Though 2019 was a 12 months of declining new automotive gross sales, the used car market was extra optimistic. Nearly eight million used automobiles modified arms in 2019, a determine barely modified on 2018 – that means the British secondhand automotive market stays round three and a half instances BIGGER than that for brand new automobiles.
Figures from commerce physique the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) present gross sales of newer ‘Euro 6’ automobiles bought since 2015 (they’ve the cleanest emissions and are exempt from upcoming Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) restrictions) grew 32.5 %. Electrical automotive gross sales rose 21.eight %, albeit taking simply zero.2 % of the market; diesel, surprisingly, fell simply zero.6 %.
However that are the UK’s hottest used automobiles? Right here, we run by the 20 most looked for secondhand automobiles British motorists are shopping for
20. Vauxhall Zafira
Folks carriers have fallen out of favour lately and Vauxhall now not sells new variations of the seven-seat Zafira Tourer. However the Zafira MPV line-up nonetheless has an honest used automotive following, making the highest 20 most bought secondhand automobiles in 2019.
19. Ford Mondeo
British consumers additionally now not favour massive automobiles with out a premium-brand badge. The BMW three Collection has taken over the market Ford’s Mondeo as soon as had a stronghold on, explaining its fall down the rankings on the used automotive market.
18. Fiat 500
The favored Fiat 500 is a small, fashionable three-door metropolis automotive that’s been on sale for just a few years now, explaining why there are rising numbers altering arms on the used automotive market.
17. Mercedes-Benz A-Class
An everyday new automotive top-10 best-seller, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is an effective used automotive purchase for many who desire a premium-branded different to a Ford Focus (and don’t thoughts buying and selling a little bit of inside house alongside the way in which).
16. Honda Civic
The British-built Honda Civic is a super-reliable household hatchback that has an excellent status amongst used automotive consumers. The high-performance Civic Kind R is especially sought-after.
15. Toyota Yaris
Talking of ultra-reliable… the Toyota Yaris is a brilliantly reliable supermini small automotive that even presents a fuel-sipping, low-emissions hybrid variant.
14. Audi A4
Keep in mind we talked about the Ford Mondeo? Even the Audi A4, one other rival, is extra well-liked amongst secondhand automotive consumers. Most used A4 fashions are TDI diesels, reflecting the gasoline’s recognition when it was new.
13. Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai was a pivotal mannequin for the Japanese model with a second residence in Britain. The world’s first crossover SUV, it kickstarted the fortunes of the corporate right here within the UK and is now a daily on the used automotive procuring lists of UK households.
12. BMW 1 Collection
The BMW 1 Collection has a premium badge and is nice to drive, however it isn’t probably the most sensible of five-door household hatchbacks. Twentysomethings prefer it, buying and selling up from their first finances automotive into one thing extra fashionable – it has an ideal picture however isn’t too costly to purchase or run.
11. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
One other well-liked alternative for households who might beforehand have bought a Ford Mondeo is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Supplied as a saloon, property, coupe and convertible, there actually is a mannequin for everybody.
10. Renault Clio
The ever-popular Renault Clio has been Britain’s favorite Renault for many years and exhibits no indicators of falling out of favour any time quickly.
9. Audi A3
The Audi A3 is one other German different to the BMW 1 Collection and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It is vitally well-liked amongst new automotive consumers, that means there may be loads of alternative on the secondhand automotive market.
eight. Volkswagen Polo
British automotive consumers love their supermini small automobiles and, helped by sensible advertising campaigns over time, the Volkswagen Polo is a used automotive purchase that’s all the time in favour.
The perennially well-liked Mini is arguably the world’s most efficiently remastered retro automotive. The agency encourages personalisation when new, that means the number of alternative on the used automotive market is big. It’s a enjoyable course of looking for a used instance!
6. BMW three Collection
Used automotive marketplaces corresponding to Auto Dealer frequently report the BMW three Collection is without doubt one of the most searched-for used automobiles. Its recognition is confirmed by it sitting simply behind Britain’s common top-5 used automotive buys. That are…
5. Vauxhall Astra
In fifth place, it’s the Vauxhall Astra household hatchback. Hundreds are bought every month, so there are tons obtainable secondhand and over 240,000 modified arms final 12 months. Nonetheless, lately, an arch-rival has confirmed extra well-liked with new automotive consumers…
four. Volkswagen Golf
… That automotive is the Volkswagen Golf – which for some months lately, has been Britain’s best-selling new automotive of all. The selection on the secondhand automotive market is huge: there are frequently effectively over 10,000 on the market at anybody time on Auto Dealer and used automotive consumers purchased 260,000 of them final 12 months.
three. Ford Focus
For many years, the Ford Focus has been a go-to hatchback for rising households. The vary encompasses each possibility with the high-performance Focus ST and RS fashions proving significantly sought-after. Secondhand Ford Focus gross sales topped 293,000 final 12 months.
2. Vauxhall Corsa
The favorite sort of automotive for British consumers is the city-friendly supermini hatchback. The Vauxhall Corsa has been on sale since again in 1993 and is thus a well-known sight on the used automotive market. Nearly 300,000 had been bought in 2019.
1. Ford Fiesta
And the most well-liked used automotive of all? Why, the automotive that’s additionally frequently our favorite new automotive, the Ford Fiesta. It’s been a part of the British panorama since approach again in 1976 and is the go-to mannequin for secondhand automotive consumers, with a staggering 351,767 used Ford Fiestas altering arms in 2019.