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UK’s favourite car colour is grey again

Kia Stinger

Grey has cemented its position as the UK’s most popular new car colour, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The number of grey cars registered in 2019 rose 5.3% to 521,273 and meant an increased market share for the colour, with more than one in five new cars (22.6%) sold painted grey.

Black and white rounded out the top three colours of the paint chart, meaning 60.7% of all new cars joining British roads in 2019 were shades of monochrome.

Grey remained consistently the favourite choice across the UK in 2019, apart from in Scotland and the Channel Islands, where white was the preferred hue.

Nationwide, meanwhile, the least popular colours were maroon, cream and pink, combined taking less than 1% of all registrations.

Top 10 car colours in the UK

1. Grey – 521,273 new registrations
2. Black – 466,756
3. White – 414,403
4. Blue – 373,728
5. Red – 226,501
6. Silver – 201,008
7. Orange – 25,723
8. Green – 16,718
9. Bronze – 6,595
10. Yellow – 6,566

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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