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Petrol powertrains UK’s top 10 quickest selling used cars

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Petrol powered vehicles dominated Indicata's monthly rankings of the UK's fastest-selling used cars during June.

The petrol Hyundai Tucson made it four months in a row at the top of the rankings that it has been the UK’s fastest-selling used car, selling for an average of £16,198 and was joined at the top of the rankings by the petrol Vauxhall Mokka, which sold for an average of £12,153.

Both took around 38 days to sell.

The Kia Sportage petrol SUV followed, selling in an average 39 days at an average price of £17,420, in second; and the Mercedes-Benz A class petrol hatchback (£21,434) and the Peugeot 2008 petrol SUV (£11,515) selling in an average 42 days, in third.

The petrol Vauxhall Viva hatchback was the slowest selling car taking an average of 81 days to sell, followed by the petrol Nissan Micra hatchback (73 days) and the petrol Audi A3 hatchback (70 days).

Neil Gilligan, national business development manager of Indicata UK, said: “It is becoming increasingly clear that the demonisation of diesel is now having a knock-on effect within the used vehicle sector with petrol consistently dominating the top 10 fastest selling used car lists.

“However, this means there are some great value diesel vehicles in the market which are continuing to attract savvy buyers, keen to secure the right vehicle for the right purpose and at the right price.”

“Another trend that is now seemingly commonplace is the continued dominance of the Hyundai Tucson as the UK’s fastest selling used car – now in its fourth consecutive month.”

“It’s a vehicle that really encapsulates market trends in recent times – petrol driven, SUV, solid performer and good value for money.”

In June hatchbacks continued to see an improvement in its sales. Over 40% of the list (a 10% increase since May) made up list of used cars that were sold.

It is the first time this year that hatchbacks and saloons have had such a strong presence in the top 10.

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