What Was The Top Selling Used Car For July?

Fri 16th Aug 2019

While the trend for SUVs continues through 2019, there was a surprise leader in used car sales for July.

According to data published by Indicata UK, the best selling used car for the past month was the Mercedes A Class, knocking the Hyundai Tucson of its perch for the first time in four months.

The data reveals that petrol car sales are dominating the market and that the average price for a used car has exceeded £20,000 for the first time this year. The number of used cars sold is also strong reaching the second highest total of the year for 97,170.

While both factors are indicative of a strong market for used cars, there are other factors sch as the March plate change which make stock levels of used cars high. But the news is a welcome boost and a reflection that consumers are seeking alternatives to new cars in the wake of economic uncertainty.

Neil Gilligan, national business development manager, Indicata UK said: “The market in 2019 has, to date, been dominated by two key factors – petrol powertrains and SUVs. However, with the Mercedes-Benz A Class petrol hatchback topping the fastest-selling used vehicle data in July that has seemingly now changed.

 

“The market will settle back into its usual ‘post-holiday’ rhythm in late September, however the continued impact of political instability in light of Brexit is likely to have an impact, particularly the new market – the true extent of which is yet to be realized.”


 

Month

Fastest selling make and model

Average dealer stocking days

Average price of fastest-selling used car

Total monthly sold stock volumes on INDICATA platform

January

Dacia Sandero and Duster petrol and Ford EcoSport petrol

48

£10,840

90,000

February

Ford EcoSport petrol

44

£14,065

98,500

March

Hyundai Tucson petrol

39

£17,113

84,000

April

Hyundai Tucson petrol

35

£16,423

80,776

May

Hyundai Tucson petrol and Vauxhall Crossland petrol X

35

£14,302

83,458

June

Hyundai Tucson petrol

38

£16,198

89,731

July

Mercedes A Class petrol

47

£22,016

97,170