Revealed: 2014 Hyundai ix35 tops list of NI's fastest selling used cars in August
The 2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate was the fastest selling used car in Northern Ireland in August.
According to AutoTrader, the diesel car took an average of 20 days to sell from NI's forecourts.
The car sold for an average retail price of £11,120.
This was closely followed by the petrol-powered 2016 Hyundai i30 Hatchback, which also took an average of 20 days to sell with an average retail price of £9,720.
The diesel engine 2016 Hyundai i30 Hatchback came in third with an average of 21 days to sell, while the 2014 Seat Leon Hatchback took 26 days.
The 2016 Seat Ibiza Hatchback rounded out the top five with an average of 31 days to sell.
Northern Ireland's fastest selling used cars on AutoTrader in August 2017:
- 2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate Diesel Manual - 20 days to sell
- 2016 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Petrol Manua - 20 days to sell
- 2016 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Diesel Manual - 21 days to sell
- 2014 Seat Leon Hatchback Diesel Manual - 26 days to sell
- 2016 Seat Ibiza Hatchback Petrol Manual - 31 days to sell
- 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback Diesel Manual - 38 days to sell
- 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Diesel Manual - 38 days to sell
- 2015 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Diesel Manual - 41 days to sell
- 2014 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Diesel Manual - 42 days to sell
- 2013 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Diesel Manual - 42 days to sell
Across the UK, the 2015 Kia Sportage (petrol manual) was the fastest selling used car in August, taking an average of just 17 days to turn.
It’s the first time this year the Korean SUV has taken the monthly top spot, but took the crown for 2016’s fastest selling used car.
Following hot on the heels of the Sportage was the 2012 Vauxhall Insignia (petrol manual) and the 2016 Ford Kuga (petrol automatic), which took 20 and 21 days to sell respectively.
The most notable addition to the national top 10, is the 2015 Renault Zoe (electric automatic), which was positioned fourth, taking 21 days to leave the forecourt.
It’s the second time ever a fully electric car has made it onto the national top ten list, the first being the 2016 BMW i3 in January 2017.
August’s results also mark the third time this year that diesel cars have failed to make the national top 10 list.
However, regionally it was an almost equal split, with diesel powered engines positioned first in seven of the 13 regions tracked.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader Retailer & Consumer Products Director, said: “The Sportage continues to offer consumers exceptional value and peace of mind, not least because of Kia’s superb seven-year warranty.
“The addition of an all-electric vehicle for the second time ever, coupled with the lack of any diesels in the national top 10, does suggest we’re seeing an important development within the UK used car market. With the ongoing negative rhetoric directed towards diesel and the continued sophistication of EV technology, I’m confident we’ll see more of this over the coming months.”
Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “Once again it is fantastic news to hear that Sportage is the fastest-selling used car on Autotrader! It doesn’t surprise me too much because Sportage continues to be a great performer, old or new, and we know that motorists love its blend of style, performance, packaging and value. In fact I am almost surprised Sportage lasts that long.”
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