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Mitsubishi Outlander diesel tops June’s fastest selling used cars list

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander diesel automatic was the fastest selling car in June, according to data from Auto Trader.

The Outlander took 19 days to sell on average.

The Japanese SUV’s pole position in June marked what was a popular month for larger vehicles.

Following closely behind the Mitsubishi at the top of the national top 10 list, was Mazda’s CX-5 (2016 diesel manual) which also took an average of 19 days to sell, Audi’s A4 Avant estate (2016 diesel automatic) at 20 days, and in fourth position, the manual version of the Outlander (2015 diesel manual), at 21 days.

Looking across the UK, it was a similar story of bigger is better.

Of the 13 countries and regions monitored, seven were either an SUV, MPV or an estate car: East Midlands (2015 VW Passat – diesel manual – 18 days); London (2015 Mitsubishi Outlander – electric hybrid automatic – 15 days); Scotland (2016 Hyundai Tucson – diesel manual – 14 days), South (2015 Mitsubishi Outlander – electric hybrid automatic – 18 days); South East (2017 VW Sharan – diesel manual – 23 days); South West (2015 Ford Kuga – diesel manual – 25 days); and Wales (2015 Ford Kuga – diesel manual – 31 days).

Despite the latest new car market data, which revealed new diesel registrations fell 28.2% in June, in terms of popularity, used diesels fared much better, making six of the national top 10, and seven of the 13 countries and regions tracked across the UK.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader retailer and consumer products director, said: “Despite what has been at times a turbulent first six months of the year, as we enter into the second half of 2018 it’s reassuring to see that consumer demand for quality used cars remains strong.

“However, while the forecast for the full year suggests a healthy H2, the market will face a number of challenges, not least the ongoing uncertainty around diesel and Brexit.

“What’s more, the new WLTP – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure - emissions testing will no doubt have an impact on the traditional seasonal sales patterns.”

The UK's Top 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars in June 2018:        
Rank Description Average Days to Sell Average Price Position Average Retail Price
1 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Diesel Automatic 19 97.95% £14,363
2 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV Diesel Manual 19 98.70% £17,131
3 2016 Audi A4 Avant Estate Diesel Automatic 20 98.82% £20,812
4 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Diesel Manual 21 98.34% £14,222
5 2017 Nissan Micra Hatchback Petrol Automatic 21 99.10% £9,353
6 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Hatchback Dieseh56l Manual 22 99.35% £24,831
7 2016 Vauxhall Astra Hatchback Petrol Automatic 22 99.61% £10,766
8 2016 Audi A4 Saloon Diesel Automatic 22 99.14% £20,302
9 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Convertible Petrol Manual 22 100.05% £17,476
10 2016 Audi A4 Saloon Petrol Manual 23 98.23% £14,858

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