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Kia Sportage is 2017's fastest selling used car says Auto Trader

Kia Sportage

Used Kia Sportage models spent the fewest days on dealer forecourts in 2017, as Auto Trader named it the UK's fastest selling car.

On average, a 2015 Sportage took 24 days to sell while a 2014 model took 27 days. It’s the second year in a row that the Sportage has dominated the table.

The Korean manufacturer held two further places in the league table (shown below) with the Rio in fifth and ninth.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader retailer & consumer products director, said: “What a great year it’s been for Kia and the Sportage in particular, which has consistently featured on the national and regional top 10 lists throughout 2017. And it’s not a surprise. The Sportage offers great styling and family practicality, and of course Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty.  Last year we saw the effects of consumer uncertainty, so it’s no wonder so many car buyers were attracted by the great value and peace of mind any new or used Kia can offer. 

The UK’s top 10 fastest selling cars in 2017:

Rank

Description

Average Days to Sell

Average Price Position

Average Retail Price

1

2015 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual

24

98.44%

£13,690

2

2016 Ford Kuga SUV Petrol Manual

25

98.90%

£18,333

3

2014 Hyundai i10 Hatchback Petrol Automatic

25

99.15%

£7,295

4

2014 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual

27

99.53%

£12,947

5

2014 Kia Rio Hatchback Petrol Manual

28

98.87%

£6,702

6

2012 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Petrol Automatic

28

99.56%

£7,044

7

2014 Toyota Prius Hatchback Electric Hybrid Automatic

28

101.27%

£14,428

8

2015 Ford Ka Hatchback Petrol Manual

29

98.89%

£5,865

9

2015 Kia Rio Hatchback Petrol Manual

29

99.35%

£7,896

10

2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual

29

99.28%

£10,809

 

Petrol models dominated the table in 2017 as the used market made a similar shift away from diesel as the new market.

However, the data for the month of December contrasts the trend where six diesel models feature, suggesting the fuel type still has strong desirability.

Edwards-Smajda, added: “We’ll continue to see a number of challenges during 2018, not least the turbulence caused by Brexit. It’s therefore more important than ever for retailers to stock the most desirable cars in their area and price them according to the live retail market. Not only does it drive customers to your forecourt, but it also builds that all important trust, which in today’s increasingly competitive market, is essential. Using data management tools to complement your own experience can make all the difference, increasing efficiency and giving you the extra edge over your competitors.”

The UK’s top 10 fastest selling cars in December 2017:

Rank

Description

Average Days to Sell

Average Price Position

Average Retail Price

1

2016 Audi A3 Saloon Diesel Manual

24

98.17%

£16,451

2

2013 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Petrol Automatic

26

98.23%

£11,426

3

2017 Skoda Yeti Outdoor SUV Diesel Manual

26

98.91%

£18,300

4

2010 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Petrol Manual

27

98.80%

£6,152

5

2012 Peugeot 3008 Hatchback Diesel Automatic

27

99.73%

£6,893

6

2017 Peugeot 2008 SUV Petrol Manual

28

99.10%

£12,717

7

2015 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Diesel Semi-Automatic

28

96.12%

£8,917

8

2013 Vauxhall Meriva MPV Petrol Manual

28

97.17%

£5,737

9

2014 Citroen C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic

28

98.12%

£9,831

10

2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV Diesel Automatic

28

98.42%

£30,486



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