Picking the right colour for your car is vitally important – get the right one and it’ll perfectly reflect your personality while also being easy to clean and a doddle to sell on. The wrong colour can force you to spend every weekend cleaning it and won’t be very desirable come resale time.
The Kuga comes in 11 different shades and we’ve listed all of them, including the prices. All, bar the basic blue, are available across all trims so it’s totally down to your budget and personal taste.
Blazer Blue – £0
The first of the two free shades – Blazer blue is a rich dark tone almost resembling royal blue. If you’re not that fussed about colours it may be the one to go for considering it costs nothing, is pleasingly understated, won’t be too difficult to keep clean and will be easy to sell on. This shade isn’t offered on top-spec Titanium X Sport models.
Racing Red – £0
The second free shade but, unlike Blazer Blue, is offered across the range. Race Red is a bright, bold hue so is well suited to those too extrovert to drive around in a dark blue car. It won’t be as easy to keep clean as the darker colours and, while not difficult, it won’t walk onto the second hand market like black, silver and blue cars do.
Frozen White – £250
White is one of the most fashionable colours currently available and, assuming this trend continues, it means white cars will be easy to sell on. Frozen white is almost paper white so, despite its crisp looks, it’ll attract dirt and grime like an electromagnet – make sure you budget in some trips to your local car wash.
Metallic shades have tiny flecks of metal embedded in the paint itself. These flecks catch the light depending on the viewing angle and give the paint a richness and depth unmatched by solid hues.
Ginger Ale – £545
We’re not sure if this is supposed to be ‘ginger’ or ‘ale’ but, to our eyes, it doesn’t look like either. Sitting somewhere between green, brown and gold – Ginger Ale is one of the more extrovert shades. It’ll hide the dirt well but we’re not so sure how well it’ll perform come resale time – if you’re worried about trade-in values, we’d suggest picking another colour.
Deep Impact Blue – £545
It’s blue. It’s not light blue, it’s not dark blue, it’s just blue. The metal flakes in the paint will certainly lend this shade a bit of depth – we reckon this is one of the nicest shades in the Kuga’s catalogue. It’ll be fairly easy to keep clean and, unless the prospective buyer is a black or silver only type, this won’t give you any problems when you resell it.
Panther Black – £545
Just as Deep Impact Blue was blue, Panther Black is black. For some buyers, this is the only colour in which to get any car so the choice will be easy. Black can occasionally show up the worst road grime and any swirls from amateur car washes but it will, at least, be easy to sell on as there’s always a ready supply of black car buyers.
Tiger Eye Metallic – £545
If the other shades are just a little too quiet for your tastes, you’ll be wanting Tiger Eye Metallic. Fading from a dark yellow to a bright orange, depending on your viewpoint, this shade is eye-catching above all else. Sure, it’ll show up road grime and not everyone is going to want it come resale but, if you like to stand out, this is the one for you.
Moondust Silver – £545
A simple silver which, like black, will be the only colour that certain buyers are interested in. The metallic elements will lend this, otherwise straightforward, colour some genuine visual depth. It’s easy to sell on come resale time but make sure you budget for a few trips to the car wash.
Magnetic – £545
Just like blacks, silvers and darker blues, dark grey or gunmetal is a massively popular shade among buyers. It hides road grime and dirt with the best of them and will walk onto the used car forecourt so won’t give you any problems in this regard. Not one for the more extrovert among you as it’ll, for the most part, blend into the background.
Platinum White – £795
Considering that Frozen White comes in at more than £500 less than Platinum White it might not be obvious why someone would choose this colour. Like the other metallic colours, however, the flake in the paint lends this hue a reflectiveness that the solid white simply can’t match. It’ll be a pain to keep clean but shouldn’t be too hard to resell.
Ruby Red – £795
Where Race Red is bright and bold, Ruby Red is more sophisticated. It’s a generally deeper shade and the metallic flake in the paint makes it change hue depending on where you’re viewing it from. It’s not cheap and you’ll have to budget to keep it clean but it looks upmarket and shouldn’t be too much of a fuss to sell on.
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