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Renault steals the scene with the Grand Scenic as November’s fastest selling used car

  • 2015 Renault Grand Scenic MPV diesel manual was the fastest selling used car in the UK
  • 8 of the top 10 fastest selling cars powered by diesel
  • Retailers using Auto Trader’s i-Control data management solution see a 53% faster stock turn

The Renault Grand Scenic took the award for the fastest selling used car in November. The 2015 diesel variant beat out the competition after taking a show stopping 17 days on average to leave UK forecourts.

The Grand Scenic’s co-star, the Renault Kadjar, was runner up with the 2015 diesel model just missing out on the top spot by one day – taking 18 days to turn.

Elsewhere, November saw Ford taking nearly half of the regional titles with wins in Northern Ireland (2015 Ford Fiesta Hatchback Petrol Manual – 30 days), Wales (2015 Ford Fiesta Hatchback Petrol Manual – 39 days), West Midlands (2015 Ford Focus Hatchback Petrol Manual – 28 days), East England (2016 Ford Kuga SUV Diesel Manual – 23 days), North East (2015 Ford Kuga SUV Diesel Manual – 33 days) and Scotland (2016 Ford Kuga SUV Diesel Manual – 19 days).

Ford’s ever popular hatchbacks, the Focus and Fiesta, also featured in the top 10 number of ad views on autotrader.co.uk with the Focus taking 4th place with 1.90% of ad views and the Fiesta in 7th with 1.79% of views.

Last month’s fastest selling used car, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson SUV Diesel Manual maintained its title in London and the South.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s Director of Commercial Products, said:“With obstacles like WLTP, Brexit and consumer’s confusion over fuel; 2018 has been one of the most challenging years on record for retailers. But despite this the market has shown tremendous resilience with both the new and used car market remaining relatively buoyant.”

" As Christmas closes in, there is still time to plan out what are going to be the most desirable vehicles in the new year. Critical to this is taking a data driven approach with systems such as i-Control, Auto Trader’s data management solution, providing the most accurate and up to date market view, enabling retailers to maximise their stock turn and profits in 2019.”

Hitting targets will always be determined by how quickly a retailer can turn their stock around and using data is the key to speeding it up. Users of i-Control, Auto Trader’s data management solution, took an average of just 29 days to sell a car in November, compared to a market average of 53% faster than those that don’t use the data management tool.

The UK’s Top 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars in November 2018:


Rank


Make/Model


Description

Average Days to Sell

Average Retail Price

1

Renault Grand Scenic

2015 Renault Grand Scenic MPV Diesel Manual

17

£10,633

2

Renault Kadjar

2015 Renault Kadjar SUV Diesel Manual

18

£13,039

3

Ford S-Max

2015 Ford S-Max MPV Diesel Manual

19

£16,329

4

Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Petrol Automatic

20

£6,257

5

Vauxhall Mokka

2014 Vauxhall Mokka Hatchback Petrol Automatic

20

£9,921

6

Hyundai Tucson

2015 Hyundai Tucson SUV Diesel Manual

21

£14,206

7

Renault Captur

2015 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Automatic

21

£10,783

8

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Diesel Automatic

21

£27,646

9

Citroen C4 Picasso

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic

21

£10,743

10

Peugeot 3008

2015 Peugeot 3008 Hatchback Diesel Automatic

22

£11,319

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About i-Control:

i-Control is Auto Trader’s data intelligence solutions, which tracks live market movements, recommends what stock to buy, where to find it, how much to pay for it, and how much to sell it for taking into account regional differences in desirability – and is proven to improve stock turn, as we’ve seen, by 53%.

Using a combination of daily guide prices from over 4,500 dealer websites, the 500,000+ ads on Auto Trader and price data from all major auctions, fleet & lease companies and manufacturers, i-Control provides accurate valuations ensuring retailers’ stock is competitively priced from day one.

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 88% prompted brand awareness and attracts an average of 55 million monthly cross platform visits a month, with circa 70% of visits coming through mobile devices.

The marketplace also has the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 470,000 cars each day). Over 80% of UK automotive retailers advertise on autotrader.co.uk.

For more information, please visit http://about-us.autotrader.co.uk

 For all trade media enquiries, please contact:

Andrew Nankervis – Senior PR Manager, Auto Trader

Email: andrew.nankervis@autotrader.co.uk 

Tel: +44 203 747 7234

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