There’s Ferrari Red, of course. Bruce Springsteen sings the praises of a pink Cadillac. But those colors are the exceptions to the rule. Most car buyers opt for silver or black, with the two uninspired colors battling closely for the most popular vehicle color globally.
According to the yearly survey by DuPont, only two percentage points separate silver from black as the leading vehicle color globally. White and gray are third and fourth among car colors choice. Red is the only non-neutral color in the top five.
The top 10 global vehicle colors:
1. Silver, 26 percent
2. Black/black effect, 24 percent
3 (tie). White/white pearl and gray, 16 percent each
5. Red, 6 perecent
6. Blue, 5 percent
7. Brown/beige, 3 percent
8. Green, two percent
9. Yellow/gold, one percent
10. Other colors, less than 1 percent (combined).
Article Last Updated: December 8, 2010.
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