In 2018, over two million new cars were registered in the UK. Almost a quarter of these were grey, making it the most popular car colour for the first time, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Do you love the color or your car or do you hate it? Perhaps you don’t even think about it. Well, it’s time to think about this all important subject and give yourself something else to worry about.
What were other popular car colours?
Following grey in terms of popularity were black, white, blue and red. All five of these colours have placed somewhere in the top five most popular car colours for the last few years. Last year it was black which was the most popular while white claimed the top spot the year before (and remained the most popular car colour in Scotland for 2018).
Black lost its top spot by just under 20,000 sales, a drop of more than 7% against its 2017 sales, reflecting an industry trend with overall car sales down by 6.8% year-on-year when compared to 2017. In fact, the only car colours that saw an increase in sales were orange (the seventh most popular car colour in 2018) and beige.
What were the least most popular car colours?
There were 118 different car colours available for buyers to choose from in the UK last year, 116 of which were bought at least once. However, not all colours were bought as often as grey or black. Maroon was the least bought, and so least popular, with just 471 sales. It was closely followed by cream (559 sales) and pink, turquoise and gold, with just under 3,000 sales.
Have you ever driven a green or brown car? We are aware that we haven’t, and it appears that not many other people have. In the US minimum 3% of the population drives a green car and in the UK green and brown vehicles suffer the loss of worth faster than other colors. Lime green, bottle green, and apple green; maybe one day the roads will be loaded with these colors. As a kid we used to play car snooker and it seem to keep in mind that red as being the very usual color back then.
Does car insurance affect your insurance premium?
The colour car you choose is thought to reflect the type of person you are with research suggesting that those driving black cars are more confident than those driving grey cars, which is seen as safe and steady. There is also a common belief that the colour of your car affects the motor trade insurance premium companies such as https://www.quotemetoday.co.uk/motor-trade-insurance/ offer.
There is, however, no evidence to suggest this is the case, and insurance companies do not ask you the colour of your car when creating a quote. They are much more interested in your age, the type of car you drive, and your driving record, all of which are much better indicators of risk and whether you are a good driver than the color of car you choose to drive.