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Seat knows a good thing when it sees it, so the Spanish car maker
has captured the dazzling moment in Candy White, as this season’s least
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expected exterior paint success story continues to baffle the
Not that Seat didn’t see it coming. At the onset of 2008, Seat’s
marketing men predicted that white was set for a colour comeback in the
world of car exteriors, and since have witnessed 886 Candy White Seats
finding favour on UK driveways. Which represents a 3,592% increase on
this time last year when just 24 white Seats were registered with new
owners across Britain.
Once the preserve of Essex finest denizens’ stiletto-heeled
footwear, worn by every proud boy racers’ female Ford Escort XR3i
passenger – itself loyal to the white cause - the colour white teetered
on the fashion precipice for many a vintage year. So much so that at
one stage it became the cheapest coloured car to insure, such was its
unwavering popularity and downright unwillingness to be nicked.
That was then though, and thanks to a raft of supercar and sports
car manufacturers rediscovering the rejected monotone in the bottom of
the skip outside factory doors the world over, now is looking decidedly
brighter all round.
For Seat though, the Candy White that’s sported by the new Leon
Cupra K1 is just the tip of the colour-coordinated iceberg as it takes
this opportunity to announce its latest palette of colours to be signed
With a working title of ‘Custom Palette Colours’ Seat’s new £550
selection of exterior shades is set to seize on the white initiative
and hit British motorists right between the eyes. And possibly make
them wince when you see what it’s got up its sleeve.
Leon owners can prepare their retinas for a Lumina Orange assault,
to become available on Leon FR and Cupra models, whilst the more
conservative might instead opt for less optical nerve-damaging Speed
Blue that sets the special edition Cupra K1 model off.
Not to be left out, Seat’s new Kiwi Green and Furia Grey make up
the numbers, with the latter aimed at the slightly more discerning
buyer who may even – God forbid – wish to go unnoticed. Or for that
matter, let the car itself do the talking.