White tops car colour rankings

White tops car colour rankings

White is still the colour of choice for new car buyers in the UK, who continue to favour neutral tones over vibrant shades.

Figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal m ore than a fifth of new car purchases last year were white cars.

The colour has occupied the top spot for the past three years, with buyers attracted by its crisp, clean look.

Black and grey were the next most popular colours in 2015, which saw a record 2,635,518 new cars registered.

But silver continues to lose its appeal, lying in sixth place after dominating the rankings between 2000 and 2008.

The Ford Focus was the best-selling white car, according to the SMMT, followed by the Volkswagen Polo and Fiat 500.

This year promises to be another productive one for car manufacturers nationwide. A total of 169,678 cars were registered in January, representing the best start to a year for 12 years.

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