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Research finds black cars are most popular

Black is still the most popular car colour in the UK and two-tone cars are the most likely to be stolen, according to mycarcheck.com.

Its new report showed the UK’s five most popular used car colours to be: 1) Black 2) Silver 3) Blue 4) White and 5) Grey. It also revealed that two-tone cars are more likely to be stolen.

Of all the searches conducted on the site, 22.68% were for black cars, an almost identical performance to the previous year, ahead of silver (20.93%) and blue (16.89%).

Gavin Amos, head of valuation services at mycarcheck.com, said: “The top five colours were all about average in terms of write-off, finance and stolen risks, but two-tone cars were significantly more likely to be stolen. For example, 5.56% of black & silver cars, and 2.83% of black & red cars, were listed as stolen, compared to a top 20 makes average of 0.92%.

"The main reason for this is sporty models tending to have two-tone colour schemes – they’re targeted by thieves because they’re desirable cars. In the new car market, white has been the top colour for a while, and grey is also on the up, so it will be interesting to see if these trends are replicated in the used car market over the next couple of years.”

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