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Fastest selling used car in September was a diesel Volkswagen

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The fastest selling used car in September was a Volkswagen diesel, according to Auto Trader’s own statistics.

The average time it took to sell a Sharan MPV was 13 days across the UK. The Kia Sportage was the second fastest selling used car in September at an average of 16 days, followed by the Vauxhall Insignia at 19 days.

In addition to the national top ten - which also included the VW Touran MPV diesel in eighth position - VW Group models reported fastest selling cars in four UK regions. The 2013 VW Golf diesel was the fastest seller in Wales, the 2014 Passat diesel estate took the top spot in Scotland and the 2012 VW Polo petrol was the quickest mover in the South West. Meanwhile, the 2013 Seat Leon diesel was the fastest seller in the South.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader director retailer and consumer products, said: “Auto Trader reports these figures on a monthly basis, but I have no doubt that data for September will be scrutinized in great detail by motor industry commentators.

“A note of caution however: September’s top ten will reassure a lot of franchise outlets, as well as independent retailers selling used VW models, but it’s worth remembering that the emissions crisis did not break in the media until 21st of the month. We will really have to wait until October’s data to see if VW diesel models continue to perform strongly on the forecourt.

“What we can underline is the continuing importance of transparency in all areas of the new and used car markets,” she added.

“On pricing for example, our data tells us that the VW Sharan was the only model in the top 10 that sold for more than its optimum price point, according to Auto Trader’s data on valuations. That in itself should provide reassurance that, thus far, there doesn’t appear to have been any need for discounting on VW models.”

Top 10 fastest selling used cars on Auto Trader in September

Rank

Year, make and model

Days to sell

Price position

Retail price

1

2013 Volkswagen Sharan MPV Diesel Automatic

13

100.4%

£15,915

2

2012 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual

16

99.7%

£12,808

3

2011 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual

19

98.4%

£6,703

4

2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class Hatchback Petrol Auto

21

99.5%

£14,853

5

2014 Vauxhall Mokka Hatchback Petrol Automatic

21

98.8%

£14,639

6

2013 Toyota AYGO Hatchback Petrol Semi-Automatic

21

99.5%

£6,458

7

2012 Chevrolet Orlando MPV Petrol Automatic

22

98.9%

£8,094

8

2012 Volkswagen Touran MPV Diesel Automatic

23

98.0%

£12,357

9

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon Petrol Automatic

23

98.9%

£18,499

10

2010 Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback Diesel Manual

23

97.9%

£10,096

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  • Sir Lancelot - 09/10/2015 09:04

    Shame the emissions were showing less soot out the back....wonder what the VW placing would be if the REAL figures were revealed?

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