Grey tops colour charts | Car Talk - Car News Jan 2021

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12:18 Friday 22 Jan 2021

Fittingly for such a dismal year, grey was the most popular choice of colour for UK car buyers in 2020.

In fact, the world’s least colourful colour has topped the UK sales charts now for three years in succession.  The nation was - for once - united in agreement, as both the Channel Islands and Scotland switched to grey as the most popular choice, making it a greyout across the whole country.

Grey accounted for almost a quarter of new cars sold in 2020, completing a monochrome podium with black and white that covered 616% of new car sales between them.

The top ten colours remained the same, with the only change seeing yellow and bronze reverse places, but red suffered its worst performance since 1997 with only 147,222 chosen in that hue.

Mike Hawes, the Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said, “2020 was a pretty dark year for the automotive industry and having grey as the top new car colour probably reflects the atmosphere.”


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