What Was The UK’s Top Selling Used Car For February?

Wed 18th Mar 2020

It was a record month for Motor Depot and February wasn’t too bad for the used car market overall with encouraging signs across the industry.

Once again the Ford KA remains the strongest selling car on UK forecourts, taking an average of just 23 days to be sold, Ford’s hatchback has reclaimed its crown from the Renault ZOE EV, which had been the fastest selling used car in 2019 and had started 2020 strong.

Auto Trader’s Fastest Selling Index showed that the Mazda CX-5 was shifting at great pace, with the automatic and manual version occupying second and third place on the list. Interestingly, the Mazda was one of six diesels occupying places in the top ten, demonstrating that while the government and media are keen to make the fuel option unfashionable, it is still popular amongst the driving public.

After occupying top spot for much of the last 12 months, there was not one single electric vehicle in the top ten. The figures for March are likely to be hit hard by the continuing Covid-19 lockdown.

Auto Trader’s director of commercial products, Karolina Edwards-Smajda, said: “It was positive to see the average speed of sale of the UK’s national fastest sellers decrease in February.

“This highlighted the renewed consumer confidence we had seen reflected on our marketplace, including a 9% year-on-year increase in the number of visits in February and a 10% growth in ad views.

“That said, we are very aware of the challenges faced by retailers in the current market with the Covid-19 crisis.

“We continue to see robust audience performance on our platforms and are working on how we can best support retailers over the coming weeks and months.”