Electric model tops wanted list

Aston Barclay has revealed that an electric car has topped its used car desirability Index for October.

It has found that the Hyundai IONIQ was the most in-demand across both its physical and online auction channels.

This is the second month running the index has featured a large number of low and zero emission vehicles highlighting the shift towards a more sustainable fleet.

Toyota’s Prius was in second place while the Kia Niro, Tesla Model 3 and Lexus NX also appeared in the top 25 used cars reinforcing how zero and low emission used cars are currently in high demand.

However, the demand for premium SUVs and saloon cars remains strong. The Range Rover Velar, Mercedes Benz E Class, BMW X6 and Jaguar XF all feature in the month’s strong performers.

Martin Potter, Aston Barclay’s managing director – customer said: “Our latest index highlights the desire for electric and hybrid vehicles in the used car market, as more consumers consider owning these types of cars for the first time. With the extended lead times currently facing the industry consumers have maintained their focus on the premium used car market. Dealers continue to compete for the same stock to satisfy consumer demand which is fuelling price rises in the market.”