Get Them Before They’re Gone - Fastest Selling Used Cars In The UK

Mon 22nd Oct 2018

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA is rated as the fastest selling used car in the UK according to latest figures released by AutoTrader.

A second-hand GLA took on average just 15 days to sell in September across the country, with the German SUV actually taking just a week to sell in the North West. That one week average is matched only by the 2015 Vauxhall Zafira, which is also being snapped up in seven days by car buyers in London.

SUVs are seemingly in great demand across the UK, occupying five of the top ten places in the chart of the fastest selling cars. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is top of many used car-buying lists in fifth spot, and from 7th through to 9th on the list SUVs dominate, with the 2016 GLA taking two spots in ninth.

MPVs are also a strong sale for September, the Citroen Berlingo and Hyundai i800 are also favoured by the car-buying public.

Interestingly there was only one petrol car in the top ten list, which goes against the general trend of doom and gloom for diesel fuelled vehicles. In stark contrast, diesels in the new car market have suffered a 42.5 per cent drop in registrations year-on-year.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, AutoTrader’s Director of Commercial Products, said: “With the autumn and winter months closing in, it’s no surprise to see that SUVs are topping the list as most popular.

“More surprising perhaps, given the huge decline in the new market, is the ongoing resilience of used diesels. As we’ve seen elsewhere on our marketplace, they’re also retaining their value.

“That’s because for many motorists they are simply the best option available – particularly those that drive long distances and are looking for the efficiency that only a diesel can offer.”

According to AutoTrader’s research the average sale price for the 2015 GLA is £17,132, and we are delighted at to say that we have more than ten GLAs available at less than the average price!