UK's Most Popular Car Colour of 2016

In a new study, the UK's most popular car colours have been revealed. Research led by RAC Cars found that 22 per cent of the 30.5 million cars in the UK are currently painted silver. Surprised?

Silver accounts for almost a quarter of cars on UK roads, with black as the second favourite at 19.4 per cent. We predict that this trend may not last long with the amount of cars painted black have gone up by 13 per cent and silver has gone down 7 per cent in the last three years. You may be surprised to know that white is the best selling new car colour, what does the future hold for the colour of our cars?

Rank

Colour

Number of Cars

% of All Cars

2013 Comparison

% Change

1

Silver/Aluminium

6,841,315

22.5%

7,334,335 – 25.4%

-7%

2

Black

5,915,527

19.4%

5,230,739 – 18.1%

13%

3

Blue

5,689,516

18.7%

6,005,624 – 20.8%

-5%

4

Grey

3,710,965

12.2%

3,074,210 – 10.7%

21%

5

Red

3,237,326

10.6%

3,104,114 – 10.8%

4%

6

White

2,833,084

9.3%

1,484,134 – 5.1%

91%

7

Green

1,066,496

3.5%

1,533,059 – 5.3%

-30%

8

Beige/buff

235,683

0.8%

235,052 – 0.8%

0%

9

Yellow

172,297

0.6%

177,874 – 0.6%

-3%

10

Brown

169.656

0.6%

92,226 – 0.3%

84%


RAC Cars spokesperson Pete Williams said "Even though both black and grey have become very slightly more popular the big car colour chart climbing success is white which has shot up to 9.3% of all registered cars by adding 1.3m since 2013."

“Some people can be very particular or superstitious about the colour of their cars, always having to have the same colour whereas others are clearly influenced more by fashion. White is very much the colour of the moment which is why it’s rising up the rankings, but it has a long way to go before it becomes as popular as silver, black and blue. It will be very interesting to see how long this trend in new cars lasts.”

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