Ford’s Galaxy sales proved out of this world in September’s used car market, positioning it as the fastest selling car of the month in Auto Trader’s rankings.
Joined in the top ten by the brand’s Kuga SUV, the 2012 Ford Galaxy with diesel engine and automatic transmission took just 12 days to sell during September, proving that the seven-seat people carrier was in high demand.
Second place in Auto Trader’s national rankings was the 2014 Kia Sportage petrol with manual gearbox, which took four days longer to sell on average.
The Sportage was the fastest seller in the UK for two consecutive months in March and April 2016.
Toyota’s Aygo city car makes its fifth appearance of 2016 in the top ten fastest sellers rankings.
The 2014 version with petrol engine and automatic gearbox took just 18 days to sell.
Karolina Edwards-Smjada, retailer and consumer products director, said: “The nation’s fastest selling cars reveal how quickly some used cars have shifted in September, a month known for new car sales.
“While September has proved a strong month for used Fords, knowing which cars will prove popular is key to identifying future sales opportunities.
“Retailers utilising data tools are much better set to understand which used cars are in demand in their area and how to maximize the speed of sale.
“Our research shows that retailers using i-Control benefit from an average days to sell of 26 compared to a market average of 66 days in September.”
Ford’s Kuga was seventh fastest out of the UK’s showrooms while in four of the UK regions it was a Ford model that was quickest to sell.
That included East England where there were five models with the Blue Oval badge in the region’s top ten fastest selling cars, including the 2015 Ford Kuga Diesel Automatic that ranked first with an average of 27 days to sell.
Ford also came first in London (Galaxy MPV), South West (Fiesta Hatchback) and West Midlands (Ford Ka Hatchback).
The Ford Fiesta appeared a total of 17 times across the different UK regions’ top ten fastest selling cars.
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: "Ford’s best-ever car and van range contributed to Ford sales for the March and September plate-change months combined exceeding 150,000.
“Over 69,000 of those were driven away by new 66-plate owners last month, equating to a new Ford sold every 15 seconds.
Andy Barratt continues: “Ford Galaxy remains the UK’s top-selling multi-purpose vehicle, after we delivered 1,000 66-plate Galaxys – double the number of its nearest competitor.”