The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

29 September 2016

10 shades of orange – the best city cars in our fav’ colour


When I nipped down to the supermarket recently, it stuck me how popular insanely brightly coloured cars have become. Maybe it’s because we Brits are sick of the gloomy weather here or we’re becoming less shy about expressing ourselves. Now that the nights are drawing in, what’s better than to strut out of your dull concrete office building full of people in grey suits and hop into a shamelessly funky car? Here’s our top 10 list of small cars available in our corporate colour, orange.

Did you know? Orange made it into the top 10 car colours bought in the UK during 2015, the colour proving 25.7% more popular than the year before, with a large chunk of them driven by people in the West Midlands. In March 2016 alone, 3,300 orange cars were registered, followed by 2,000 in bright yellow and 1,000 in pink.

10. Citroen C1

This shade looks pinkish in some lights and doesn’t disguise how tinny and out-of-breath this little French car sadly is, despite its cute design.

Citroen C1

Oliver Hammond

Written by Oliver Hammond

Oliver is an established freelance motoring writer, published journalist and automotive copywriter based in Manchester. He regularly reviews cars and covers events and launches as editor of petroleumvitae.com and his articles appear in various magazines each month. No relation to Richard from Top Gear, he’s got a weakness for luxo-barges, proper 4x4s and oddball cars.