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Glass’s says ‘value for money’ SUVs and crossovers dominate fastest selling used cars

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Glass’s is reporting that the fastest selling used cars in November were value for money SUVs and crossovers.

The Dacia Sandero Stepway heads the list, followed by the Hyundai Tuscon and Vauxhall Antara. In fourth and fifth place respectively are the Renault Captur and Dacia Sandero, bringing the total of Renault-produced cars in the Hot Five to three.

Rupert Pontin, Glass's head of valuations, said: "The market for 4x4s and SUVs shows no signs of slowing down and this month's Hot Five is a reflection of that fact, especially as we move into winter and people start to think about tougher driving conditions.

"What is perhaps most surprising about this list is the way in which it is dominated by value or semi-value brands. There is no sign of any of the prestige manufacturers. Buyers of these 4x4s and SUVs, as you can see from the relatively modest selling prices, are looking for well-priced daily transport.

"Value brands, especially Dacia, have figured very strongly in the Hot Five in recent months and it will be interesting to see how they perform as the number of their models on the used market grows over the next year or more."

Glass's Hot Five for September                                                      

Model Days to sell Average selling price Average age

  1. Dacia Sandero Stepway 15.6 £7,998 14.5 months
  2. Hyundai Tucson 28.1 £8,327 84.3 months
  3. Vauxhall Antara 28.8 £12,237 30.6 months
  4. Renault Captur 29.2 £12,670 11.1 months
  5. Dacia Sandero 29.6 £6,390 14.6 months

Glass's Hot Five is based on 300 models, all of which have been subject to more than 50 price observations over a four-week period.

The set is then split by range, and an average is determined by the number of days that cars have been advertised on web portals. Published once a month, the Hot Five provides insight gleaned from GlassNet Radar, Glass's live retail pricing system that provides up-to-the-minute pricing around the country. This looks at average selling times for used cars based on the number of days that cars tend to stay on the forecourt.

Providing the most accurate analysis of retail observations around the country, Radar has been improving profitability for dealers since its launch last year.

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