Grey the most popular new car colour for fourth year in a row

Grey the most popular new car colour for fourth year in a row

Grey was the most well-known exterior paint color for new cars and trucks offered in the British isles for the fourth consecutive yr in 2021, in accordance the Society of Motor Suppliers and Traders (SMMT).

About 408,155 gray automobiles were being bought in 2021, symbolizing 24.8{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} of the overall marketplace. Black cars accounted for 20.5{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} of the marketplace, adorning 337,351 cars, getting previously dominated the gross sales mix concerning 2009 and 2012.

White took 17.2{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e}, while blue and pink were being the fourth and fifth most well-liked colours, and sales of environmentally friendly autos rose for the to start with time considering the fact that 2015, with growth of 24{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} to 17,927 units. 

“2021 was anything at all but regular, but British drivers caught to their acquainted favourites of grey, black and white autos,” said SMMT main govt Mike Hawes.

“But while past year’s new cars might share the exact shades as former yrs, beneath the bonnet there has been a serious change, with a person in six potential buyers deciding upon to go environmentally friendly.”

The SMMT stated grey was the most popular color in each individual British nation final 12 months. All over 25.3{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} of new vehicles sold in England were gray, whilst 22.9{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} in Scotland, 22.8{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} in Wales and 21.7{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} in Northern Eire sported the color. 

Compact automobiles, city automobiles and athletics automobiles have been most well known in white, when luxury saloons and executive vehicles were being mostly sold in black. The Volkswagen Golfing was the most popular grey car or truck, although the Volvo XC40 appealed most in black. The Tesla Design 3 was most sold in white. 

Unusual colours have been the speediest-increasing. Gold rose in popularity by 231.8{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e}, yellow by 33.13{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} and turquoise by 19.2{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e}. Those three continue to shaped only .9{dd7d296f04c8497fbd53789c82c7888820e9ba5c2c0620f7eb01a9d3f7fa072e} of the overall market, nonetheless.