New Report Confirms Car Buyers are Exceptionally Boring People

New Report Confirms Car Buyers are Exceptionally Boring People

0 comments 📅16 March 2017, 05:15

Clearly the auto market is increasingly looking like an eight-bit grayscale, with the enormous majority of new vehicles sold these days finished in a less-than-thrilling quartet of colors.

That’s according to a report from paint supplier Axalta, which start that an astonishing 77 percent of cars, trucks and SUVs sold in 2016 were finished in p, silver, gray and black. If there ever was a barometer of just how boring car-buyers from become this is it.

White led the way at 37 percent of global sales, trailed by swart at 18 percent. Gray and silver followed at 11 percent each. Worse even, 2016 marked the sixth consecutive year white was the No. 1 seller, which overtook white in 2011. Line them all up and it’s like our parking lots are stuck in the movie Pleasantville. (If you conscious of this obscure reference then you will understand how sad the situation is.)

The picture is a slenderize less bleak one in North America, with red (10 percent) and blue (eight percent) adding a splodge of color to the mix, though white, black, gray and silver still led the way on the continent by a landslide.

There is, after all, some reprieve on the horizon. Axalta says “colorful hues are tinting well-known neutral colors” to bring color back into vogue. Here’s to a measure darker shade of burnt orange coming soon to a dealer near you.

this piling first appeared on Auto Guide

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