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Land Rover Evoque is June's fastest selling used car

The Land Rover Evoque has taken first place in Glass’s league of fastest selling cars this month, with an average selling time of only 26.9 days.

The Evoque is followed in second place by the Ford Focus Convertible at 27.7 days to sell, and then in third place is Chevrolet’s Orlando, spending an average of 27.9 days on the forecourt.

“Despite the continued rise of the 4x4, the top 10 fastest cars also includes three convertibles, which of course would be expected at this time of year,” says Rupert Pontin, Glass’s chief car editor.

“The Ford Focus is by far proving to be the most popular convertible, which is really interesting. As a new car, it didn’t seem to gain popularity, but is excelling in used car sales.

“Audi’s TT is in 6th place, and Audi also has six cars in the top 20 fastest selling this month - Audi as a brand is doing fantastically well, and has a great affinity with used car buyers.”

The average sale price of this month’s fastest selling cars is £14,053 - consumers are showing signs of spending more money on used cars than in recent years, confirmation perhaps that the country is feeling in a stronger economic position.

Glass's fastest selling used cars - best performers

“When it comes to the slowest movers, we see an interesting pattern. For the first time in many months the five slowest selling cars from the previous month have been carried over, all be it in a slightly different order. However this is not an accolade that Mini will want to welcome as the Paceman is once again the slowest selling car.

“With Land Rover taking the fastest selling car position for the month of June it is surprising to see Toyota Landcruiser languishing as the sixth slowest selling car. The question is, is this over supply or a reflection of the lower build quality, ability and desirability of the Landcruiser?”

For the majority of cars in the slowest selling spots, there is an explanation: “Although it is a great surprise to see the Nissan Micra as the seventh slowest seller, this may reflect some pre-registration activity as the car itself is desirable, competent and good value for money.

“Mazda RX8 as the eighth slowest selling car is a likely reflection of the running costs and unreliability of the Rotary Wankel engine. Emissions are also not brilliant and these are fast becoming enthusiast only cars.

“And the Mitsubishi Mirage at 10th slowest seller perhaps confirms rumours of pre-registration activity as well, but at best reflects the used car buyers’ lack of enthusiasm for a car bettered in most areas by most of its competition. Price drives sale volumes for these cars.”

The average sale price of the 10 slowest selling cars is £15,416.

Glass's fastest selling cars - worst performers

 



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