It’s the crossroads of America’s most popular car model and color

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about gas prices for your car. The state revenue department announced a 5-cent gasoline sales tax increase, setting another state record for the third consecutive month. Beginning July 1, Indiana’s gasoline taxes will total a record 80.4 cents. As of Tuesday, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.97, according to AAA; in Indiana, it’s $5.12. Now let’s talk about the car itself.

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Going back to the early days of the automobile, cars were commonly referred to as horseless carriages. In an effort to resemble the familiar horse-drawn carriages, early carriages were painted black. Ford’s Model T was only available in one color, black.

After the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II, the most prevalent car colors were muted, dark tones… i.e. black. After the war, the colors of the cars became more vivid and vibrant to echo the tone of the times. Over the past 7 decades, colors have become popular based on current events. For example, in 1976 the most popular car colors were red, white and blue.

What is the most popular current car color nationally?

The top 4 car colors break down as follows: Grayscale colors account for a total of 77.1% of all vehicles on the road in the United States.

1 White 23.9%
2 Black 23.2%
3 Grey 15.5%
4 Silver 14.5%

A study by vehicle sales research site iSeeCars found that the most “valuable” tints aren’t always the most popular. The most popular car colors in 2021 were white, gray, silver and black.

What is the most valuable car color?

Believe it or not, it’s yellow. The resale value of yellow-colored cars is partly due to rarity, but also because it’s most often a color for sports cars and other low-volume vehicles that retain their appearance relatively well. value.

If you’re considering buying a convertible, make sure it’s a red convertible, as it holds its value the best over time, according to iSeeCars. A hardcover coupe, however, should be gray.

Which car color is the worst for resale?

Orange, lime green and purple cars are in the top 5 worst colors for resale, but to really blow up your color choice, get a gold car. Vehicles in this color have the lowest resale value on average, according to the data. Gold cars depreciate 21% more than average.

Which colored car gets the most tickets?

The urban legend that red cars get stopped more has persisted for years. American Auto Insurance says there’s one color that stands out more than others, but it’s not red. The vehicle color that stands out more than any other color is white.

A Chevrolet Malibu is on display at a Chevrolet dealership
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What is the most popular car model and color in Indiana?

Ford Motor Companies’ F-series pickup trucks are the most popular vehicles in 18 states, however, Indiana is the only one to manufacture the Chevy Malibu No. 1. Indiana stays on trend with the nation as black color ranks number one in Hoosier State. If you want to go beyond grayscale, you’ll find that red is our most popular non-traditional color with 27.6% of cars on Indiana roads in that category. Indiana also ranks 8th in the nation for most popular non-traditional colored cars on the nation’s road.

There are 2,123,748 cars registered in Hoosier State.

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