The official figures for the country’s favourite car colours have been announced, and we can’t wait to bring you the news!
The Top 10 favourite colours for 2016 have been revealed by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and whilst there are no great surprises it was a record year for the number of new car purchases.
In at Number 10 is a colour that hasn’t been listed in the top 10 for 3 years – Yellow. Although the total number of new cars registered last year, yellow only made up less than 0.5% of the total market share. 12,431 cars hit the road in this sunny colour last year.
Number 9 is the less sunny Brown. Making a comeback in the last couple of years brown had become a popular option although a 40% decline in the number of new cars registered in this colour probably means we won’t see it in the Top 10 next year.
The number 8 spot is filled by the Orange colour option. Although colour choice can have a direct impact on resale value, orange may still be a popular colour option although only 17,429 models were registered in this colour last year.
Green entered 2016’s list at number 7. This may have been a popular choice in years gone by however only 1% of new registrations were destined to be green.
Seeing a 7.5% decline on the previous year, Silver made the list at number 6. Once a top colour option, the fact that many manufacturers want to charge extra for metallic silver could be the reason for such a decline.
Halfway up the list at number 5 is trusty red. Long has red been a colour choice for any new car, be it a C1 right up to a Ferrari, it has only ever been out of the Top 5 twice, back in 2011 and 2012. If you’re looking for a colour that will always be sought after, you won’t go far with red. 303,789 new cars were registered in red last year.
Blue made number 4 in the colour choice of new registrations last year, with 404,160 being sprayed this ‘ever in demand’ colour. An increase of 7.2% on the previous year, this colour choice, like red, if often available at no extra cost as a paint option.
Of all the Top 10 colours, the colour that made number 3 of the list also saw the biggest spike in interest, that colour being grey. 465,579 new cars took to the roads last year and demand shows it’s no longer a colour just chosen for sporty cars such as the MX5.
Just missing out on the top spot is the ever classy black. Although black is never out of fashion, it was only 9,467 cars off the top spot and means that 1 in every 5 cars registered in 2016 hit the road in black.
So, at the top spot for 2016, and maintaining its position as the nation’s favourite car colour for four years in a row is white! More than half a million car buyers chose white last year although it may not make the top spot in 2017 as demand fell by 2.1% in 2016, the first drop since 2005.
If you’re looking for a new lease car, there are plenty of colour options available in many different models. Give the team a call today on 01332 290173 or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.