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2018-11-22 09:02

Robin Classen

Cars in a row white and blue

Image: iStock

White continues to be the most popular car colour choice during October 2018 with almost 50% of motorists opting for a rental-car friendly paint job, as data from Lightstone Auto shows.

Silver and Grey are the second and third most popular choice for car buyers in SA.

Surprisingly, red-coloured cars make up 8.6% of vehicles sold so far this year while black paint-jobs only comprise 1.2% of all cars.

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