Used car supermarket Motorpoint has released its top 10 best-selling cars of 2018. And, as the country’s leading independent vehicle retailer, its figures give a good insight into the UK’s second-hand market.
To the surprise of nobody, the Nissan Qashqai is the second-hand best-seller of 2018. It’s moved up two places versus 2017.
The Qashqai is one of the founding fathers of the compact crossover we know today. It is, by and large, thoroughly deserving of buyers’ affections.
“The Nissan Qashqai has definitely proved to be our customers’ favourite thanks to its versatility, low running costs and exceptional savings off list price,” said Eleanor Shakespeare, marketing director at Motorpoint.
The cars following behind are all relatively predictable choices, too. You can’t go wrong with a Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus or BMW 3 Series.
Together with the Qashqai – and in that order – they make up the top five.
Filling out the top 10 thereafter are the Nissan Juke, BMW 1 Series, Citroen C1, Vauxhall Astra and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The supermarket can even tell us what the most popular colours are for second-hand buyers. Very nearly one in four (24.6 percent) of buyers play it safe and go for black. More than one in five (21.6 percent) went for white, while blue and grey were tied on 15.6 percent.
Silver, the darling colour of the 2000s and early 2010s, languishes with 12 percent of Motorpoint’s second-hand car market share.
Meanwhile, the average age of used cars continues to fall commensurately.
Motorpoint’s top 10 best-selling cars of 2018
- Nissan Qashqai
- Ford Fiesta
- Volkswagen Golf
- Ford Focus
- BMW 3 Series
- Nissan Juke
- BMW 1 Series
- Citroen C1
- Vauxhall Astra
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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