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Revealed: Volkswagen Tiguan was Northern Ireland's fastest selling used car

The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is Northern Ireland's fastest selling used car for the month of June 2017, new figures have revealed.

Data from Auto Trader shows the model took an average of 25 days to sell.

Northern Ireland was one of only a handful of regions in the UK to see a diesel used car top the list, with petrol powered motors taking the top spot for most areas.

Meanwhile, the new statistics showed that variations of the 2015 Hyundai i30 took both the first and second spot as the UK’s fastest selling used car in June.

The petrol automatic version took an average of just 16 days to leave the forecourt, followed closely by the petrol manual, which took 19 days.

The Hyundai ix35 (petrol manual) reached fifth on the national top 10 list, taking a very respectable 20 days to turn.

Hyundai isn’t the only brand to enjoy multiple listings for the same model. The 2012 Nissan Qashqai (petrol manual) made it into the top three, with 20 days to turn, followed by the 2015 Qashqai (petrol automatic) in fourth place, also taking 20 days to sell.

Whilst an automatic transmission may have taken the top spot on the national top 10 list, it didn’t fair quite so well across the regions.

Of the 13 regions/countries that Auto Trader monitors, eight didn’t feature a single automatic on their respective top 10 lists - this includes Northern Ireland, East England, North East, Scotland, South West, Wales, Yorkshire and West Midlands.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader Retailer & Consumer Products Director, said: “As we enter into the second half of the year it’s reassuring to see that despite ongoing uncertainty, consumer demand for quality used cars remains solid.

“Our data allows us to identify what cars are the most popular across the country, which is key to identifying future sales opportunities.

Hyundai UK’s President and CEO, Tony Whitethorn, added: “I’m delighted to see that the 2015 Hyundai i30 petrol automatic was the number one fastest selling used car in June, with the i30 petrol manual derivative coming a close second place.

"The i30 is an attractive proposition for consumers offering a combination of quality, reliability, efficiency and high levels of standard specification. Coupled with Hyundai’s industry leading five-year, unlimited mileage warranty that’s fully transferable, it’s a great choice for those in the market for a used vehicle.”

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