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Ford Ka was the UK’s fastest-selling used car in 2018, say Indicata

2016 Ford Ka

Used car dealers sold Ford Kas more quickly than any other vehicle last year, according to data from Indicata.

The popular supermini was on forecourts for an average of 32 days in 2018 – two days less than the second fastest-selling used car, the Hyundai Ix35.

Indicata recorded the average sale time and price of more than 1.1 million cars, aged between six and 36 months old, sold during 2018.

The results differ from those published by Autotrader last week, which found the Vauxhall Mokka to be the fastest selling model.

The all-electric Renault Zoe features in Indicata’s top 10 list, with an average selling time of 38 days.

Indicata says this supports the evidence of a growing demand for used electric cars and reinforces that dealers have the growing confidence and knowledge to sell a used EV to a consumer.

Ford dominated the 2018 list with six models in the top 10 including the Galaxy, Kuga, Tourneo Connect, Fiesta and EcoSport.

At the opposite end of the table, Subaru’s Outback, Forester and XV were the slowest-selling used cars at 103, 105 and 107 days respectively.

“Overall the used vehicle market in 2018 was very buoyant and used cars were in high demand. Ford dominated the used market in 2018, while SUVs and small hatchbacks remain the nation’s most popular used car types,” explained Neil Gilligan, national business development manager, Indicata UK.

“We are pleased to see the Renault Zoe in the top 10 as it’s a strong sign that electric cars are beginning to be accepted in the used market. Without this acceptance as a used car, new EV sales will always struggle to thrive.

“Competitive personal leasing and contract hire monthly rates are reliant on a car having strong residual values and we may start to see electric car costs fall over the coming 12 months if used cars like the Zoe continue to be in such high demand,” explained Gilligan.

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