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VW up! blind to the perils of colour

Motor trade experts have warned buyers to be careful when choosing the colour of their new Volkswagen up! following the addition of seven bold new shades to the city car range.

The new colours include Habanero Orange and Savanna Gold, and bring the model’s total colour count to 13. In addition, the new colours can be paired with a choice of three contrasting roof colours, and a range of door mirror colours that can be matched with the roof or the wheels.

However, trade experts say buyers should be careful not to go too mad with the colour brochure.

‘What may be to your taste may not be to anyone else’s,’ said Rupert Pontin director of valuations at Glass’s Guide, a vehicle information company. ‘Choose a fun colour by all means but don’t go over-the- top with different colour combinations because they can turn off future buyers and reduce the car’s resale value.’

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