Mainstream brands top UK’s fastest-selling cars chart, says AutoTrader

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MAINSTREAM brands dominated the UK’s fastest selling cars, – both nationally and across the regions – in June, according to Auto Trader. 

The fastest selling car in the UK was the 2015 Hyundai ix35, in the form of a petrol manual , which took just 19 days to sell after landing in showrooms.

The ix35 is the Korean’s brand mid-size crossover. All new models come with a five-year warranty, breakdown cover and service package as standard, which are transferable to subsequent owners enhancing its appeal as a second-hand car buy.

The only premium brand represented in the nation’s top 10 was Mercedes-Benz, with its SLK Convertible listed third, the A Class hatchback eighth and the E Class Convertible in tenth.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, retailer and consumer products director, said: ‘Mainstream makes and models dominated not just the nation’s quickest-selling cars in June but also dominated in the regions, too.

‘The Hyundai ix35 is no stranger to being one of the quickest cars to sell, having ranked fourth last month and sixth in April. What’s more, it takes the seventh and eighth spots in Scotland’s fastest sellers in June.’

In the East Midlands, Northern Ireland, South West and Yorkshire it was a Vauxhall model that proved to be the fastest-selling car – Astra, Corsa, Zafira Tourer and Astra respectively.

The performance of retailers utilising Auto Trader’s i-Control continues to do well with June matching the performance of May with an average time to sell of 27 days versus a market average of 63 days. This means dealerships using the data insights tool continue to outperform the market by 57 per cent.

i-Control 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, while taking into account regional differences in desirability – and is proven to improve stock turn by nearly 60 per cent.

Edwards-Smajda, added: ‘It can be tempting to think the cars that will be the quickest to sell will be those that don’t exist in great numbers so are rare and sought after. But the reality is that it’s about stocking the cars that are in demand in the retailer’s area – the ones that consumers find desirable – and it’s often surprising which models car buyers are really after.

‘Retailers who use data tools, such as i-Control, enjoy an advantage in the market place as they can quickly identify the stock that is most likely to sell quickly in their area and can price it to the market to aid a quick sell. The ability to turn stock quickly not only boosts revenue but also delivers a more efficient sales process that helps cut costs.’

Using a combination of daily guide prices from over 4,500 dealer websites, the 500,000+ ads on 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.


Average Days to Sell Average Price Position Average Retail Price
1 2015 Hyundai ix35 Crossover Petrol Manual 19 98.98% £13,329
2 2015 Vauxhall Mokka Crossover Petrol Automatic 21 97.49% £14,083
3 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK Convertible Diesel Automatic 22 98.83% £20,468
4 2009 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic 22 94.36% £5,137
5 2015 Ford B-Max MPV Petrol Automatic 23 95.87% £10,255
6 2010 Peugeot 3008 Hatchback Diesel Automatic 23 99.57% £6,390
7 2013 Toyota AYGO Hatchback Petrol Semi-Automatic 23 97.78% £5,903
8 2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback Petrol Manual 24 99.96% £14,742
9 2015 Ford C-Max MPV Petrol Manual 24 100.24% £13,516
10 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class Convertible Diesel Automatic 25 98.31% £27,165


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