The 2016 Ford Ka (petrol manual) has retained its title as the UK’s fastest selling used car, taking an average of just 23 days to leave forecourts, according to Auto Trader’s Fastest Selling Index.
Mazda’s CX-5 retained its silver (2016 diesel automatic) and bronze (2016 diesel manual) position on the podium. Like the Ka, the Japanese manufacturer’s popular family SUV saw their average days to sell accelerate, from 27 and 28 days respectively, to an impressive 26.
Karolina Edwards-Smadja, Auto Trader’s director of commercial products, said: “It was positive to see the average speed of sale of the UK’s national fastest sellers decrease in February. This highlighted the renewed consumer confidence we had seen reflected on our marketplace, including a 9% year-on-year increase in the number of visits in February and a 10% growth in ad views.
“That said, we are very aware of the challenges faced by retailers in the current market with the Covid-19 crisis. We continue to see robust audience performance on our platforms and are working on how we can best support retailers over the coming weeks and months.”
The index also revealed the popularity of used diesels continues unabated, accounting for six of the top 10 cars on the national list, suggesting the fuel type is still an attractive option among used car buyers.
|Rank||Make / model||Fuel & transmission||Auto Trader Retail Rating||Predicted days to sell|
|1||2016 Ford Ka||Petrol – Manual||99.81||23|
|2||2016 Mazda CX-5||Diesel – Automatic||99.84||26|
|3||2016 Mazda CX-5||Diesel – Manual||99.75||26|
|4||2016 Dacia Sandero Stepway||Diesel – Manual||99.97||27|
|5||2016 Dacia Duster||Diesel – Manual||99.65||29|
|6||2015 Hyundai i10||Petrol – Manual||99.24||30|
|7||2015 Peugeot 108||Petrol – Automatic||98.70||31|
|8||2016 Volkswagen up!||Petrol – Automatic||98.66||31|
|9||2017 Nissan Qashqai||Diesel – Automatic||98.95||32|
|10||2015 Ford EcoSport||Diesel – Manual||98.83||35|