Back to News

Korean Cars Prove Most Popular Used Cars

Thu, Nov 29, 2018 10:29 PM

A newly published list of the fastest selling second-hand cars in the UK has revealed that Korean models from Hyundai and Kia are proving to be popular with the buying public.

Auto Trader’s research of used car purchases for October revealed that Hyundai’s Tuscon SUV was the fastest selling car  across the UK, taking an average of just 19 days to leave car dealer’s forecourts. The 2015 Diesel version of the popular SUV sold at an average retail price of £14,132 (MotorDepot has 13 Tucson’s available at a price lower than the national average), second on Auto Trader’s list was the Kia Sorento SUV, which again took 19 days to sell and came with an average price tag of £21,369, the top three was completed by another Hyundai, the i800, with the 2017 version selling for £15,836 in just 19 days.

In fact if it wasn’t Korean or an SUV then car buyers might not have been interested in October according to the stats.

"SUVs continue to be the dominant force in the UK’s used car market," said Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s Director of Commercial Products. "They are consistently in the top three searches of body types on Auto Trader and have been the fastest selling used car more than any other body type in 2018."

"Our research shows that the most successful retailers are those that are able to turn their stock quickly; as such 4x4s represent a solid investment for retailers looking to maximise profits through fast turning stock."

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

Rank

Car

Average Days to Sell

Average Retail Price

1

2015 Hyundai Tucson SUV Diesel Manual

19

£14,132

2

2015 Kia Sorento SUV Diesel Automatic

19

£21,369

3

2017 Hyundai i800 MPV Diesel Automatic

19

£15,836

4

2015 Renault Kadjar SUV Diesel Manual

19

£12,841

5

2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV Diesel Manual

20

£16,859

6

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Diesel Automatic

20

£26,912

7

2015 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Diesel Semi-Automatic

20

£9,371

8

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class SUV Diesel Automatic

20

£28,563

9

2016 Audi Q5 SUV Diesel Automatic

21

£27,744

10

2012 Peugeot 207 Hatchback Petrol Manual

21

£3,671

 

Take a look at our prices at MotorDepot, you’ll find that we consistently beat the average retail price of every car in the top ten.




CONTACT US