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

RegionFastest-selling modelAve. of days listed on CarGurus
1. ScotlandVauxhall Insignia and Mercedes-Benz A-Class17 days
2. North West EnglandVauxhall Zafira19 days
3. South West EnglandVauxhall Zafira20 days
4. South East EnglandVauxhall Zafira22 days
5. West MidlandsVolkswagen Polo and Ford Ka22 days
6. East MidlandsFord Mondeo and BMW 4 Series23 days
7. East of EnglandVauxhall Zafira23 days
8. Greater LondonBMW 1 Series23 days
9. North East EnglandVauxhall Insignia23 days
10. Yorkshire and the HumberSeat Ibiza and Mercedes-Benz A-Class25 days
11. Northern IrelandNissan Qashqai26 days
12. WalesBMW 1 Series29 days
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