Peugeot 2008 revealed by Auto Trader as UK’s fastest selling used car in July

The 2015 Peugeot 2008 (diesel automatic) is currently the UK’s fastest selling used car, taking an average of just 26 days to turn on UK forecourts.

Data from Auto Trader revealed the strong consumer appetite for SUVs shows no sign of abating, with six making it onto the national top 10 of fastest turners. The 2008 is joined by four variations of Mazda’s venerable CX-5 SUV, as well as the Dacia Duster (2015 diesel manual).

With the recent dry and sunny summer weather, it’s no surprise that the latest analysis of the Index also revealed an increase in demand for coupes and convertibles. The 2015 Peugeot RCZ (petrol manual) is 4th on the list, whilst the 2016 BMW Z4 petrol automatic and petrol manual variants round off the top ten list in 8th and 10th place respectively.

Looking at the list of used cars that took the longest to leave forecourts, analysis revealed nearly new plugin hybrids to be among the slowest selling used cars in the UK. With economic uncertainty a concern for many consumers, the comparatively high sticker price of a low emission vehicle remains a major barrier to entry for many car buyers.

Commenting on the Index, Auto Trader’s director of commercial products, Karolina Edwards-Smajda, said: “Even after seven weeks of forecourts reopening in England, demand remains exceptionally high with an average of 1.4 million people visiting our marketplace every day, which is 19% more than this time last year. This is reflected in the speed of sale retailers are experiencing on their forecourts, with the average days to turn back to pre-COVID-19 levels. The latest results highlight the enduring popularity of SUVs. Data from our Market Insight tool, which is available to all Auto Trader customers, reveals that demand for 4x4s and crossovers has increased 42.5% since the beginning of June - more than any other body type - followed by coupes and convertibles”.

Current fastest selling used cars (by days to turn) – as of 22nd July 2020:

Rank

Make / model

Fuel & transmission

Auto Trader Retail Rating

Predicted days to sell

1

2015 Peugeot 2008

Diesel - Automatic

99.70

26

2

2016 Mazda CX-5

Diesel - Manual

99.14

27

3

2015 Mazda CX-5

Diesel - Manual

98.95

28

4

2015 Peugeot RCZ

Petrol - Manual

99.12

29

5

2016 Mazda CX-5

Diesel - Automatic

99.98

29

6

2015 Mazda CX-5

Diesel - Automatic

97.69

30

7

2015 Dacia Duster

Diesel - Manual

97.42

30

8

2016 BMW Z4

Petrol - Automatic

98.91

34

9

2014 Vauxhall Zafira

Petrol - Manual

97.07

35

10

2016 BMW Z4

Petrol - Manual

97.69

36

Current slowest selling used cars (by days to turn) – as of 22nd July 2020:

Rank

Make / model

Fuel & transmission

Auto Trader Retail Rating

Predicted days to sell

1

2020 Peugeot 508

Petrol Plugin Hybrid – Automatic

3.95

150

2

2020 Merecedes-Benz C-Class

Diesel Plugin hybrid – Automatic

4.38

150

3

2019 Subaru Forester

Petrol Hybrid – Manual

4.38

150

4

2020 Peugeot 508 SW

Petrol Plugin Hybrid – Automatic

3.90

149

5

2020 Volvo S60

Petrol Plugin hybrid – Automatic

4.32

148

6

2019 Kia XCeed

Petrol – Manual

3.46

147

7

2019 Kia XCeed

Diesel - Manual

3.47

147

8

2019 Volvo S60

Petrol Plug in Hybrid - Automatic

4.43

145

9

2019 Kia Xceed

Petrol – Automatic

3.75

140

10

2020 Vauxhall Corsa

Diesel – Manual

4.01

139