Figures show that Brits love white cars

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Figures released by SMMT this week revealed that white cars are more popular than any other colour with us Brits.

White is in fact top of the pops for the third year running. Over a fifth of brand new cars registered in 2015 were white. This equates to 564,393 units.

Demand for white cars has grown to 2.2%. Less than a decade ago, growth was down at 1%.

Blue cars are also popular with new car buyers in Britain, with more than one in six buyers opting for the colour that was once the nation’s first choice at the dawn of the millennium.

It’s bad news for silver, though; the former “golden” boy topped the charts for nine years running between 2000 and 2008 but has been tumbling down the ladder ever since. In 2016, just one in every 10 new cars is silver.

Bright New Cars

Although black is a popular choice too, with more black cars registered in the South East than whites, more and more buyers are going for more colourful looking vehicles.

Mauve is one colour that is on the up; with 30% more mauve registrations in 2015, the colour has entered the top 10 for the first ever time.

Demand for green cars, meanwhile, has rocketed by 31.%, with the grassy colour enjoying its best market share for 5 years.

Orange and yellow cars are also enjoying more popularity, with over 30,000 Brits up and down the country opting for these bright colours.

The full top 10 list can be found below:

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Green
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Mauve
Will Titterington
  • 12th February 2016

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