We all have different preferences when it comes to colours. While black and white were long considered the foundation colours for everything from clothing to automobiles, the prevalence of colours like red, yellow, blue, orange, green, pink, and their neon cousins can now be seen nearly everywhere. Colours, on the other hand, have yet to make an impact in the vehicle business. So, what are the most popular car colours in India’s used automobile market?
White, silver, and black have topped the rankings for the most requested car colour in the used automobile market for the past decade and before that. Why? Simply mentioned, even if the car is old, white, silver, and black cars always appear better and fresh. White cars also appear larger, whilst silver lends a touch of elegance to the vehicle. As we all know, black is a timeless colour that can never go out of style. It now boils down to the car’s finishes, with normal finishes providing the most durability, metallic finishes looking the best, and matte finishes being the least popular in India. Car manufacturers now offer a wide range of colours, including various tints of red, yellow, and blue, although white, silver, and black remain the most popular options.
Moving on from appearances, we can see that white and silver cars have a higher resale value than red, yellow, and even black vehicles. According to the most recent data, white cars account for 46 percent of all Indian automobiles. White hides scratch, dents, and even scrapes; nevertheless, a black or dark-coloured variation will draw attention to the scratches. White and silver cars, on the other hand, require the least maintenance, whilst black, red, and blue cars demand the most. When compared to its lighter equivalent, dust is much more noticeable on black or any dark colour.
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
Moving on to the various car classes, the SUV segment (currently the most popular) accounts for approximately 41% of all white SUVs produced in the country. To put that in context, SUVs account for 23% of all cars made in India. In the SUV class, red, silver, and grey colours account for 12, 14, and 15% of the total. White, black, and blue are the most popular car colour in the mid-size class, with 40, 18, and 16 percent, respectively. Red, with 3% of the vote, and brown and grey, with 5% apiece, are the least popular colours in the mind-size segment.
What do we expect to see in the future?
Every year, automobile manufacturers release new models in a variety of colours, including the ubiquitous white, silver, and black, as well as chromatic colours like reds, blues, and other hues. Can we expect an increase in the popularity of reds and blues in the near future, given that white, silver, grey, and black have dominated the market in India and around the world?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide a response at this time, but one thing is certain: white will always be a popular car colour among new and used automobiles in India. People may now find their favourite model in their preferred colour option without having to pay a lot of money thanks to used automobile evaluation software. These tools function similarly to a pre-owned car locator and may be used on a smartphone or computer, eliminating the need to search for the top dealerships in your area.
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