If you were to have a guess at the most common colour on the road you would most likely say black, white or silver. This is a fair assumption as when you are out and about on the road these are the most common. However, thanks to a handy report from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) we can see which car and in which colour was the most popular (most registered) last year in the UK.

For the first time in over 20 years Grey has over taken black to be the more popular cover and taken the top spot as the most popular colour overall!


We’ve seen a lot of cars come through this year in grey which was kind of a clue to its rise in popularity most recently being the new Mercedes CLA and the new Toyota Supra both being in grey at launch.

2020 Toyota GR Supra

At the top of the 2018 Leaderboard for cars registered the top three added for a total of five of the top ten cars being grey.

We at Leasing Options HQ love grey cars and seeing this news reflected on what our favorite grey cars were that have been to visit in 2018. Question is, who wore it better?