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Land Cruiser takes Glass’s top RV spot

The data from the used car price expert shows that the 4.5 D-4D auto Land Cruiser has achieved an RV figure of 73.4% of its original list price for the ’59-plate model with an average 37,000 miles. This puts it ahead of rivals including the Land Rover Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport 3.

In a statement Glass’s commented: ‘Those attributes that made it a winner last year also make it a winner this year, namely that it has never been the victim of distress marketing by the manufacturer and this has ensured that used examples have been in limited supply. It enjoys the credentials of being a durable and reliable workhorse and the Toyota badge bestows the right credentials.’

A Toyota spokesperson added: ‘We carefully manage the residual value of all Toyota models to ensure we are competitive in the market and the fact that we have taken this honour for the second year running is testimony to this.  We work hard to achieve competitive cost of ownership across our entire model range.’

The number two slot in Glass’s top 10 was taken by the Audi Q5, with the 2.0TDI (141bhp) Quattro SE variant being given a figure of 73.2% for a ’59-plate with 37,000 miles.

Commenting on the prevalence of 4x4s in the top 10, Glass’s said that these sectors have been taking the lion’s share of the top 10 places for the last three years, and this year their presence is even more obvious.

The company added that 4x4s popularity is not just down to the fact that they provide mobility in all weathers but that they appeal to consumers’ desire for individuality and have a dominating road presence.  

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Land Cruiser takes Glass’s top RV spot

The data from the used car price expert shows that the 4.5 D-4D auto Land Cruiser has achieved an RV figure of 73.4% of its original list price for the ’59-plate model with an average 37,000 miles, putting it ahead of rivals including the Land Rover Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport 3.

In a statement Glass’s said that the Land Cruiser has never been the victim of distress marketing by the manufacturer and this has ensured that used examples have been in limited supply. Glass’s added that the Land Cruiser enjoys the credentials of being a durable and reliable workhorse and the Toyota badge bestows the right credentials.

The second slot in Glass’s top 10 was taken by the Audi Q5, with the 2.0TDI (141bhp) Quattro SE variant being given a figure of 73.2% for a ’59-plate with 37,000 miles.

Glass’s commented: ‘The Q5 is a member of the growing band of mid-sized premium brand SUVs seeking to enjoy some of Land Rover’s long-running success. Three-year-old examples of the Q5 are still difficult to find and, because they are eagerly sought, prices tend to be high.’

The full top 10 list is as follows:

1. Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5 D-4D auto – 73.4%

2. Audi Q5 2.0TDI (141bhp) Quattro SE – 73.2%

3. Skoda Yeti 2.0TDI CR 4×4 (140bhp) Elegance – 72.5%

4. Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0TD (242bhp) GS auto – 67.6%

5. Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0TD (242bhp) SE auto – 66.4%

6. VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI (265bhp) R – 65.6%

7. Audi Q7 3.6 FSI V6 (276bhp) Quattro S-Line Tip – 64.4%

8. Fiat 500 1.2 (69bhp) Sport – 64.0%

9. Cayenne 3.0TDI V6 (237bhp) Tip S – 63.6%

10. VW Golf 2.0 TSI (270PS) R 3dr – 63.5%

Commenting on the prevalence of 4x4s in the top 10, Glass’s added: ‘These sectors have been taking the lion’s share of the top 10 places for the last three years, and this year their presence is even more obvious. It is not just that 4x4s provide mobility in all weathers, it is that they appeal to consumers’ desire for individuality and, of course, they enjoy a dominant road presence which is appealing to some. If desirability was judged by economic hard headed decisions these cars would languish at the bottom of any RV listing.’

Glass’s also added that it’s no accident that six of the top 10 entries are powered by diesel due to the size of the cars.  

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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