A rant: Why aren’t people buying colourful cars anymore?
Let's make our streets look like skittles while we still can!
One thing which has annoyed me this week (I know it's only Monday, but it doesn't take a lot) is about colours. Over the weekend, SMMT unveiled the best selling car colours of 2020 and it was as bleak as you could imagine.
The result was grey and it has been for the last three years here in the UK. Second was black and third place was white. It seems to be the case that no one wants to buy a colourful car anymore and I find this very sad.
To me, a car is there to express how you feel and to brighten your mood. I know the majority of people are not car enthusiasts but there must be a fair few out there. So why is no one buying colourful cars? Grey is so dull, and sure it works on some cars but not 400,000 of them which were sold last year!
We've been through the Nardo grey phase and we've seen the days where every car owned by anyone with more than a hundred Instagram followers was wrapped in satin black, so why not change that? Why not start ordering some punchy coloured cars.
Considering the year we have just had and the one we're in for, I think we all need a bit of colour in our lives. Why not order your brand new Audi RS6 in green? Why not spec your dream Huracan in a lary yellow or orange? Why not configure a sexy purple Aston Martin? What have you got to lose?
I understand people who don't want to stand out, and that's fine, but there must be some of us who can buy some wickedly impressive looking cars.
Even electric cars are being specced with boring colours, the most popular being white at the moment. Why can't we get some red ones, or blue ones or even purple ones. The new blue you can get on the VW ID.3 looks mega, I know I would opt for it.
I also understand that a lot of the time you have to pay a fair bit more for a nice colour and I get that, but why not opt for one where you can. Live a little people!
Okay small rant over...proceed as you were.