12 FEBRUARY 2018
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has come up with some figures.
Black is back as the colour of choice for the UK’s new car buyers, taking top spot in 2017 for the first time in five years. Our road test Lexus for February is black too.
More than half a million (515,970) buyers opted for black last year, sending white tumbling to third place after four years at the top. Grey is now the nation’s second favourite, as monochrome colours continue to dominate the market with almost 60% of the 2.54 million new cars registered in 2017 ordered in black, grey or white. Blue is now the only primary colour to feature in the top five, with red falling one place to sixth in favour of silver.
Green, orange, bronze and yellow made up the rest of the national top ten, with more buyers than ever before choosing orange and bronze.
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