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Ford EcoSport is February’s fastest-selling used car

Ford EcoSport is February’s fastest-selling used car

Ford EcoSport is February’s fastest-selling used car – petrol used cars flourish and diesel is fuel of choice for larger used SUVs

The Ford EcoSport was the fastest selling used car in the UK for the second successive month, taking on average 44 days to sell, four days faster than January according to the latest insights report from Indicata UK, part of the Autorola Group.

The Hyundai Tucson was second at 46 days and the Mercedes-Benz GLC featured in third place at 47 days.

Analysing more than 98,500 used cars sold by UK car dealers in February 2019, the Indicata data also recorded fuel trends for the first time with a 60-40 split in favour of petrol across the top 10 used models.

The fastest-selling used car found a buyer four days quicker than in January with the average price of an EcoSport also increasing by £158 to £14,065 during February showing how used market prices rose for the best-selling model.

Five Fords and four Mercedes-Benz models featured in the top 10, while the country’s slowest-selling used car on average was the Vauxhall Viva at 106 days.

Diesel cars made up the top three highest average sale prices with the Mercedes-Benz GLC at £32,106, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class at £25,105 and the VW Tiguan at £24,433 leading the way.

 “The Ford EcoSport continues to show its popularity as a used car, while SUVs and smaller hatchbacks continue as the most in-demand pre-owned models,” explained Neil Gilligan, national business development manager, Indicata UK.

“The used market’s popular stock is moving more quickly than in January, with demand apparently unaffected by Brexit. Our fuel type analysis made for interesting reading as used petrols are in higher demand on smaller cars, with used diesels preferred in larger SUVs where fuel consumption and overall running costs are improved,” he added.

Top 10 fastest-selling used cars February 2019*

Make and model              

Fuel type

Average number of days to sell

Average sale price

1. Ford EcoSport

Petrol

44

£14,065

2. Hyundai Tucson

Petrol

46

£16,709

3. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Diesel

47

£32,106

4. VW Tiguan

Diesel

48

£24,433

5. Renault Clio

Petrol

49

£10,238

6. Ford Kuga

Diesel

50

£18,244

    Peugeot 2008

Petrol

50

£11,753

    Ford Focus

Diesel

50

£13,306

7. Toyota C-HR

Petrol

51

£22,090

8. Nissan Juke

Diesel

52

£11,375

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Petrol

52

£21,009

    SEAT Ibiza

Petrol

52

£10,332

    Hyundai Tucson

Diesel

52

£16,909

    Ford Ka+

Petrol

52

£9,074

9. VW Polo

Petrol

53

£12,103

    Ford Focus

Petrol

53

£14,715

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Diesel

53

£18,486

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Diesel

53

£25,105

    Suzuki Vitara

Petrol

53

£14,494

10. Ford Fiesta

Petrol

54

£10,877