Theme: Colour Micropost

We haven’t quite got around to exploring this so much.

Opel Agila
Opel Agila Njoy edition

In mitigation, I’ll present the interesting colour combination of the Opel Agila “Njoy” special edition. Critics of my Opel bias can roll their eyes if they wish. However, in keeping an eye out for bright, distinctive colours while roving around Germany it’s been Opels (Corsas, Merivas, Astras) that have been most likely to have characterful paint jobs.

Opel Agila Njoy interior, rear.
Opel Agila Njoy interior, rear.

The seats have a more caramel tint than the photo shows.image

And this is what the back looks like.


Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

9 thoughts on “Theme: Colour Micropost”

  1. At least you are owning up to your Opel bias… other motoring sites keep their partisanship hidden under a facade of impartiality.

    Anyhow, this special edition falls into the usual traps of an ill-chosen paint scheme and awful name, but rises above the fray with its panelled-in rear window and impressively thorough approach to making the rear compartment a different colour to the front – even down to the seat belts.

    And why not?

    1. The front seat belts are also caramel coloured. The seats have covers on them.
      My Opel bias could be a ruse to make my praise for BMW more impressive.

    2. You’re a canny bastard, Richard! Have you been investing in mint condition E34 M5s recently?

    3. Jacomo. Richard could hardly hide it. Visitors to the DTW offices often comment on the Opel coffee mugs, biros, cushion covers and desk calendars, all shameless blandishments visited on us by Russelsheim. Doubtless this blatant plug will result in a Jiffy bag of Opel logoed sugar cubes arriving on our doorstep next Monday.

    1. Hans Seer is also still waiting to do that career-spanning interview. Go for it, Richard!

  2. There was me thinking that Njoy was some Japanese word carried over from the Agila’s country of origin. Obviously the team who did this, as well as the team who did the Polo Harlequin, were either completely oblivious to, or ironically aware of, the stigma of a car repaired with body panels reclaimed from a scrappy in different body colours.

  3. Re the colors, they bring to mind cars with replacement panels harvested from a junkyard.

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