FOR the past two years, the Kia Sportage has been Auto Trader’s fastest-selling used car – but not any more.
Taking an average of just 26 days to sell, the Vauxhall Mokka has grabbed the top spot for 2018.
SUVs as a segment performed well too, making up 77 per cent of 2018’s fastest-selling used cars, said Auto Trader. Like the Mokka, the Renault Captur in second place is also a compact SUV and only narrowly lost out with an average of 27 days to sell.
Last year’s fastest seller – the Kia Sportage – didn’t feature at all on 2018’s top 10 list, which was made up of the following:
|Average Days to Sell||Average Retail Price|
|1||Vauxhall Mokka||2015 Vauxhall Mokka Petrol Automatic||26||£11,339|
|2||Renault Captur||2015 Renault Captur Diesel Automatic||27||£10,772|
|3||Mercedes-Benz A Class||2016 Mercedes-Benz A Class Petrol Manual||27||£17,082|
|4||Renault Kadjar||2015 Renault Kadjar Diesel Manual||27||£13,011|
|5||Mazda CX-5||2015 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Manual||28||£14,511|
|6||Hyundai ix35||2015 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual||28||£11,249|
|7||Skoda Yeti Outdoor||2015 Skoda Yeti Outdoor Petrol Manual||28||£12,648|
|8||Audi Q5||2016 Audi Q5 Diesel Automatic||28||£27,783|
|9||Mazda Mazda6||2015 Mazda Mazda6 Estate Diesel Manual||28||£11,670|
|10||Mazda CX-5||2015 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Automatic||28||£16,374|
December’s fastest-selling used car, however, went to the Mercedes GLC – still an SUV. Two GLCs, the 2015 and 2016 diesel automatic, came in at number one and two, both selling in an average of only 19 days.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s director of commercial products, said: ‘With SUVs taking the crown for three consecutive years, it’ll be exciting to see whether they’ll be able to make a it a fourth, or if the nippy hatchback will be able to recapture the second-hand market in 2019.’
Darek Wilson, operations director for used cars at Vauxhall Motors, said: ‘Vauxhall is delighted that the Mokka has proved so popular with used car buyers.
‘It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of the Mokka and Mokka X, as well as the strength of the Vauxhall brand and the professionalism of its sales network, that demand continues to be so strong. We’re sure that this will continue during 2019.’