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Volkswagen Sharan September's fastest selling used car

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Auto Trader data reports that September 2015's fasted selling used car was the 2013 Volkswagen Sharan diesel.

The data shows that Sharan MPVs sold in an average of just 13 days across the UK.

In addition to the national top ten - which also included the Touran MPV diesel in eighth position - Volkswagen Group models reported fastest selling cars in four UK regions.

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel was the fastest seller in Wales, the 2014 Passat diesel estate took the top spot in Scotland and the 2012 VW Polo petrol was the quickest mover in the South West. Meanwhile, the 2013 Seat Leon diesel was the fastest seller in the South.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader director retailer and consumer products, believes that fleets defleeting vehicles are not yet noticing effects.

She said: “September’s top ten will reassure many, but it’s worth remembering that the emissions crisis did not break in the media until 21st of the month. We will really have to wait until October’s data to see if VW diesel models continue to perform strongly on the forecourt.

“What we can underline is the continuing importance of transparency in all areas of the new and used car markets,” she added.

“On pricing for example, our data tells us that the VW Sharan was the only model in the top ten that sold for more than its optimum price point, according to Auto Trader’s comprehensive data on valuations. That in itself should provide reassurance that, thus far, there doesn’t appear to have been any need for discounting on VW models.”

At least 30 sales of each make and model variant must be made to qualify for inclusion in the charts.

Rank

Year, make and model

Days to sell

Price position

Retail price

1

2013 Volkswagen Sharan MPV Diesel Automatic

13

100.4%

£15,915

2

2012 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual

16

99.7%

£12,808

3

2011 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual

19

98.4%

£6,703

4

2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class Hatchback Petrol Auto

21

99.5%

£14,853

5

2014 Vauxhall Mokka Hatchback Petrol Automatic

21

98.8%

£14,639

6

2013 Toyota AYGO Hatchback Petrol Semi-Automatic

21

99.5%

£6,458

7

2012 Chevrolet Orlando MPV Petrol Automatic

22

98.9%

£8,094

8

2012 Volkswagen Touran MPV Diesel Automatic

23

98.0%

£12,357

9

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon Petrol Automatic

23

98.9%

£18,499

10

2010 Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback Diesel Manual

23

97.9%

£10,096


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