What car color is the most popular for 2012? According to multiple sources, white is the most common color of choice, both in North America and across the globe.
According to Forbes Magazine, white cars make up 23% of the North American market and 24% of the world-wide market. This marks the second consecutive year that white has been king-of-the-hill for automotive paint jobs.
Car shoppers chose white followed by silver, which was a very close 2nd. Black took the bronze with around 19%. Gray and red rounded out the top 5.
White was extremely popular in the 1980s and is now making a comeback. Many experts are crediting Apple Inc. as the catalyst for the white out. Thanks to white iPods, white iPads, and other technologies, white is now seen as smart, high-tech, and fashionable.
Some reports cited a potential flaw in the data due to business owners. People who buy their vehicles for business purposes often choose white because it fits universally with other colors and logos. Take the business fleets out of the numbers, and you may find white’s status challenged.
Just like car preferences, colors vary by region. Typically there are more red vehicles in North America while black and gray play better in Europe. Asian drivers seem to prefer tan and gold. In the entire world, only about 7% of all cars are blue.
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