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It doesn't have to be white
It’s a whitewash! Technicolor not welcome

IT’S all white!

Truly it is. Van drivers don’t like to worry about colour palettes because white remains the colour of choice for van drivers.

57 per cent of all registered LCVs on British roads are white vans

So 57 per cent (1.9 million) of all registered light commercial vehicles on British roads are white vans – that’s what Direct Line for Business has found in its latest analysis.

Despite the launch of a range of new colour palettes, white has remained the number one choice for van drivers over the last decade by a long way.

It is favoured by 57% or 1.9 million van users and the sheer number is growing as the number of registered LGVs in Britain increased by over 700,000 (26%) since 2003 to 3.3 million in 2013.

Next in the colour queue is silver but they account for just 11% or  368,285 models are this colour.

White Vauxhall Movano
A clean white van? It must be new…

In 2012, silver vans displaced blue vans as the nation’s second favourite choice. Historically, blue vans were the second most common on British roads but their popularity has dropped from 14% of all vans in 2003 to 10 per cent in 2013.

The buying brakes have gone on red which has seen a dramatic decrease from 11% in 2003 to just 7% in 2013.

In the last 12 months, the analysis by Direct Line for Business showed that the number of registered LGVs in Britain has increased by 2% from 3.28 million to 3.35 million.

White vans have assumed their own place in modern British folklore, transporting the goods and services for businesses across the country

Jazz Gakhal, Head of Direct Line for Business said, “White vans have assumed their own place in modern British folklore, transporting the goods and services for businesses across the country. The increase in the number of LGVs purchased in the last 12 months is a healthy sign that small businesses and tradesmen are investing in their enterprises and potentially expanding.”


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