December 1, 2022

What are the fastest – and slowest – used cars for sale? – Auto Dealer Magazine

Auto Trader has revealed the fastest – and slowest – used car sale in the country.

In an exclusive list revealed to Car Dealer Magazine, the auto market named the latest Kia Sportage as the best-selling used car.

Sportage models less than a year old sell out, on average, in just 19 days at car dealerships across the country.

In comparison, the lowest-selling used car, the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer, takes an average of four and a half months to sell, or 137 days!

At the top of the list of fastest sellers in second place was another Kia, the EV6 electric car, which takes just 20 days to find a new home.

And another electric car – the BMW i4 – was the third best-selling used car, finding a new buyer in just 23 days.

Of all the cars on the top 10 used cars list, none took more than 28 days to find a buyer.

  1. Kia Sportage – 19 days
  2. Kia EV6 – 20 days
  3. BMW i4 – 23 days
  4. Kia Niro (less than a year old) – 25 days
  5. Volkswagen e-Golf – 26 days
  6. Kia Niro (1-3 years) – 26 days
  7. Toyota Yaris Cross – 26 days
  8. Hyundai Ioniq – 27 days
  9. Ford Focus – 28 days
  10. MS ZS – 28 days

A large number of cars from high-end brands, including Mercedes, BMW and Audi, lingered in the forecourts of car dealerships the longest.

Auto Trader’s data takes into account the latest sales figures from car dealerships across the country and covers the last 30 days.

The platform generates the data by cross-referencing when a car is first offered for sale on its site and when it is withdrawn.

In second place in the slowest selling list after the Citroën was the Volkswagen e-Up – taking 133 days to find a home.

The Subaru XV was the third slowest, taking 129 days to shift.

  1. Citroën Grand C4 Space Tourer – 137 days
  2. VW e-Up – 133 days
  3. Subaru XV – 129 days
  4. Audi A5 diesel – 126 days
  5. Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – 125 days
  6. BMW 8 Series – 122 days
  7. Citroën C4 Space Tourer – 115 days
  8. Audi A5 hybrid – 114 days
  9. Volvo XC90 – 113 days
  10. Mercedes C-Class – 111 days

Richard Walker, Auto Trader’s Director of Data and Insights, said: “Just a few years ago it was rare to have a single electric or hybrid car on our fastest selling list, but today today, they dominate our top 10, which really only highlights how quickly the market has evolved.

“Fueled by greater choice, better range and greater awareness, they are now very much in the public consciousness.

“There is clearly a real opportunity here for retailers, not only in the new car market, but also in the used market, which given the current economic environment, will only accelerate, as the growing number of car buyers wanting to switch from ICE are choosing the more cost-effective option.