Black cars are still popular
In future times those spending time in their yards may be going back into the office, distribution bay or home feeling full of gloom or despair. However, the reason for feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders may not be because of an impending tax bill or concern that if the underground drainage is operating properly or with the EA about to pay a visit but because there is not enough colour in their lives. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) sites throughout the UK are about to become much darker and monochrome.
The UK’s most popular car paint colours in 2017
|Colour||No. Registrations||% market share||% change on 2016|
The SMMT report that black has become the most popular car colour of 2017. Over half a million, equating to 20%, cars sold last year and their new owners chose to pay a premium to drive black cars. Although the second most popular colour is grey. As these cars find their way to breaker yards in future years the immediate environment for our industry could become quite bleak.
To add to this potential colourless landscape, the third most popular choice was white which had held the top spot for in the previous four years.
Blue, then Silver followed as 4th and 5th most popular, respectively. Although, it is predicted by industry experts that blue is set to be the most common colour in 2018 but not because of consumer preference but as a result of the car makers’ strategies.
Most popular colours by car 2017
These were the best-selling cars in the UK in 2017 – and the colours consumers liked best…
As far as most popular colours by car goes for 2017, the blue Ford Fiesta was most sort after.
So with all of this in mind, perhaps a couple of pictures on the wall and Hawaiian shirts may be in order to brighten up your day in the future.