What colour should your next car be?

What colour should your next car be?

HPI, a vehicle valuer in the UK, has released details of a study into what colour car has the best residuals – very important in today’s economic climate because you don’t want to be stuck with a gold Hyundai with gold interior to have to get rid of (ahem…) Black — classic, timeless colour that suits all types of vehicle Silvers — second only to black, but there are too many cars around in the market in this colour. Champagne is a good alternative on premium models Blues — metallic is a must, with bright hues working well on sporty/Gti models but are not good news on MPVs, hatchbacks and saloons, where medium to dark shades work better. Solid blues are okay on small hatch and sports models, but dark blue is a real no-no Reds — Solid red is fine on small hatches and sports/Gti models, but go for metallics on saloons and MPVs White — hailed as the new silver, but not nearly as universal. Suits sporty models and coupes, but has limited appeal on larger saloons and MPVs Greens — go for brighter shades on small hatchbacks and sporty/Gti models, but steer clear on everything else Yellows, purples and the rest — experiment at your own risk. Fine on small hatchbacks and sporty/Gti models, but hard to pull off on other models

HPI, a vehicle valuer in the UK, has released details of a study into what colour car has the best residuals – very important in today’s economic climate because you don’t want to be stuck with a gold Hyundai with gold interior to have to get rid of (ahem…) Black — classic, timeless colour that suits all types of vehicle Silvers — second only to black, but there are too many cars around in the market in this colour. Champagne is a good alternative on premium models Blues — metallic is a must, with bright hues working well on sporty/Gti models but are not good news on MPVs, hatchbacks and saloons, where medium to dark shades work better. Solid blues are okay on small hatch and sports models, but dark blue is a real no-no Reds — Solid red is fine on small hatches and sports/Gti models, but go for metallics on saloons and MPVs White — hailed as the new silver, but not nearly as universal. Suits sporty models and coupes, but has limited appeal on larger saloons and MPVs Greens — go for brighter shades on small hatchbacks and sporty/Gti models, but steer clear on everything else Yellows, purples and the rest — experiment at your own risk. Fine on small hatchbacks and sporty/Gti models, but hard to pull off on other models

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