Auto Trader reveals top 10 movers

Auto Trader has revealed the top ten fastest selling used cars of 2016, with Kia’s 2014 Sportage taking the top spot.

According to Auto Trader, Kia’s Sportage took an average of just 23 days for the compact SUV to leave the forecourt. The Kia was followed into second place by the Toyota AYGO (2014), which took an average of 24 days to sell, and Nissan’s Qashqai +2 (2013) coming in third, with 25 days. While the Qashqai (2013) wasn’t the UK’s fastest selling car of 2016, it was certainly the Capital’s, taking an average of just 11 days for London dealers to sell it.

Surprisingly, the Ford Fiesta, which was identified as the UK’s fastest selling used car in 2015, didn’t make it onto 2016’s top ten list. However, it did boast a strong performance across many of the regional top ten lists, and was the fastest selling used car 2016 in the North West, South West, Wales and the West Midlands.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader retailer and consumer products director, said, ‘Despite the turbulence in 2016, consumer confidence has remained extremely strong which has been reflected in both used and new car sales. Whilst undoubtedly 2017 will see some real challenges for the industry, with greater deals and financing options available we can expect the used car market to remain buoyant.’

The 2013 Toyota AYGO, 2015 Hyundai ix35, 2015 Vauxhall Mokka, 2013 Kia Sportage, 2012 Vauxhall Insignia and the 2016 Vauxhall Corsa also all featured in the top 10.