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Premium used cars most in demand in July, according to Aston Barclay

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Premium SUVs and used sports cars are the most in-demand stock in July across Aston Barclay’s physical and online auction channels.

The remarketing business revealed its latest Used Car Desirability Index for July, where the BMW 7-series and BMW M4 tied for first place with the Mercedes S-Class and Range Rover Velar close behind.

Its data takes into consideration three key metrics: web views prior to sale, number of physical and online bids per sale, and the sale price achieved as a percentage of CAP average.

Martin Potter, Aston Barclay’s managing director – customer, said: “Our latest index highlights the current demand for premium vehicles. Martin Potter, Aston Barclay managing director

“At this end of the market consumers do not want to wait long periods for a new car to arrive so they have switched their attention to the used market to source their next car.

“This has meant many dealers are competing for the same make and model of car which continues to push up prices.”

In June, SUVs were the most in demand used car with UK buyers. 

Aston Barclay said it is the first month where no full electric cars have made the top 25. Previously, Tesla had made the June list, while the Lexus NX was the only hybrid on the list.

In July, 19 out of the top 25 places were taken up by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Jaguar, Range Rover and Lexus.

Higher end SUVs and sports cars are most sought after, as the new car supply challenges caused by the semiconductor shortage have increased used car demand, said Aston Barclay.

The Fiat 500C, the Suzuki Jimny and the Skoda Yeti reflects the high demand at the lower price end of the market for cars that are in short supply, said Aston Barclay.

Arnold Clark has launched a new weekly dealer sale at Aston Barclay’s Prees Heath site as part of an extended remarketing agreement.

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