Auto Trader has published the latest in its monthly series of top tens, revealing the fastest selling cars in the UK.
Once again, Nissan’s Qashqai proved hot stock across the regions, while Mercedes took five of the ten spots in the national top ten. The UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace for buying and selling new and used vehicles will continue to publish these every month.
|Region||Regional – best seller by make and model||Days to sell|
|Scotland||2013 Fiat 500L Hatchback Diesel Manual||14|
|North East||2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual||20|
|Yorkshire||2013 Citroen C1 Hatchback Petrol Manual||24|
|East Midlands||2013 Citroen C1 Hatchback Petrol Manual||34|
|London||2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Petrol Manual||22|
|South East||2012 Toyota Prius Hatchback Electric Hybrid Automatic||24|
|South||2013 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Diesel Manual||23|
|South West||2007 Ford Fiesta Hatchback Petrol Manual||28|
|Wales||2014 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Diesel Manual||23|
|West Midlands||2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual||22|
|North West||2008 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Diesel Manual||18|
|N.Ireland||2013 Fiat 500 Hatchback Petrol Manual||35|
|National – Top ten by make and model||Days to sell|
|1||2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon Diesel Manual||16|
|2||2011 Mazda MX-5 Coupe Petrol Manual||19|
|3||2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Convertible Diesel Automatic||20|
|4||2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class Hatchback Diesel Manual||21|
|5||2010 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual||21|
|6||2009 Nissan Note Hatchback Petrol Automatic||24|
|7||2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Saloon Diesel Automatic||24|
|8||2012 Toyota Prius Hatchback Electric Hybrid Automatic||25|
|9||2012 Volkswagen Touran MPV Diesel Automatic||25|
|10||2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class Hatchback Diesel Automatic||25|
“In the three months since Auto Trader started publishing these figures, models in the top ten have consistently aligned closely to their optimal retail price position,” said Karolina Edwards-Smajda Auto Trader Trade Solutions Director. “That should resonate with every dealer because the same principle applies to each car on a forecourt. If you want to sell quickly, price to the retail market – that’s the market as it is now, not as some might suggest it could, should or might be.
“Of course, these charts are high level, but the science behind these figures can support every dealer on every forecourt. Pricing, demand and speed-of-sale data powers the same intelligence that works on a targeted micro-level and is instantly available to any retailer. It helps them work out what should be paid for the right car in the right location to maximise profits, as well as the price to sell it for to boost speed of sale.”
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.
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