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Black cars named as used market bestsellers

Date: 27 September 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Black is the bestselling paint colour on the used car market so far in 2019, according to AA Cars.

The website says 21% of sales so far this year are of black vehicles, ahead of white (20.3%), grey (14.9%), and blue (14.3%).

Silver, which was the bestselling used colour for three years between 2009 and 2011, is now down in fifth place on 13% - a contrasting trend to white, which accounted for just 1.5% of sales in 2009.

Not only that, but AA Cars also reports that while black cars account for the most sales, white is the most searched for colour by customers.

AA Cars CEO James Fairclough said: "Colour clearly makes no difference to a car's performance, but since a vehicle is likely to sit outside a person's home or workplace every day, aesthetic considerations still play a big part in many drivers' decision-making process when they buy a used car.

"It is surprising that silver, once the most popular colour, has fallen so far behind black and white.

"White cars especially have become incredibly popular in recent years."