Ford Ka tops used sales list

The Ford Ka was the fastest selling used car in October, leaving the forecourt on average 17 days after arrival.

Its average retail price was £6,696.

This is according to data from Auto Trader, which found the 2016 Peugeot 3008 (diesel automatic) was the second most popular used car in October, selling in just 18 days for an average price of £14,954, while the Kia Sportage (petrol manual), took 19 days to sell for an average price of £13,782.

In fourth spot, the Toyota AYGO Hatchback Petrol Semi-Automatic sold for £7,293 in about 19 days, while in fifth spot came the 2015 Volvo V40 Hatchback Diesel Automatic, which sold in 20 days.

Completing to top 10 were the 2015 Vauxhall Viva Hatchback Petrol Manual, the 2015 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual, the 2015 Hyundai i10 Hatchback Petrol Automatic, the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Saloon Petrol Manual, and the 2015 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Petrol Automatic.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader retailer and consumer products director, said,While Fords make a regular appearance in the national and regional top 10s, it’s great to see a Blue Oval take the national top spot again after a short hiatus. Knowing which cars will prove popular is key to identifying future sales opportunities. Retailers using data management solutions to complement their own expertise are not only able to determine which cars are the most desirable in their area, but also make informed decisions on how to price them based on the live retail market, helping them to sell more cars, more quickly and for more profit.’