Hyundai’s petrol-powered Tucson SUV was the UK’s fastest selling used car for a third consecutive month as it was joined at the top of the fast-turn rankings by Vauxhall’s Crossland X during May.
According to data gathered by used car stock management and insight platform, Indicata, more than 60% of the top 10 fastest selling used cars were SUVs last month, with the Korean product taking an average 35 days to sell at an average price of £16,372.
Vauxhall Crossland X matched the Tucson with the same days to turn total, at an average price of £12,221.
The table-topping Hyundai Tucson’s diesel-powred equivalent finished down in 10th place, however, with an average of 47 days to sell at £16,382, indicating a decline in appetite for the fuel type, even at a near identical price point.
Neil Gilligan, national business development manager at Indicata UK, said: “The data continues to highlight the strength of the market right now with average days to sell remaining at their lowest – 35 days – since the turn of the year.
“Petrol powertrains also continue to dominate the top 10, making up nearly 70% of the list, and 100% of the top five.”
Indicata’s rankings placed the petrol Kia Sportage SUV in second place, selling in 38 days at an average price of £17,329, followed by the Mercedes-Benz A-Class petrol hatchback in third selling in an average 39 days at a price of £19,669.
At the opposite end of the Indicata data, the slowest selling used cars were the petrol Nissan Micra (79 days), the diesel Vauxhall Insignia (73 days) and the petrol Audi A3 (68 days).
A total of 83,458 used car sales were captured within the Indicata system during May.
Overall, petrol powertrains and SUVs continued to dominate the top 10 data with nearly 70% petrol variants and more than 60% SUVs.
Gilligan added: “SUVs really do continue to be a driver of the market, making up over 60% of the top 10 fastest selling list in both petrol and diesel variants.
“And the entry, in joint 10th position, of the Jaguar F-Pace at an average price of £35,822 proves just how much in demand this sector of the market is and the importance of the used sector in providing buyer choice throughout the market.”