is nice but the Loire has a nice pearl metallic effect in the paint.


    Yeah, the Loire blue has very visible metallic flecks whereas the Portofino is more of a ‘flat’ metallic. How much of that you’d notice at a distance though I don’t know.
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