2015 Vauxhall Corsa's Optional Camouflage Net Tones Down Bright Bodies


You'll wonder where the yellow (and red, orange or green) went thanks to an optional camouflage net car cover designed for the new 2015 Vauxhall Corsa.

The British carmaker describes the net as an “essential accessory” that could save owners of brightly-colored Vauxhalls from being accused of “ruining” tourist snapshots of national historic sites.




You've got to hand it to Vauxhall for getting some extra mileage out of an odd news story in which the villain is a bright yellow Vauxhall Corsa.

Owned by an 82-year-old retired dentist and parked outdoors as he has no garage, the vibrant Vauxhall appears to clash with a row of picturesque 14th-century cottages in the Cotswold's village of Bibury.




These aren't just any old cottages, mind you... owners of British passports see them every time they open the cover. Thousands of tourists descend on Bibury annually to  photograph the cottages on Arlington Row and more than a few have complained about Peter Maddox's Corsa “ruining” the view.

The issue blossomed to national prominence on January 28th, 2015 when the Mail Online's illustrated expose “The most photographed houses in Britain are photobombed... by a yellow car” was published.




Since neither the National Trust (who own the historic cottages) nor Maddox are obliged to do anything about the situation, Vauxhall has decided to do their bit.

Corsa owners whose cars are painted Flaming Yellow, Flame Red, Chilli Orange or Lime Green can opt for a “Corsa Camo-net” that conveniently folds for storage. Brilliant!