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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Octobers second hand car sales shows the fastest selling car in the UK is the 2010 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso.

  • 2010 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso diesel auto was the fastest selling car nationally
  • 2014 Fiat 500 petrol was the fastest seller in the East Midlands and in Scotland
  • 2013 Toyota Aygo petrol was the fastest seller in the South East and in the North West
  • 2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel was the fastest seller in London and in East England
The fastest selling used car in the month following the autumn plate-change was a Citroen diesel. The Grand C4 Picasso MPV automatic sold in an average of 19 days across the UK, according to latest data collated by Auto Trader, the country’s largest marketplace for new and used cars.

Fastest selling cars in October 2015
RankYear, make and modelDays to sellPrice positionRetail price
12010 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso diesel auto1997.17%£6,999
22013 Toyota Aygo petrol semi-auto1997.99%£6,342
32013 Vauxhall Astra Coupe petrol1999.74%£17,177
42012 Chevrolet Orlando petrol auto1998.36%£7,930
52012 Audi A5 diesel auto2097.30%£18,401
62013 Dacia Sandero petrol2099.87%£5,354
72012 BMW 3 Series petrol auto2298.61%£17,549
82011 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel auto2297.63%£13,485
92010 Toyota Yaris petrol auto2398.73%£5,667
102012 Toyota Aygo petrol semi-auto2399.87%£5,940
“The fastest seller figures are reported by Auto Trader on a monthly basis, and I am sure the data for October will be of particular interest to motor industry commentators and retailers alike,” said Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader Director Retailer & Consumer Products. 
“It is still very early days to assess what impact the VW Group emissions scandal may have had on the market. Despite not featuring in this month’s Top 10, speed of sale and market prices of the majority of VW models has not been noticeably impacted throughout October, and we are yet to see any changes in consumer demand. 
It’s been exactly a month since the Volkswagen Sharan topped the national fastest sellers list in September, so we will continue to monitor developments and trends closely over the coming months”.
October showed another strong month for i-Control customers, with an average of 27 days to turn stock against a 63 day average reported for the whole market. Utilizing regional market data and daily movements to support retailers in their stock management decisions - including buying and pricing to the live market – iControl customers also beat the performance for October year-on-year.
“What we can underline with our fastest selling results is the continuing importance of transparency in all areas of the new and used car markets,”Karolina Edwards-Smajda added. 
“For example our pricing data tells us that none of the top ten fastest sellers nationally in October sold for more than their optimum price point, according to Auto Trader’s comprehensive data on valuations. 
That may be the early signs of a softening of the market as the festive season approaches but dealers in the South, the South East and the South West can be reassured as values remain robust.”
Auto Trader publishes top ten lists for fastest selling cars every month. At least 30 sales of each make and model variant must be made to qualify for inclusion in the charts.