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Emissions' scandal hasn't dented consumers' enthusiasm for VW says Auto Trader

Auto Trader’s retailer and consumer product director, Karolina Edwards-Smajda

A strong mix of Volkswagen product in Auto Trader’s latest assessment of the fastest selling used cars reveals the emissions' scandal hasn’t dented consumers’ enthusiasm for its cars.

The Volkswagen Passat saloon was the fastest selling used car in February, selling in an average 19 days.

The estate version was the eighth fastest.

Both are 2013 versions when the well-equipped R Line derivative was added to the range.

Volkswagen’s other models have a strong showing in some of the region’s fastest sellers too, with the Golf being the second fastest seller in the East of England.

The Golf also takes fifth, sixth and ninth places in Northern Ireland’s fastest sellers, plus it was fourth quickest out of dealerships in the West Midlands.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda (pictured), Auto Trader retailer and consumer products director, said: “Our Market Report noted that while there was a dip in market share for new VW models in January, average used car prices for Volkswagens remained relatively unchanged according to our Used Car Retail Price Index.

“Car buyers’ appetite for these cars hasn’t dropped off either as online classified ad views on Auto Trader showed stable results across the board for the last six months.”

February’s national best sellers also included five crossovers and 4x4s, with Toyota’s RAV4 the second quickest.

Also notable is the appearance of Volvo’s XC90 in the nation’s quickest selling cars. The 2015 model is proving in demand with car buyers as it ranks as the ninth fastest used car to shift from British showrooms, plus the Swedish company launched the all-new XC90 in early 2015 too.

Of the top 10 best-selling new cars in 2015 none make an appearance in February’s national top 10 fastest sellers, but the Ford Focus is the fastest selling car in the East of England and it’s joined by a number of other best new car sellers including the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo and Nissan Qashqai all showing a quick pair of heels off the East of England forecourts. 

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Auto Trader's fastest selling used cars in the UK in February 2016

Auto Trader fastest selling cars Feb 2016

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