Britain’s fastest selling used car in November was the 2012 Vauxhall Insignia, according to new research.
The Auto Trader data showed the petrol version of the model took an average of 20 days to sell last month. It was followed by the Mercedes B Class hatchback diesel, also the 2012 model, and the Mitsubishi 2014 Outlander MPV electric hybrid automatic, which both took an average of 24 days to sell.
When selling used cars, a dealer must always keep abreast of market demands. Consequently, they must also make sure they have the right motor trade insurance and road risks insurance to cover the type and number of vehicles they are selling.
The figures, which are published every month by the magazine, showed some regional variations in the popularity of used car models. Vauxhall Corsas and VW Tourans sold well, topping the regional tables in London, Wales, Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
The Nissan Note, which is manufactured in Sunderland, was the top selling used car for a 12 successive months in the North East, and also topped the table in the North West. The table for Northern Ireland was dominated by Ford Fiesta models.
Auto Trader’s Karolina Edwards-Smajda said: “The overall market remains solid with the average market days to turn, averaging 64 days and i-Control customers continuing their strong performance, turning their cars in 30 days using market intelligence data to manage their forecourts.”
She said this was only the second time that an electric hybrid car had made the national top 10 in the table and the demand for Mitsubishi Outlander MPV showed the public was now more interested in hybrids.