The Ford Kuga was the fastest-selling used automotive final 12 months, taking up common simply 13 days to shift twice as rapidly as the entire 2023 common of 31 days, based on Auto Dealer.
In second place was the Mercedes Benz A-Class Hatchback (petrol hybrid), which took 14 days to promote, adopted carefully by its A-Class Saloon counterpart (petrol plug-in hybrid), which took 15 days. The long-lasting premium German marque made up three of final 12 months’s prime 10 quickest sellers, as did Kia.
Two thirds of 2023’s quickest sellers had been alternatively fuelled automobiles, together with two all-electric fashions, with the Kira Niro and Audi e-tron taking up common simply 16 and 18 days to promote respectively.
Nonetheless, highlighting the acceleration in shopper demand for used EVs over latest months, at present’s listing of the UK’s quickest sellers is dominated by electrical, with 5 making it onto the highest 10.
This contains Korean crossover SUV, the Kia Niro, which is at the moment the UK’s quickest promoting automotive, taking a median of simply 15 days to promote, effectively forward of the present 41-day complete market common.
Throughout all makes and fashions electrical automobiles are at the moment the quickest promoting gas sort within the UK, taking a median of 36 days to promote, in comparison with 41 for petrol and 42 for diesel.
Richard Walker, knowledge & perception director at Auto Dealer commented: “Regardless of the turbulent financial and political backdrop of final 12 months, shopper demand remained sturdy all through, which is mirrored within the speedy tempo wherein many used automobiles left retailers’ forecourts in 2023.
“With common retail values of used EVs falling round 20% final 12 months, and with many fashions now at value parity with their historically fuelled counterparts, at present’s used EV market is particularly scorching, and represents some nice revenue alternatives for retailers who comply with the information carefully.”
Quickest promoting used automobiles of 2023
Quickest promoting used automobiles as of January 2024 (as much as thirteenth January)