Auto Trader has published figures revealing the fastest selling cars, nationally and by region in June. Overall, cars in the national top ten sold more quickly than their equivalents in May, taking an average of 20.7 days to turn compared with 22 days. That compares with an average of 55 days for all cars on forecourts.
The average price of the nation’s quickest sellers also fell significantly month-on-month, from £14,953 to £9,450.
In terms of models, Vauxhall’s Insignia was the only car to take its place in both May and June top tens. The 2010 petrol hatchback took fifth spot in May and fourth place in June. The 2011 Insignia took ninth spot in June too.
|Position||National – best seller by make and model||Days to sell|
|1||2014 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic||19|
|2||2010 Mercedes-Benz CLC Class Coupe Petrol Automatic||19|
|3||2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate Petrol Manual||20|
|4||2010 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual||20|
|5||2012 Chevrolet Orlando MPV Petrol Automatic||20|
|6||2008 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso MPV Diesel Automatic||21|
|7||2012 Chrysler Ypsilon Hatchback Petrol Manual||21|
|8||2012 BMW 3 Series Saloon Petrol Automatic||21|
|9||2011 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Petrol Manual||23|
|10||2007 Mazda Mazda6 Hatchback Petrol Manual||23|
Once again the regional fastest seller leagues revealed the popularity of the Nissan Qashqai. As well as taking top spots in the South West and Wales, the Sunderland-built model also made third position in London and fifth in its home territory, the North East.
London, the North West and Scotland proved to be regional hot spots for speedy sales last month. On average cars in the top ten sold in just 16 days in London with the 2011 BMW 3 Series diesel manual taking just nine days to turn. In the North East, cars in the top ten sold in just 15 days with the 2014 Ford Galaxy MPV diesel taking just 6 days to turn. In Scotland top ten cars turned, on average, in 18 days.
|Region||Fastest Selling Model Variant – June||Days to sell|
|East England||2012 Volkswagen Polo Hatchback Petrol Manual||34|
|East Midlands||2012 Seat Leon Hatchback Diesel Manual||26|
|London||2011 BMW 3 Series Saloon Diesel Manual||9|
|North East||2012 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Diesel Manual||23|
|North West||2014 Ford Galaxy MPV Diesel Manual||6|
|N Ireland||2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Petrol Manual||36|
|Scotland||2014 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Manual||13|
|South||2007 Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback Petrol Manual||23|
|South East||2012 BMW 3 Series Saloon Diesel Automatic||24|
|South West||2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual||28|
|Wales||2012 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual||38|
|West Midlands||2012 Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Diesel Manual||19|
|Yorkshire||2014 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Manual||23|
“Stalwarts like the Nissan Qashqai continue to demonstrate their value as a forecourt acquisition, but this month we’ve also seen less obvious cars like the Chrysler Ypsilon make it into the national top ten,” said Karolina Edwards-Smajda Auto Trader Director, Retailer & Consumer Products. “What’s really interesting however is the variation in speed-of-sale by different regions.
“In London, the North West and Scotland, cars in the top ten took an average of less than 20 days to sell. However, when looking at the East of England, Wales and the South West, we found that they took more than twice as long to leave forecourts: the average top ten model taking more than 40 days to turn.”