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Hyundai Tucson fastest selling used car of 2018, says AA Cars

Hyundai Tucson

Family-friendly SUVs and crossovers were the fastest selling second-hand cars of 2018, but Hyundai Tucson tops the list, according to AA Cars analysis.

The Hyundai Tucson has been crowned the fastest selling car of the year with the model spending the shortest time on the AA Cars site before being snapped up. The Volkswagen Polo and Ford-built SUV, the Kuga, followed closely behind with their average models both spending a little more time on the site before being bought.

AA Cars’ chief executive James Fairclough said: “The fact that SUVs and crossovers dominate the listings for the fasting selling cars of 2018 is a good indication of how the used market is being flooded with high-quality, nearly-new stock – the Captur and the Mokka, for example, only originally went on sale in the last five years. Many more of the listings highlighted here will be for models even younger than these.”

Of the 10 quickest selling cars on the AA Cars portal, six were more family-friendly models such as the Renault Captur, Volkswagen Tiguan and the Volvo XC60. The compact Sport Utility Vehicle and similar segments – such as the crossover – has become increasingly popular.

The following table shows the fastest moving cars of 2018 on AA Cars

#

Model

1

Hyundai Tucson

2

Volkswagen Polo

3

Ford Kuga

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

5

Renault Captur

6

Ford Fiesta

7

Volvo XC60

8

SEAT Ibiza

9

Renault Clio

10

Vauxhall Mokka

While larger used cars were the fastest to fly off the forecourts in 2018, it was smaller - compact and supermini - vehicles that took the larger proportion of total sales.

Ford’s Fiesta and Focus models claimed the first and third spots in terms of total volume of stock shifted over the course of the year, while the supermini favourite, the Vauxhall Corsa, took second place[.

More surprisingly, two executive-level models - the Mercedes A-Class and C-Class - both made it into the 10 most popular car models of the year, indicating the buoyancy of the used car market in both the premium and more affordable segments.

When it comes to the most popular car marques, Ford topped the list as the favourite among Britons. Second place was taken by British manufacturer, Vauxhall, and the third most popular brand overall was awarded to luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes.

Fairclough said: “The popularity of car finance has helped to maintain this steady flow of top-class cars onto the used car market.

We recently found that only a third of drivers now plan to keep their current car for more than five years – as the number of people using finance products to pay for their cars continues to rise, so too has the number of buyers readily returning to the forecourts to upgrade to more recent models.

“The resulting knock-on effect is a stream of great cars into second hand dealerships, which we can see playing out in the data here."

 

 The following tables show the highest selling car models by volume and the highest selling car marques in 2018 on AA Cars:

#

Model

1

Ford Fiesta

2

Vauxhall Corsa

3

Ford Focus

4

Vauxhall Astra

5

Nissan Qashqai

6

Volkswagen Golf

7

Mercedes C Class

8

Fiat 500

9

Nissan Juke

10

Mercedes A Class

 

#

Marque

1

Ford

2

Vauxhall

3

Mercedes

4

Volkswagen

5

Nissan

6

Audi

7

BMW

8

Peugeot

9

Citroen

10

Renault

In order to get a representative sample size, a minimum of 7,000 models had to be sold on AA Cars of each car to qualify for the list of fastest selling vehicles

 



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