The Vauxhall Insignia is the fastest (selling) car in the UK

Vauxhall Insignia VXR Supersport

The Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes-Benz A-Class are the fastest-selling cars in Britain, according to the automotive online marketplace, CarGurus.

The pair spend just 17 days on forecourts in Scotland before being sold, making them hot property north of the border. Indeed, Scotland appears to be a used car hotspot, with vehicles selling a full six days faster (that’s 25 days) than the nationwide average (31 days).

In contrast, a used car will remain on a forecourt for an average of 35 days in Wales, 34 days in East of England and 33 days in the South East and South West of England. The best performing region of England is the West Midlands, where used cars tend to sell in 29 days.

Vauxhall Zafira

Interestingly, a Vauxhall was the fastest-selling car in half of the regions listed, with the Insignia and Zafira proving to be popular amongst secondhand car buyers. The BMW 1 Series is the fastest-selling used car in London and Wales.

“When shopping for a car in Scotland, buyers should be aware that cars are selling more quickly than average for the UK, particularly the most popular used models,” said Chris Knapman, editor at CarGurus.

“Doing research ahead of a visit to the forecourt should allow the consumer to make an informed decision more readily. When acting quickly, trust and transparency are key.”

Fastest-selling car by region

Region Fastest-selling model Ave. of days listed on CarGurus
1. Scotland Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes-Benz A-Class 17 days
2. North West England Vauxhall Zafira 19 days
3. South West England Vauxhall Zafira 20 days
4. South East England Vauxhall Zafira 22 days
5. West Midlands Volkswagen Polo and Ford Ka 22 days
6. East Midlands Ford Mondeo and BMW 4 Series 23 days
7. East of England Vauxhall Zafira 23 days
8. Greater London BMW 1 Series 23 days
9. North East England Vauxhall Insignia 23 days
10. Yorkshire and the Humber Seat Ibiza and Mercedes-Benz A-Class 25 days
11. Northern Ireland Nissan Qashqai 26 days
12. Wales BMW 1 Series 29 days