These are the fastest selling used cars in the UK

These are the fastest selling used cars in the UK
These are the fastest selling used cars in the UK

Used car marketplace Auto Trader has revealed the fastest selling second-hand cars in the UK, in new data released today.

The Auto Trader Fastest Selling Index takes into account market supply and demand and identifies the models of car that have the potential to leave forecourts fastest – as well as those likely to take the longest to sell.

Powered by the Auto Trader Retail Rating metric, the Index is based on analysis of over 1.9 million vehicles each day, including 90,000 vehicle updates and an average of 19,000 vehicles added or removed from Auto Trader.

Coupled with data from around 450,000 daily trade used car listings plus additional dealer forecourt and website data, Auto Trader say it offers the most accurate and immediate view of the fast-moving market.

What kind of car sells fastest in the UK?

As of 16th September, the Index revealed that, if priced appropriately, MPVs and 4x4s have the potential to sell faster than their smaller counterparts.

Seven is clearly the magic number with the top three cars in the Autotrader list seven-seater models.

The 2016 Seat Alhambra is the quickest-selling used car in the UK
The 2016 Seat Alhambra is the quickest-selling used car in the UK

For the second consecutive month, the 2016 SEAT Alhambra (diesel, automatic) is the UK’s fastest selling used car, with the potential to sell in an average of just 23 days when priced to the live retail market. The Alhambra is joined in the top three by its seven-seater stable mate the Volkswagen Sharan, with the 2017 and 2016 models ranked second and third – something Autotrader say is a sure sign the school run is influencing purchase decisions.

The slowest car to sell is another Volkswagen Group model, the 2019 electric Volkswagen Golf, which Autotrader predict will take 150 days to sell.

The top 10 fastest selling cars in Britain

Rank Make / model Fuel & transmission Auto Trader Retail Rating Predicted days to sell
1 2016 SEAT Alhambra Diesel – Automatic 99.98 23
2 2017 Volkswagen Sharan Diesel – Automatic 99.93 25
3 2016 Volkswagen Sharan Diesel – Automatic 99.49 26
4 2016 Renault Zoe Electric – Automatic 99.52 27
5 2016 Ford Grand C-Max Diesel – Automatic 99.52 27
6 2015 Dacia Sandero Stepway Petrol – Manual 99.55 29
7 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Diesel – Automatic 99.51 29
8 2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Diesel – Automatic 99.45 30
9 2015 Volkswagen Polo Petrol – Manual 99.65 31
10 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Diesel – Automatic 99.43 33

The top 10 slowest selling cars in Britain

Rank Make / model Fuel & transmission Auto Trader Retail Rating Predicted days to sell
1 2019 Volkswagen Golf Electric – Automatic 1.74 150
2 2018 Citroen C4 Picasso Petrol – Manual 1.84 150
3 2019 Audi Q2 Diesel – Manual 2.00 150
4 2019 Nissan Micra Diesel – Manual 2.07 150
5 2019 Citroen C4 Cactus Diesel – Automatic 2.12 150
6 2019 SsangYong Tivoli Diesel – Manual 1.87 149
7 2019 SsangYong Tivoli Diesel – Automatic 1.96 146
8 2019 Jeep Compass Manual – Automatic 2.17 146
9 2019 Peugeot 508 Diesel – Manual 1.66 143
10 2019 Audi A5 Diesel – Automatic 2.00 143

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