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Old 11th December 2020, 15:48   #1
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Default Indian cars with unusual colours from the factory

Indian carmakers rarely experiment with new colours for cars. We usually see the same old mundane black, white, and silver colour options being offered (like the Kia Carnival). Some cars get dark blue, red or brown colour options as well, but nothing out of the ordinary.

This thread is to tribute those who offered unique paint shades that makes the car stand out in traffic.

1st-gen Honda City's Emerald Green Pearl
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Tata Nano's Sunshine Yellow
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Honda Civic's purple
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BMW 530d's carbon-black
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The colour looks like black from some angles and in some light conditions, while it looks dark blue from in other conditions / angles.

Mitsubishi Pajero's dual-tone finish
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Nissan Micra's Sunshine Orange
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Honda Brio's Energetic Blue
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Maruti Zen Estilo's Purple Fusion
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Hyundai Venue's Denim Blue
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Maruti 800's Exotic Green
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Mahindra XUV500's Sunset Orange
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Renault Triber's Metal Mustard
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Tata Altroz' High Street Gold
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Nissan Evalia's Aqua Green
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Tata Nano's Damson Purple
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Mitsubishi Lancer's Pearl Green
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Mahindra XUV500's Opulent Purple
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Maruti S-Presso's Sizzle Orange
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Fiat Palio S10's Canary Yellow
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Hyundai Venue's Forest Green
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Old 11th December 2020, 16:02   #3
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Does the Ford Ecosport deserve a mention here?

Kinetic Blue
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Source : Rushlane and the Team-BHP official review

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Great thread.

You forget the metallic green colour signature to the RS variant of the Qualis. Back then, metallic colours were as rare as snow in the Sahara. If you owned the Qualis RS, you had arrived in life.

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How can we forget a yellow Waggie (WagonR). ��
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I think this shade of yellow, probably one of the first in the Indian auto scene, was a factory shade of the old MH410 Zen. In my opinion, it suited the car well and back in the 90s, this would must have stood apart from the regular shades.

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Great thread,
However the new Thar in Mystic copper shade should have been in the list. At least to my eyes, it looks very good and stands out of the crowd. Attaching a picture below of the same -

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Well, almost the entire colour palette of the 800 and Omni of yore belongs to this thread then - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techn...mni-1980s.html (Colours of the 800 & Omni in the 1980s?)

Apart from that, here are a couple of cars off the top of my head (barring the ones already mentioned) -

Light Green Mica Metallic Innova:

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Whatever-on-earth-these-two-middle-shades-are Xylo:

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Few from my side..

Don't understand Maruti's love for this colour, I personally do not like it very much.

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grand i10 used to be offered in a off white cream color that looked like paint primer.

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I think yellows are pretty rarely seen on cars sold in India. There is only a handful that I can think of (apart from the Nano and Palio already seen in the opening post):

The First Gen Maruti Zen

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The Zen Estilo

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The First Gen Maruti WagonR

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The First Gen Ford Figo

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The Octavia VRS

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The Limited Edition Scorpio Sportz

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And then the Mojito Green-like shades

Starting with the First Generation Ford Figo

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The Chevrolet Beat

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And more recently the new Hyundai Santro

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And then there was this pink shade on the Zen Estilo

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Will add green shade of Octavia to the list. I mean, its got a special engine and all the bells and whistle but end of the day its a family sedan.

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Interesting thread! It's unusual to see manufacturers go quirky on colours, it can be a hit or a miss in a country like India.

My favourites on this list would be Honda's Emerald Green Pearl & Maruti 800's Exotic Green. Green is a colour which always surprises me. Quite underrated.

Here's another quirky green colour which was offered on the Nissan Micra. Any ideas what this is called?

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VW Polo in flash red. Ever after owning this car, I can't think of any other red (Flash red as they call it by VW & Skoda) on a motor vehicle. Yes, its flashy, vibrant, young and so cheerful.
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Was thinking of this thread for sometime now!

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