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Auto Trader reveals Kia Sportage as fastest selling used car in 2017

The Kia Sportage was the fastest selling used car in 2017, taking an average of 24 days to sell.

Data compiled by Auto Trader found that the 2015 Kia Sportage (petrol manual) was the fastest to shift off forecourts.

The Korean manufacturer had four models in the 2017 top 10, the 2014 Sportage (petrol manual) in fourth place, the 2014 Rio (petrol manual) in fifth, and the 2015 Rio (petrol manual) in ninth.

It is the second consecutive year the Sportage has taken the top spot. The 2014 model (petrol manual) was the fastest selling car in 2016.

The 2017 top 10 of fastest selling cars featured just one diesel car, the 2014 Toyota Prius (hybrid automatic), which was in seventh place.

However, it was a different picture in December, with the 2016 Audi A3 (diesel manual) taking first place as the UK’s fastest selling used car, taking an average of 24 days to sell last month.

In all, six diesel cars featured on the national top 10 in December; 2017 Skoda Yeti Outdoor (diesel manual) in third place, 2012 Peugeot 3008 (diesel automatic) in fifth, 2015 Hyundai i30 (diesel semi-automatic) in seventh, 2014 Citroen C4 Picasso (diesel automatic) in ninth, and the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq (diesel automatic) in tenth.

It was a similarly strong picture for diesel across the UK in December. Of the thirteen regions and countries tracked, diesels took the top spot in seven: East of England (2015 Ford Kuga, diesel manual, 31 days), London (2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class, diesel automatic, 12 days), Northern Ireland (2014 Volkswagen Golf, diesel manual, 40 days), Scotland (2014 Nissan Juke, diesel manual, 17 days), South (2014 BMW 4 Series, diesel automatic, 24 days), South West (BMW 1 Series, diesel manual, 25 days), and Wales (2014 Nissan Qashqai, diesel manual, 38 days).

The UK’s Top 10 Fastest Selling Cars in 2017:  

Rank Description Average Days to Sell Average Price Position Average Retail Price
1 2015 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual 24 98.44% £13,690
2 2016 Ford Kuga SUV Petrol Manual 25 98.90% £18,333
3 2014 Hyundai i10 Hatchback Petrol Automatic 25 99.15% £7,295
4 2014 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual 27 99.53% £12,947
5 2014 Kia Rio Hatchback Petrol Manual 28 98.87% £6,702
6 2012 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Petrol Automatic 28 99.56% £7,044
7 2014 Toyota Prius Hatchback Electric Hybrid Automatic 28 101.27% £14,428
8 2015 Ford Ka Hatchback Petrol Manual 29 98.89% £5,865
9 2015 Kia Rio Hatchback Petrol Manual 29 99.35% £7,896
10 2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual 29 99.28% £10,809

 

The UK’s Top 10 Fastest Selling Cars in December 2017:

 

Rank Description Average Days to Sell Average Price Position Average Retail Price
1 2016 Audi A3 Saloon Diesel Manual 24 98.17% £16,451
2 2013 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Petrol Automatic 26 98.23% £11,426
3 2017 Skoda Yeti Outdoor SUV Diesel Manual 26 98.91% £18,300
4 2010 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Petrol Manual 27 98.80% £6,152
5 2012 Peugeot 3008 Hatchback Diesel Automatic 27 99.73% £6,893
6 2017 Peugeot 2008 SUV Petrol Manual 28 99.10% £12,717
7 2015 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Diesel Semi-Automatic 28 96.12% £8,917
8 2013 Vauxhall Meriva MPV Petrol Manual 28 97.17% £5,737
9 2014 Citroen C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic 28 98.12% £9,831
10 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV Diesel Automatic 28 98.42% £30,486

 

 

 

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