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Seat Ibiza Hatchback was Northern Ireland's fastest selling used car in July

The 2016 Seat Ibiza Hatchback was Northern Ireland's fastest selling used car in July 2017, according to new figures.

Data from Auto Trader shows the model took an average of 15 days to sell.

This was almost half the average time taken to sell the next top model, which was the 2014 Hyundai ix35 Estate at 29 days.

The 2016 Hyundai i30 Hatchback was next in the rankings with 31 days, followed by the 2015 Ford Fiesta Hatchback at 34 and the 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback at 37 days.

Elsewhere, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class was the fastest selling car for the whole of the UK in July - taking an average of 17 days to leave the forecourts.

It’s only the second time since September 2016 that a premium brand has taken the national top spot. 

The C Class was followed into second and third place by the 2015 Kia Sportage and the 2014 Hyundai ix35 taking a respective 19 days and 20 days to turn.

Petrol fuel types dominated July’s fastest selling national top ten leaving no room for diesels.

The list featured nine petrol cars in total and one electric hybrid, the 2012 Lexus RX 450H, which was the fourth fastest selling car in July taking 20 days to leave the forecourt.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader Retailer & Consumer Products Director, said: “July’s results show that premium brands can be turned just as quickly using best practice techniques.

"This includes being more responsive to customer enquiries and of course creating trust through transparency, presenting clear images and videos that reflect the true condition of the car, as well as offering impartial reviews.

“We also know from our research that the most successful retailers are complementing their own expertise with data management tools.

"They’re using data to find the most desirable cars in their area and their using it to price according to the live retail market, offering greater price transparency and building more trust in the process.”


From Belfast Telegraph