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12 January 24 Press Releases

AUTO TRADER REVEALS THE USED CARS FLYING OFF FORECOURTS THE FASTEST

 

  • Ford Kuga takes the crown of fastest selling used car in 2023, taking just 13 days for retailers to sell.
  • All-electric Kia Niro is the UK’s current fastest selling, followed by the Toyota Prius+ and Mercedes-Benz EQC.

 

According to the latest data from Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, the Ford Kuga was the fastest-selling used car last year, taking on average just 13 days to shift off retailers’ forecourts, twice as quickly as the total 2023 average of 31 days.

Slightly behind the Blue Oval’s SUV in second position, was the Mercedes Benz A-Class Hatchback (Petrol Hybrid), which took a similarly impressive 14 days to sell, and followed closely by its A-Class Saloon counterpart (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid), which took 15 days. The iconic premium German marque made up three of last year’s top 10 fastest sellers, as did Kia.

60% of 2023’s fastest sellers were alternatively fuelled vehicles, including two all-electric models, with the Kira Niro and Audi e-tron taking on average just 16 and 18 days to sell respectively. However, highlighting the acceleration in consumer demand for used EVs over recent months, today’s list of the UK’s fastest sellers is dominated by electric, with five making it onto the top 10. This includes the excellent Korean crossover SUV, the Kia Niro, which is currently[1] the UK’s fastest selling car, taking an average of just 15 days to sell, well ahead of the current 41-day total market average.

Across all makes and models electric vehicles are currently the fastest selling fuel type in the UK, taking an average of 36 days to sell, compared to 41 for petrol and 42 for diesel.

“Despite the turbulent economic and political backdrop of last year, consumer demand remained robust throughout, which is reflected in the rapid pace in which many used cars left retailers’ forecourts in 2023. With average retail values of used EVs falling around 20% last year, and with many models now at price parity with their traditionally fuelled counterparts, today’s used EV market is especially hot, and represents some great profit opportunities for retailers who follow the data closely.”

Key spokesperson

Richard Walker

Data & Insight Director

CONNECT

 

Fastest selling used cars of 2023

Rank

Make

Model

Body Type

Fuel Type

Age Band

Average days to sell

1

Ford

Kuga

SUV

Petrol

up to 1 year

13

2

Mercedes-Benz

A-Class

Hatchback

Petrol Hybrid

up to 1 year

14

3

Mercedes-Benz

A-Class

Saloon

Petrol Plug-in Hybrid

3-5 years

15

4

Kia

Niro

SUV

Electric

3-5 years

16

5

Kia

Sportage

SUV

Petrol Hybrid

up to 1 year

17

6

Kia

Niro

SUV

Petrol Hybrid

up to 1 year

17

7

Audi

A3

Hatchback

Diesel

15 years+

17.5

8

SKODA

Karoq

SUV

Diesel

1-3 years

17.5

9

Audi

e-tron

SUV

Electric

3-5 years

18

10

Mercedes-Benz

GLA Class

SUV

Petrol

up to 1 year

18

 

Fastest selling used cars January 2024 (up to 13th)

Rank

Make

Model

Body Type

Fuel Type

Age Band

Average days to sell

1

Kia

Niro

SUV

Electric

3-5 years

15

2

Toyota

Prius+

MPV

Petrol Hybrid

3-5 years

16

3

Mercedes-Benz

EQC

SUV

Electric

up to 1 year

16

4

Audi

e-tron

SUV

Electric

3-5 years

18

5

Tesla

Model 3

Saloon

Electric

1-3 years

21

6

Hyundai

IONIQ

Hatchback

Petrol Hybrid

1-3 years

21

7

Audi

Q2

SUV

Diesel

3-5 years

21.5

8

Kia

Niro

SUV

Electric

1-3 years

21.5

9

Skoda

Karoq

SUV

Petrol

up to 1 year

22

10

Vauxhall

Corsa

Hatchback

Petrol

1-3 years

22

 

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