For some drivers, the color of their ride is more important than any other feature. The color is usually a reflection of their personality, matches a different family car, or was maybe a cheaper option than the rest of the available options.

It’s not uncommon to see a sea of red, white, and black vehicles during your travels and daily commute. We usually don’t think much of it, but we can’t help but to notice the ultra-vibrant cars that speed past us. And orange cars are among those that get our attention.

Some of them may look like a rolling caution cone, but orange cars have a history and following all their own. This may not be the most popular color hue we see, but it sure stands out and has evolved over time.

The History


According to the Wall Street Journal, car color popularity and availability tends to be based on fashion trends in the clothing and home décor industries. Now that the vibrancy of orange is working its way back into our wardrobes and homes, automotive brands are also making it an available option. But drivers tend to purchase cars with more conservative colors than flashy and loud colors like orange.

Cars started appearing in an orange hue in the 1970s, a time when bright and florescent colors were trendy in every aspect of life. But the trend was short lived, and the color was left out of design palates across the industry until recent years. But the color has always been popular with performance and sport cars, more than likely to add to the flash and pizazz of the vehicle.

The Lone Wolf


While new trends and styles have made uniquely colored cars more popular, we still don’t see too many of them on the road. And we don’t see too many make their way to the limelight, either. But arguably the most popular car in the history of entertainment was orange, and it’s the only famous orange car out there.

Yes, the most famous orange car in the world is The General Lee. The 1969 Dodge Charger was driven by The Duke Family in the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The car, known for its welded shut doors and “Dixie” horn, helped the family escape danger, flee from the town of Hazzard’s corrupt justice officials, and win some stock car races during the series’ seven seasons. The paint used on the General Lee was Hemi Orange.

Hyundai’s Take

Hyundai has its take on the most popular car colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, and Venetian Red Pearl. And the brand has its more unique color options, which include Kona Bronze, Circuit Silver, and Frosted Mocha.

But hands down, the most interesting car color option from Hyundai is its take on orange, and the brand’s 2015 lineup includes several citrus colored cars. The Accent and the Veloster come in the vibrant shade of Vitamin C, which is the most common untraditional hue featured in Hyundai’s branding and marketing efforts. The Vitamin C hue was first introduced with the 2011 Veloster. Since then, it has sparked the creation of two more orange hues used by Hyundai: Urban Sunset and Canyon Copper, which are featured on the latest Sonata and Santa Fe Sport, respectively.

Are you in the market for an orange Hyundai? Search through World Car Hyundai’s inventory today to find your citrus dream car. We hope to see you at our dealership for a test drive soon.

What do you think of the Hyundai color palate? Do you have a favorite shade? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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