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Premium SUVs, EVs and hybrids remain most in-demand used cars, finds Aston Barclay

Premium SUVs have remained the most in-demand stock across Aston Barclay’s physical and online auction channels in September, reinforcing the continued demand for them.

Aston Barclay’s latest used car desirability index reveals that the Audi Q7 is top dog this month, while 20% of the top 25 places are taken up by premium SUVs

Its latest used car desirability index – which tracks web views prior to sale, number of bids per sale, and sale price as a percentage of CAP average – reveals that the Audi Q7 is top dog this month, while 20% of the top 25 places are taken up by premium SUVs.

But September’s index also reflects the increasing desire for used EVs and hybrids, with the Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and the Lexus RX all featuring. In fact, this is the largest number of low- and zero-emission used cars that have appeared in the index since its inception.

A number of mid-sized hatchbacks also appeared in the list for the first time, such as the Toyota Auris and MG3, reinforcing the demand for lower-price family cars.

Martin Potter, Aston Barclay’s managing director – customer, said: “It was good to witness the growing demand for hybrid and zero-emission used cars in September as more consumers consider moving away from petrol and diesels for the first time. With the extended new car lead times currently facing the industry consumers have switched their focus to the premium used car market. Dealers continue to compete for the same stock to satisfy consumer demand which is fuelling price rises in the market.”

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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.