Auto Trader announces the fastest selling used cars of 2015

Time 1:08 pm, January 22, 2016

AUTO TRADER, the UK’s largest marketplace for new and used cars, has announced the top ten fastest selling used vehicles of 2015.

The data shows the fastest selling used cars, both nationally and by region, providing motor industry retailers with essential sales trend information.

The Ford Fiesta has been named as the UK’s fastest selling used car of 2015, taking an average of just 29 days to sell. The popular hatchback features in every regional top 10 list bar one for last year, and in most cases, multiple times.

Meanwhile, the Vauxhall Insignia and Toyota Prius were second and third respectively, both also taking 29 days to sell.

The year 2015 was the first time an alternative fuel vehicle finished in the annual list, while diesel remains the most popular choice in the UK, fuelling six of the top ten.

Ford was the most popular fastest-selling marque, with Fiesta and Focus models appearing in every regional top ten list for 2015.

The East of England was dominated by the Blue Oval with Fiesta models taking first, second, third, fifth and eighth position, while Focus models finished seventh and tenth. Wales also succumbed, with the Fiesta first, second, third and seventh, and the Focus fourth.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, director of Auto Trader Retailer and Consumer Products, said: ‘2015 has been a phenomenal year for Ford, topping both the new and used car lists with its Fiesta model. The versatile and economic hatchback is likely to only increase in popularity as Ford announce plans to make their vehicles even more efficient at the Detroit motor show last week.’

The North East remained Nissan territory with the Note taking first and third places, the Juke fourth and the Qashqai fifth. The Qashqai crossover SUV continues to be a popular choice amongst car buyers across the UK, placed sixth in the national top ten and taking just 17 days to sell to be the fastest selling used car in London.

Vauxhall, not content with a second place finish overall, also saw its popular Corsa model appear in the top ten in nearly all regions, in most cases; more than once.

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