Information from the Society of Motor manufacturers and Traders tells us that more than 500,000 new cars were sold last year in Black, making it the colour of choice for 2017. (20.3% of new car sales).
Last year in 2016 it was White in number one postion, however White fell to 3rd place with 19% of sales behind Grey in 2nd.
Surprisingly the fastest growing colour year on year was Gold, increasing by 19.1%, However it is still in 9th place with only 0.2% of new car sales
2017 was a turbulent year for car sales, as new purchases fell for the first time in six years. What Car? editorial director Jim Holder said buyers tended to stick to "plainer, safer colours" because they had better resale values. He said: "This year's figures show few signs of that trend changing despite buyers being offered more choices of car colours than ever. "Still, gold's position as the fastest-rising choice shows there are a few extroverts out there."
The report also reveals differences between regions, with black the colour of choice in southern England, but white still the most popular in northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
List in Detail:
1. Black (20.3%)
2. Grey (19.7%)
3. White (19%)
4. Blue (16%)
5. Silver (10.0%)
6. Red (9.9%)
7. Green (1.1%)
8. Orange (0.8%)
9. Bronze (0.5%)
10. Yellow (0.4%)
Car sales dipped by 5.7% in 2017 compared with the previous year, with diesel sales down by 17.1% as higher taxes and pollution fears hit demand. SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said he said he expected sales to continue to fall this year, predicting a 5% to 7% drop.
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