Auto Trader has rolled out changes to its search algorithm to prioritise relevance to a consumer’s search criteria, as well as price.
Used car diesel prices have remained buoyant in 2018, despite a 30% decline in sector in the new car market, according to the latest figures from Auto Trader.
Consumers are now being told if a car they are considering buying on Auto Trader is fairly priced.
The BMW 1 Series was the fastest set of wheels off the UK’s forecourts in August.
The Citroen C4 Picasso, Seat Altea XL and Nissan Qashqai +2 were the fastest sellers through Auto Trader in July as families set off for the summer holidays.
The fastest selling car in the UK in June was the 2015 Hyundai ix35 Crossover in petrol manual form, which took just 19 days to sell.
The Vauxhall Corsa was the fastest selling cars in May, taking 12 days to find a buyer.
The Kia Sportage was the UK’s fastest selling used car in March.
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 vehicles.
Alternatively fuelled cars are showing the highest year-on-year price increase in the used market of all fuel types. The average prices for diesel cars has fallen below petrol for the first time.
The Vauxhall Insignia was the fastest selling used car in November, according to data collected by Auto Trader.
The 4x4 segment showed the strongest performance with used sales of large and small 4x4s growing by 9.1% year on year in Q3.
The fastest selling used car on Auto Trader in October was a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso automatic.
The fastest selling used car in September was a diesel Volkswagen, according to Auto Trader’s own statistics.
Car dealers need to be aware of the variations in appeal of used cars in different UK regions leading to the need for variable stocking policies.
Auto Trader has revealed that its top three fastest selling cars nationally in April were all Audis.
Car buyers are prepared to pay 32% more for a car than they were two years ago, a sign of rising consumer confidence.
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