Here is one more factor to consider before you sell your car in Dubai: its colour! Let’s start with a little bit of history. In his autobiography, Henry Ford wrote, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”. The reason behind this was that black paint dried faster compared to other colours.
About a hundred years later, you would expect buyers to choose from an array of different fun or sober car colours, but as it turns out, black is still one of the top favourites! Black is second to white, which dominates car colours by a whopping 38%. In Asia, the preference for white jumps to about 49% as per the annual report published by Axalta. Axalta is a vehicle coatings company that has been tracking customer preferences for the past 67 years.
So, what is it about certain colours that draw the customers to them when they can have virtually every colour in the market? There are certain considerations that a buyer makes when looking for a car. Where aesthetics and personal taste matter, factors such as maintenance, and resale value are also considered.
This can help explain why colours such as grey, black and white are widely chosen. These colors are a good bet if one wants to retain the car’s resale value in the long run. So, if you want to sell your car in Dubai, you may want to avoid vibrant hues such as green, yellow and orange and go for the colors that are prefered by more people.
The right color for your car also depends on its size. Larger cars tend to find it difficult to pull off brighter colours, whereas smaller cars may find it easier to retain their resale value with them.
However, the trend might soon change as vibrant colours have started to become more popular recently, according to Axalta Global Product Manager.