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Silver most popular colour of car

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Silver is the most popular colour of motor vehicle amongst drivers in the UK, recent figures show.

White-coloured vehicles are also increasingly popular with car insurance customers, especially among drivers on the south coast of England, statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show.

Pink cars are most prevalent in Leeds, with the city having the highest proportion of vehicles in the daring colour.

The figures for 2010 show that, compared with the previous year, the number of cars in the UK rose by 0.7% to slightly below 31.26 million.

The sharpest increase in the number of vehicles over the last five years came in Scotland and south-west England, but the number of registered cars in Greater London and north-west England dropped during the same period.

The most environmentally friendly parts of the country proved to be Chesterfield and Derbyshire, where 29% of cars had emissions of below 140g of CO2 per kilometre. The worst-performing area in this category was Plymouth with just 19% of vehicles being in this category.

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