According to annual Automotive Color Popularity Report by DuPont, when it comes to auto color preference, Silver is the King, closely followed by Black.
According to its previous survey, Silver held the most popular color title for seven years until 2007, when it was dethroned by white and white metallic, fighting back, claimed its position back in 2009, but again with this latest report, Silver is facing tough competition against the classic black color.
According to report, of all the cars sold around the world, 26 % were silver painted cars, trailing by 2% with 24 % were black coated cars.
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WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 7, 2010 – Silver and black are in tight competition for the title of "world's most popular car color," according to DuPont. As the global automotive coatings leader, DuPont issued its 58th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report today, which includes automotive color popularity information and regional trends from 11 leading automotive regions of the world. Each year, the DuPont report reflects data from established and emerging growth markets in the automotive industry; and in 2010, for the first time, includes trends from South Africa. DuPont's study is the original and most comprehensive report on global automotive color popularity and remains the first of its kind compiled on a global basis.
Only two percentage points separate silver from black as the leading vehicle color globally, and black's popularity in key automotive markets outside of North America is substantial. White and gray are tied for third place, with gray's popularity increasing three percentage points from last year's survey. Red, the only non-neutral color in the top five, is increasing in popularity, taking the fifth spot on the global color popularity rankings. The top 10 global vehicle colors are as follows:
1. Silver – 26 percent
2. Black/Black Effect – 24 percent
3. White/White Pearl and Gray – 16 percent each (tie)
5. Red – 6 percent
6. Blue – 5 percent
7. Brown/Beige – 3 percent
8. Green – 2 percent
9. Yellow/Gold – 1 percent
10. Others – <1 percent