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Most Popular Car Colours

Most Popular Car Colours

By Swansway Motor Group 18-01-2019


Fancy a new car but undecided on the colour? Check out the most popular car colours last year...

What was the UK’s most popular new car colour in 2018?

Grey has overtaken black as the UK’s most popular new car colour.

Motorists chose grey for more than 495,000 new cars in 2018, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

This market share of 21% saw the colour claim top spot for the first time since records began in 1996.

Black was in second place at 20%, followed by white (18%), blue (16%) and red (10%).

Most Popular New Car Colours in the Uk in 2018

New car sales declined by 7% in 2018 with the industry blaming a number of issues.

Orange and beige cars bucked the trend with increases of 37% and 28% to claim seventh and 10th place respectively.

It is the first top 10 appearance of beige since 2014 as a number of new and upgraded models had the colour as an option.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “There are more opportunities than ever to personalise your new car to your exact taste, and UK motorists have approached the challenge with gusto in 2018.

“With around 80 new or upgraded models coming to market in 2019 equipped with the latest low and zero-emission powertrains, advanced safety tech and exciting comfort and convenience features, it’s great that buyers have so much to choose from.”


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