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Grey is the UK’s favourite car colour

Grey is the new black for car buyers.

At this time of the year, everything seems to be grey coloured. The roads, the skies and now it seems the cars are too.

Over half a million new British drivers have bought a grey-coloured car in 2018. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that just over one in five of the 2.4 million new cars purchased were painted grey.

The top 10 colours for cars in the UK- SMMT

Grey, black and white were the top three most popular colours, making up for 59% of the total amount of cars sold.

Paint colours by market share sizes – SMMT

The grey paint obsession ranged across England, Wales and Northern Ireland but stopped at Scotland, where they opted for white painted motors instead.

Top 5 colours from 1997-2018

Cream suffered the biggest drop, with only 599 cars registered, which is down -34% compared to last year.

Yellow cars have also been hit with the same percentage drop, as fewer drivers attempt to brighten up the dull, grey roads.

The UK’s most popular models and their colours – SMMT

What colour is your car? Let me know in the comments

By louish118

Writes words and makes videos about cars.

I’m a Freelance Automotive Journalist that runs a small motoring page on various social media websites, including DriveTribe where I’m part of the DriveTribe Creator Programme.

Direct message for all enquiries - looking for new vehicles to write about, credit given to owner/dealership/brand.

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