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Friday, 9 September 2016

BMW tops the nation’s fastest sellers in August with its compact 1 Series Hatchback, SUV's dominate though.

  • BMW tops the nation’s fastest sellers in August with its compact 1 Series Hatchback
  • Toyota AYGO city car ranks second with its fourth appearance in the top ten in 2016
  • But it’s Crossovers that prove the big hit with buyers with five in the UK’s top ten
The BMW 1 Series was the fastest set of wheels off the UK’s forecourts in August.
The 2012 premium hatchback proved a big hit with buyers and in this petrol automatic guise took just an average of 19 days to sell.
Taking second spot is a regular visitor to the UK’s fastest selling cars, the Toyota AYGO. The 2014 model with petrol engine and automatic gearbox took 21 days to find a buyer and this is the fourth time this year the compact city car has made an appearance in the UK’s top ten quickest selling cars.

Meanwhile the Fiat 500L, the larger five-door version of the popular urban runaround, pops up for the second time in the nation’s rapid sellers to rank third. The diesel automatic version took 21 days from forecourt to buyer – the same time as the Toyota AYGO.
It’s Crossovers, however, that dominated the sales charts in August taking five of the top ten spots nationally and were the quickest sellers in seven of the UK’s regions.
Nissan’s Qashqai continues to prove popular as a used buy and makes frequent appearances in the UK’s and regional’s monthly fastest sellers. It’s the rarer seven-seat model, the Qashqai+2, that ranks as the fifth fastest selling car in the UK and takes first place in Yorkshire. The standard five-seat model found was changing hands quickest in the South West and ranked ninth nationally.
The SMMT new car registration data for August echoes the UK top ten fastest selling used cars as the Nissan Qashqai is the tenth most popular new car. What’s more, the new car registrations ranked the Ford Kuga as the ninth best-selling model in the UK. It’s a 2015 Kuga with petrol engine and manual gearbox that ranks as the tenth fastest seller in the country taking 25 days from landing at the showroom to finding a buyer.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Retailer and Consumer Products Director said: “Crossovers continue to be highly sought after by buyers as our fastest selling car data and the SMMT’s new car registration figures confirm. But as the UK’s top three fastest selling cars prove it’s not always easy to tell what type of car will always prove popular with consumers. Retailers who place data at the heart of their business will be able to glean insights as to what cars are desirable in their area and where to price them to the market to attract buyers, and these insights can supplement a retailer’s own expertise and knowledge.”
Karolina Edwards-Smajda continues: “With consumers all looking for something different it is difficult to tell which vehicles are particularly in demand in a given location at a given time. Employing data and a scientific approach means you will always know what cars to put on your forecourt and how to price them to attract buyers and sell cars quickly. A faster speed of sale means more profit per car and more sales overall, leading to more sales and more profit in a year.”
Rank*DescriptionAverage Days to SellAverage Price PositionAverage Retail Price
12012 BMW 1 Series Hatchback Petrol Automatic19100.10%£12,999
22014 Toyota AYGO Hatchback Petrol Semi-Automatic2198.17%£6,713
32013 Fiat 500L Hatchback Diesel Automatic2198.75%£8,024
42013 Seat Altea XL MPV Diesel Automatic2297.65%£8,094
52013 Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback Petrol Automatic2399.12%£14,243
62009 Mazda Mazda6 Hatchback Diesel Manual2492.87%£4,133
72013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Diesel Automatic2599.87%£15,920
82014 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Diesel Automatic2599.70%£18,459
92014 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Automatic2598.98%£17,513
102015 Ford Kuga SUV Petrol Manual2599.44%£17,201
Users of i-Control took an average time to sell of 28 days versus a market average of 63 days in August. This means those dealerships using our data insights tool now outperform the market by over 55%.
i-Control tracks live market movements, recommends what stock to buy, where to find it, how much to pay for it, and how much to sell it for taking into account regional differences in desirability – and is proven to improve stock turn, as we’ve seen, by nearly 60%.
Using a combination of daily guide prices from over 4,500 dealer websites, the 500,000+ ads on autotrader.co.ukand price data from all major auctions, fleet & lease companies and manufacturers, i-Control provides accurate valuations ensuring retailers’ stock is competitively priced from day one.
*Please note that ranking for fastest selling is based on days to sell and the vehicle count with those cars enjoying the fewest days to sell and the highest vehicle count being ranked highest.
Regional Fastest Sellers
RegionMake/ModelDays to sell
East of England2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV Diesel Automatic26
East Midlands2015 Nissan Juke Hatchback Diesel Manual22
London2012 Ford Galaxy MPV Diesel Automatic10
North East2015 Nissan Note Hatchback Petrol Manual22
North West2015 Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback Diesel Automatic21
Northern Ireland2013 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Diesel Manual32
Scotland2015 Hyundai ix35 Estate Diesel Manual14
South2013 BMW 3 Series Estate Diesel Automatic25
South East2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Diesel Automatic23
South West2014 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Diesel Manual30
Wales2015 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Diesel Manual27
West Midlands2015 Hyundai ix35 Estate Diesel Manual23
Yorkshire2013 Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback Diesel Manual20