‘Strong appetite for used vehicles’

The market for used cars is flourishing, according to cap hpi, which has revealed the best-selling brands across a number of sectors.

Based on the latest market sales data, it found that the Fiat 500 was the most popular city car, while the Vauxhall Ampera topped the list of electric vehicle sales.

The BMW 3 Series led the convertible sector, the VW Tiguan was the top selling SUV and the Ford Fiesta led the way in the Supermini category. Other models leading their respective categories were the 207 Coupe Cabriolet, Audi A5 Coupe/Diesel Coupe, Jaguar XJ Diesel, Mitsubishi Carisma, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes Viano Diesel, Audi TT, Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe and BMW 3 Series Coupe.

Philip Nothard, consumer and retail specialist at cap hpi, said, ‘Looking at the data from the number of used cars advertised in the UK we are able to identify the best-selling makes and models and how quickly they are being snapped up.

‘The key positive for the used market to take from this is that there is strong appetite for used vehicles, particularly convertibles, executives, lower medium cars, MPVs, Superminis and SUVs, with an average selling period of just two days.’