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Petrol’s clear dominance revealed in latest used car data

Petrol models have dominated the list of the UK’s top-selling used cars during 2019, according to data from Indicata UK.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class in petrol guise took Indicata’s fastest-selling used car spot for July

The firm says its monthly fastest-selling used car data report shows how petrol cars have become the ‘go-to’ fuel type for used buyers since the start of the year, with the top spot taken up by petrol models every month so far in 2019 (see table below).

However, while SUVs have also dominated used buyer choices, the latest Autorola list shows that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback disrupted the trend in July.

July also marked the first time average used prices have exceeded £20,000 this year, with sold stock volumes also reaching their second highest level during the past seven months at 97,170. However, despite the buoyancy of the market, the impact of the ‘holiday season’ has seen average dealer stocking days increase sharply and hit their second highest during 2019 of 47 days.

Neil Gilligan, national business development manager, Indicata UK said: “The market will settle back into its usual ‘post-holiday’ rhythm in late September however the continued impact of political instability in light of Brexit is likely to have an impact, particularly the new market – the true extent of which is yet to be realised.”

Indicata’s list of the fastest-selling used cars for 2019

Month

Fastest selling make and model

Average dealer stocking days

Average price of fastest-selling used car

Total monthly sold stock volumes on Indicata platform

January

Dacia Sandero and Duster petrol and Ford EcoSport petrol

48

£10,840

90,000

February

Ford EcoSport petrol

44

£14,065

98,500

March

Hyundai Tucson petrol

39

£17,113

84,000

April

Hyundai Tucson petrol

35

£16,423

80,776

May

Hyundai Tucson petrol and Vauxhall Crossland petrol X

35

£14,302

83,458

June

Hyundai Tucson petrol

38

£16,198

89,731

July

Mercedes A Class petrol

47

£22,016

97,170

Models 6-36 months old and with a minimum 300 average sold units per month qualify for the top 10

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.