With the cold weather on its way, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a new car, and with Honda’s current deals, including five-year free servicing on both two and four-wheel drive CR-Vs, and PCP deals from 0% on Civic models, the only question left to answer is which colour Honda to choose to brighten up your Winter?
Overall, understated shades are more popular with UK buyers who generally prefer to fly under the radar in a white, black or grey car, rather than stand out with a striking hue. Residual values can also be hugely impacted by vehicle colour, with brighter, more unusual colours losing value much faster than more reserved, traditional colours.
White Orchid Peal: Pure, pristine, direct
White is the most popular colour in the UK for the third year in a row, with 21.4 per cent of the market share in 2015. More than one in five cars currently on our roads is white, with an additional half a million new white cars added last year. Popularity has grown significantly in recent years, as back in 2007 white cars only accounted for 1.1 per cent market share.
White car owners are hard to please, and drivers tend to like things to be very pure, pristine, clear and direct. White car drivers are usually best at keeping their cars clean.
Crystal Pearl Black: Powerful, classic, elegant
The second most popular colour in the UK, with 19.4 per cent of the market share, however, black cars are gaining in popularity year on year, and may soon overtake white as the most popular colour choice.
Black is the ultimate power colour, and suggests a driver who is not easily manipulated. A classic and elegant choice, black is a colour of empowerment.
Polished Metal Metallic: Futuristic, prestigious, elegant
Grey cars are gaining favour in the UK, rising to the third most desirable car colour last year. Grey cars currently made an impressive 21.1 per cent gain in 2015, translating to more than 400,000 new grey cars on the road.
The person who chooses grey is usually very practical, very pragmatic, and tends to make lists and talk things out.
Milano Red (solid) or Passion Red Pearl: Sensual, dynamic, outgoing
There are two different kinds of reds: vibrant and deep-blue. Both express the same traits, but those who go vibrant tend to be bolder. Drivers of red cars like to stand out and be the centre of attention.
Red was the fifth most popular choice for the second year in 2015, and looks to remain in the top five most desirable car colours for a few more years to come.
Lunar Silver: Neutral, practical
Previous favourite silver continues to lose popularity with UK drivers, having been over-taken in the desirability stakes by white, black, grey and red in recent years. In 2015, there were 5.2 per cent fewer new registrations in silver compared to 2014.
Silver has a rather cool, futuristic connotation, yet with a dash of preciousness. This is the kind of personality that appreciates elegance with a bit of flash.
Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic and Twilight Blue Metallic: Compassionate, honest, serene
Blue cars are experiencing a recent increase in their attractiveness to car buyers, having moved up a position from last year to fourth most popular colour car choice in the UK.
Blue car drivers like to be admired for strong sense of self and wisdom. They can be suspicious of flamboyant behaviour, yet are sensitive enough to try to find common ground with someone you may not relate to at first.
Golden Bronze Metallic: Edgy, stylish, forward thinking
While brown hues have not historically been the first choice of colour for the UK car buyer, the addition of metallic bronze colours has seen big gains in recent years but, compared to last year, have dropped in to eighth place – representing a 23.3 per cent reduction in new registrations compared to 2014.
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