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Ford Ka was fastest-selling used car in 2018, finds Indicata UK

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The Ford Ka was the fastest-selling used car in the UK last year, taking an average 32 days for dealers to sell, according to Indicata UK.

Autorola UK’s vehicle management portal analysed 1.1 million used cars – aged between six and 36 months old – sold in 2018.

The Hyundai ix35, at 34 days, was the second fastest-selling used car followed in third place by the Ford Galaxy which took an average of 36 days to sell.

The pure electric Renault Zoe was in joint fourth place with the Dacia Logan, on average selling in just 38 days.

Neil Gilligan, national business development manager at, Indicata UK, said: “Overall the used vehicle market in 2018 was very buoyant and used cars were in high demand.

“Ford dominated the used market in 2018, while SUVs and small hatchbacks remain the nation’s most popular used car types.

“We are pleased to see the Renault Zoe in the top 10 as it’s a strong sign that electric cars are beginning to be accepted in the used market.

“Without this acceptance as a used car, new EV sales will always struggle to thrive.

“Competitive personal leasing and contract hire monthly rates are reliant on a car having strong residual values and we may start to see electric car costs fall over the coming 12 months if used cars like the Zoe continue to be in such high demand.”

At the opposite end of the table, Subaru’s Outback, Forester and XV were the slowest-selling used cars at 103, 105 and 107 days respectively.



Top 10 fastest-selling used cars 2018

Make and model

Average number of days to sell

Average sale price

  1. Ford Ka



  1. Hyundai ix35



  1. Ford Galaxy



= 4. Renault Zoe



= 4. Dacia Logan



= 5. Ford Kuga



= 5. Škoda Karoq



= 5. Citroën Berlingo



= 6. Ford Tourneo Connect



= 6. Ford Fiesta



= 6. Ford EcoSport



= 7. Peugeot 3008



= 7. Hyundai Tucson



= 8. Audi S3



= 8. Škoda Yeti



= 9. Mazda CX-5



= 9. Seat Ibiza



= 10. Fiat 500X



= 10. VW Touareg



= 10. Hyundai i800



= 10. VW Polo




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