Press release

June’s fastest selling cars revealed by Auto Trader

Vauxhall Insignia is the only car to make the national top ten in both May and June.

  • June’s national top ten sellers move more quickly than in May, with much cheaper average price
  • Nissan Qashqai continues to shine on the forecourt: fastest seller in two UK regions
  • London, North West and Scotland are hot spots for speedy sales in June

Auto Trader has published figures revealing the fastest selling cars, nationally and by region in June. Overall, cars in the national top ten sold more quickly than their equivalents in May, taking an average of 20.7 days to turn compared with 22 days. That compares with an average of 55 days for all cars on forecourts.

The average price of the nation’s quickest sellers also fell significantly month-on-month, from £14,953 to £9,450.

In terms of models, Vauxhall’s Insignia was the only car to take its place in both May and June top tens. The 2010 petrol hatchback took fifth spot in May and fourth place in June. The 2011 Insignia took ninth spot in June too.

Position National – best seller by make and model Days to sell
1 2014 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic 19
2 2010 Mercedes-Benz CLC Class Coupe Petrol Automatic 19
3 2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual 20
4 2010 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual 20
5 2012 Chevrolet Orlando MPV Petrol Automatic 20
6 2008 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic 21
7 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon Hatchback Petrol Manual 21
8 2012 BMW 3 Series Saloon Petrol Automatic 21
9 2011 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual 23
10 2007 Mazda Mazda6 Hatchback Petrol Manual 23

Once again the regional fastest seller leagues revealed the popularity of the Nissan Qashqai. As well as taking top spots in the South West and Wales, the Sunderland-built model also made third position in London and fifth in its home territory, the North East.

London, the North West and Scotland proved to be regional hot spots for speedy sales last month. On average cars in the top ten sold in just 16 days in London with the 2011 BMW 3 Series diesel manual taking just nine days to turn. In the North East, cars in the top ten sold in just 15 days with the 2014 Ford Galaxy MPV diesel taking just 6 days to turn. In Scotland top ten cars turned, on average, in 18 days.

Region Fastest Selling Model Variant – June Days to sell
East England 2012 Volkswagen Polo Hatchback Petrol Manual 34
East Midlands 2012 Seat Leon Hatchback Diesel Manual 26
London 2011 BMW 3 Series Saloon Diesel Manual 9
North East 2012 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Diesel Manual 23
North West 2014 Ford Galaxy MPV Diesel Manual 6
N Ireland 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Petrol Manual 36
Scotland 2014 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Manual 13
South 2007 Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback Petrol Manual 23
South East 2012 BMW 3 Series Saloon Diesel Automatic 24
South West 2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual 28
Wales 2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual 38
West Midlands 2012 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Diesel Manual 19
Yorkshire 2014 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Manual 23

“Stalwarts like the Nissan Qashqai continue to demonstrate their value as a forecourt acquisition, but this month we’ve also seen less obvious cars like the Chrysler Ypsilon make it into the national top ten,” said Karolina Edwards-Smajda Auto Trader Director, Retailer & Consumer Products. “What’s really interesting however is the variation in speed-of-sale by different regions.

“In London, the North West and Scotland, cars in the top ten took an average of less than 20 days to sell. However, when looking at the East of England, Wales and the South West, we found that they took more than twice as long to leave forecourts: the average top ten model taking more than 40 days to turn.”

Notes to Editors:

Auto Trader Group plc is a 100% digital business having successfully completed the transition from a print title in 2013. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace.

Auto Trader’s primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the Marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. The Marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Autotrader.co.uk attracts around 44.5 million monthly cross-platform visits on its sites, with around 68% of visits coming through mobile devices, with the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 400,000 cars each day). In fact over 80% of all time spent on classified sites is spent on Auto Trader. The Group does not buy or sell any vehicles itself.

Auto Trader has around 92% prompted brand awareness in the UK, with 80% of UK retailer forecourts advertising via the website and around 65% of UK used car transactions involving cars listed on autotrader.co.uk.

Auto Trader’s market-leading position enables it to generate and collect large amounts of data on the UK’s automotive marketplace and leverage it to create a suite of services that allow retailers to:

  • BUY – buy the right vehicles, at the right price
  • MARKET – market their brands and businesses effectively in the digital world
  • SELL- sell more vehicles through advertising on the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace
  • MANAGE – optimise their stock turn and vehicle margin.

For all trade media enquiries, please contact:

Nigel Wonnacott, PR Director at JJ Marketing, on 07802 483 971 or nigel.wonnacott@jjmarketing.co.uk

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