Ford Galaxy is fastest selling car of September 0

Ford-Galaxy-is-fastest-selling-car-of-SeptemberSeptember saw the Ford Galaxy top the list of fastest selling cars in the UK, according to statistics released by Auto Trader. It particular, it was the 2012 automatic diesel that sold the fastest, on average lasting only 12 days between advertisement and sale.

March and April’s fastest selling car, the 2014 Kia Sportage with a petrol engine and gearbox was the next fastest seller, taking four days longer.

September is traditionally an extremely busy time for car dealerships; due to the release of the new number plate prefix, in this lucrative month for salespeople, used cars from Ford were the ones to make their way out of UK dealerships the fastest.

The Ford Kuga was seventh fastest out of UK showrooms, and in four of the UK regions, it was a Ford model that was fastest to sell. This figure included East Anglia, where five Blue Oval models finished in the top ten selling models charts, including the 2015 Kuga Diesel Automatic that ranked first taking an average of only 27 days to sell.

Retailer and consumer products director, Karolina Edwards-Smjada said: “The nation’s fastest selling cars reveal how quickly some used cars have shifted in September, a month known for new car sales. While September has proved a strong month for used Fords, knowing which cars will prove popular is key to identifying future sales opportunities.

“Retailers utilising data tools are much better set to understand which used cars are in demand in their area and how to maximize the speed of sale. Our research shows that retailers using i-Control benefit from an average days to sell of 26 compared to a market average of 66 days in September. That means a retailer using a data insight tool can sell more cars, more quickly and for more profit.”

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “Ford’s best-ever car and van range contributed to Ford sales for the March and September plate-change months combined exceeding 150,000.  Over 69,000 of those were driven away by new 66-plate owners last month, equating to a new Ford sold every 15 seconds.

Barratt continued: “Ford Galaxy remains the UK’s top-selling multi-purpose vehicle, after we delivered 1,000 66-plate Galaxys – double the number of its nearest competitor.”

Rank Description Average Days to Sell Average Price Position Average Retail Price
1 2012 Ford Galaxy MPV Diesel Automatic 12 97.78% £8,394
2 2014 Kia Sportage SUV Petrol Manual 16 99.28% £13,870
3 2014 Toyota AYGO Hatchback Petrol Semi-Automatic 18 98.14% £6,560
4 2012 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Petrol Manual 19 98.05% £6,770
5 2013 Renault Captur Hatchback Diesel Manual 20 98.61% £9,708
6 2013 Fiat 500L Hatchback Diesel Automatic 20 97.08% £7,994
7 2015 Ford Kuga SUV Petrol Manual 21 99.93% £18,161
8 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback Petrol Manual 22 100.11% £12,034
9 2014 Peugeot 2008 SUV Diesel Manual 22 99.13% £9,503
10 2013 Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback Petrol Automatic 22 98.51% £14,140


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