Nearly half of the top 10 used cars hail from Korea.

Last months used-car league table was dominated by Korean cars, with new fewer than four of the UK's top 10 best-selling used cars in October hailing from the Asian nation.

Top of the list was the 2015 diesel manual Hyundai Tucson, which claimed the title of the fastest selling used car in the nation with it taking on average just 19 days to be sold.

2018 Kia Sorento GT-Line S

It wasn't the only popular used Hyundai, with the 2017 Hyundai i800 (diesel automatic) taking third place and 2015 Hyundai i30 (diesel semi-automatic) in seventh. Second on the table was 2015 Kia Sorento (diesel automatic), completing a Korean nat-trick at the top of the table.

SUVs and hatchbacks were the most popular types of used car last month, with East England, the diesel automatic 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport  being the most popular used car there. In the North West the 2015 diesel automatic Renault Captur was the most popular, with the 2016 diesel manual Ford Kuga topping the table in Scotland, the 2015 diesel manual Ford Kuga in the South West, and 2014 diesel manual Nissan Qashqai the most popular used car in Yorkshire.

In terms of hatchbacks, the 2015 diesel manual Mercedes-Benz A Class (East Midlands), 2016 petrol manual Volkswagen Polo (North East), 2015 petrol manual Ford Focus (Northern Ireland), 2016 petrol manual Volkswagen Polo (Wales), and the 2016 diesel manual Mercedes-Benz A Class (West Midlands) were the most popular choices.

Ford Focus ST Line

"SUVs continue to be the dominant force in the UK’s used car market," said Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s Director of Commercial Products. "They are consistently in the top three searches of body types on Auto Trader and have been the fastest selling used car more than any other body type in 2018."

"Our research shows that the most successful retailers are those that are able to turn their stock quickly; as such 4x4s represent a solid investment for retailers looking to maximise profits through fast turning stock."

For the full list of the UK's most popular used cars, check out the table below.

The UK’s Top 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars in October 2018



Average Days to Sell

Average Retail Price


2015 Hyundai Tucson SUV Diesel Manual




2015 Kia Sorento SUV Diesel Automatic




2017 Hyundai i800 MPV Diesel Automatic




2015 Renault Kadjar SUV Diesel Manual




2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV Diesel Manual




2015 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Diesel Automatic




2015 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Diesel Semi-Automatic




2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class SUV Diesel Automatic




2016 Audi Q5 SUV Diesel Automatic




2012 Peugeot 207 Hatchback Petrol Manual