What Were The Fastest Selling Used Cars Of 2018?

Thu 17th Jan 2019

While sales of new cars may have dipped in the last year, the used car market is buoyant and we now know which were the fastest cars to fly off the forecourts in the UK.

According to Indicata UK the Ford Ka was the fastest selling used car of 2018, with an average of just 32 days before it sold. Ford Motor Group were represented strongly in the top twenty list with the Galaxy third, and the Kuga, Tourneo Connect, Fiesta and EcoSport also amongst the fastest sellers.

Second on the list was the Hyundai ix35, followed by the Renault Zoe, Dacia Logan in joint fourth and the Kuga, Skoda Karoq and Citroen Berlingo in joint fifth.

To see the Renault Zoe so far up the list is encouraging for the EV market, with a boost in confidence from the public.

“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,” explained Neil Gilligan, national business development manager, Indicata UK.

“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,” explained Gilligan.

To qualify for the Indicata survey cars must have been between six and 36 months old.