Auto Trader has revealed that the 2014 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV diesel automatic was its fastest selling car in June.
Overall, cars in the national top ten sold more quickly than their equivalents in May, taking an average of 20.7 days to turn compared with 22 days. That compares with an average of 55 days for all cars on forecourts.
The average price of the nation’s quickest sellers also fell significantly month-on-month, from £14,953 to £9,450.
Vauxhall’s Insignia was the only car to take its place in both May and June’s top ten. The 2010 petrol hatchback took fifth spot in May and fourth place in June. The 2011 Insignia took ninth spot in June too.
London, the North West and Scotland proved to be regional hot spots for speedy sales last month. On average cars in the top ten sold in just 16 days in London with the 2011 BMW 3 Series diesel manual taking just nine days to turn. In the North East, cars in the top ten sold in just 15 days with the 2014 Ford Galaxy MPV diesel taking just 6 days to turn. In Scotland top ten cars turned, on average, in 18 days.
Auto Trader director, retailer and consumer products Karolina Edwards-Smajda said: “Stalwarts like the Nissan Qashqai continue to demonstrate their value as a forecourt acquisition, but this month we’ve also seen less obvious cars like the Chrysler Ypsilon make it into the national top ten. What’s really interesting however is the variation in speed-of-sale by different regions.
“In London, the North West and Scotland, cars in the top ten took an average of less than 20 days to sell. However, when looking at the East of England, Wales and the South West, we found that they took more than twice as long to leave forecourts: the average top ten model taking more than 40 days to turn.”