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Off roaders continue to top fastest selling used cars league

Glass’s has announced its league of fastest selling used cars, and this month sees the Lexus RX400h swooping in to re-take the top spot, followed closely by Land Rover’s Discovery 4.

The top ten currently shows four out of 10 models as off road vehicles, keeping 4x4s at the top of the charts for the third month running. The Lexus RX400h shows an average selling time of 25.3 days, followed by the Discovery 4 at 26.0 days and the Hyundai Tucson is in third place, at 27.5 days.

Manufacturer

Model

Average selling time (days)

Lexus

RX 400h

25.3

Land Rover

Discovery 4

26.0

Hyundai

Tucson

27.5

Citroen

Xsara Picasso

28.5

Toyota

Corolla

28.5

Honda

CR-V

29.2

Citroen

DS3

30.2

Audi

S3

30.4

Toyota

AYGO

30.8

Hyundai

I10

31.2

Rupert Pontin, chief car editor at Glass’s, comments: “It’s a really interesting top 10 this month if we look back over previous months. Lifestyle 4x4s and MPVs are very much the most desirable used cars on the market, which has been the situation since Christmas. However last month we saw a convertible taking the number two spot.  It’s fairly indicative of the weather – a bit of sunshine a few weeks ago meant people started thinking about summer, but with the cold spell returning and the weather remaining poor, off road vehicles are very much in pole position once again. The models themselves aren’t a surprise – Discovery 4 and RX 400h are all season favourites.  I would expect that most off roaders will start to fall out of the top 10 as and when the weather starts to improve, and then we’ll see a sustained increase in convertibles and roadsters.”

When it comes to the nation’s slowest sellers, Chrysler’s Ypsilon comes in last again with an average of 111.9 days to sell, preceded by the Mitsubishi ASX at 100.4 days and the Chrysler Delta at 93.4 days.

Manufacturer

Model

Average selling time (days)

Chrysler

Ypsilon

111.9

Mitsubishi

ASX

100.4

Chrysler

Delta

93.4

Volvo

S60

69.2

Lexus

CT 200h

67.0

Subaru

Legacy

66.8

Mitsubishi

Outlander

64.6

Chevrolet

Cruze

64.0

Porsche

Cayenne

63.6

Hyundai

i40

63.5

Pontin continues: “A pattern is beginning to emerge with Chrysler’s Ypsilon and Delta still languishing.  The manufacturer generates good sales from its established products, but buyers are still failing to connect the Chrysler brand with B and C segment vehicles.  The problem with Chrysler is that the public do not associate it with small cars, and so I think bringing these models to the UK under the Chrysler brand was possibly the wrong move as the UK market associates these models with Lancia in Europe.

“What is a surprise is the entry of the Mitsubishi ASX, possibly driven by some new car promotional activity towards the end of 2012 which shifted used car customers into new cars.  Equally the Hyundai i40 at the bottom of the table is likely to have been affected by an increase in volume, many of which are the 4 door saloon variants, and these are often slow to sell in comparison to the faster moving estate variants.”


 



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