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Volkswagen up! tops CAP league table for lowest depreciation

The data shows that depreciation over the last three years for the city car has averaged just £4,410 – less than half of the car’s original new price tag.

Runners up in the latest chart are the Kia Picanto, which lost an average of £4,665 since April 2012, and the Perodua Myvi, which depreciated over the last three years by an average £4,873.

The latest top ten depreciators chart measures the actual money lost by a vehicle, rather than percentage figures and is based on CAP’s Black Book Live. 


10 cars that lost the least money – April 2012 to April 2015


Model range

Average new price

How much it lost

% of value it hung onto


Volkswagen up!




Kia Picanto




Perodua Myvi




Suzuki Jimny




Suzuki Alto




Ford Ka




Abarth 500/595




Audi A1




Suzuki Splash




Microcar M-Go





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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.