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White remains Britain’s favourite car colour

Friday 20 January 2017, By Autovolo

White remains Britain’s favourite car colour

White remains Britain’s favourite car colour

White was Britain’s favourite car colour in 2016, according to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

More than 550,000 new car buyers chose the colour last year, giving the shade a market share of 20.51 per cent.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that white has been the nation’s most popular colour, despite the fact demand fell by 2.1 per cent over the past 12 months.

It’s the first time demand for the colour has slipped since 2005.

Black, which was previously the most popular colour, came in a close second, accounting for 20.16 per cent of the market after demand grew by 6.5 per cent compared to 2015’s figures.

Buyers in the East Midlands and East Anglia were more likely to specify a black paint job when choosing their new car, while customers in other areas of the country were more likely to choose a white colour scheme.

Grey and blue were the third and fourth most popular colours respectively, with more than 465,000 new vehicles ordered in grey and 414,000 cars specified in blue. Red rounded out the top five once again.

Pink also did well, with demand rising 82 per cent to more than 3,500 units.