MPVs and SUVs dominated the list.

Automotive marketplace Auto Trader has revealed that the 2018 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (petrol automatic) was the UK’s fastest selling used car in April.

The MPV took an average of just 16 days to sell. What's more, MPVs (and SUVs) proved hugely popular in April with them locking out six of the top 10 positions.

Diesel didn't do all that well though. Just three of the country's best-selling used cars were powered by diesel, while across the country just 31 percent of fast selling used cars were diesel.

BMW Serie 2 Gran Tourer 2018

The bad news for diesel didn't just meant that petrol sales shot up. Alternatively-fuelled vehicles also fared well in the sales charts, with three of the top fastest selling used cars in London being alternatively-fuelled. The hybrid automatic 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was London's fastest-selling used vehicle in April.

"The sudden growth of alternatively fuelled vehicles in London is evidence of two important trends. For one, it suggests the Mayor’s decision to take a more direct approach in tackling air pollution in the Capital is having an impact on car buying behaviour," said Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s Director of Commercial Products. "It’s also just one more example of a broader shift in perception towards AFVs. As we saw in our recent Market Report, 71 percent of consumers are already considering an EV as their next car."

BMW Serie 2 Gran Tourer 2018

"With more low-emission zones being introduced in other big cities, more pressure applied to drivers of older vehicles, and a long pipeline of impressive second generation of electric vehicles set to hit the market, there’s little doubt the direction of the market. Retailers’ forecourts should reflect it accordingly."

The UK’s Top 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars in April 2019

 


Rank


Make/Model


Description

Average Days to Sell

Average Retail Price

1

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

2018 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer MPV Petrol Manual

16

£18,362

2

Peugeot 108

2016 Peugeot 108 Convertible Petrol Automatic

17

£7,215

3

Smart forfour

2016 Smart forfour Hatchback Petrol Automatic

17

£8,286

4

Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V SUV Petrol Automatic

19

£17,688

5

Ford Focus

2014 Ford Focus Hatchback Petrol Automatic

20

£7,678

6

Nissan Qashqai

2016 Nissan Qashqai Hatchback Petrol Automatic

21

£14,947

7

Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV Diesel Manual

21

£15,582

8

Peugeot 2008

2016 Peugeot 2008 SUV Petrol Automatic

21

£11,022

9

Volkswagen Sharan

2016 Volkswagen Sharan MPV Diesel Manual

21

£17,251

10

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV Diesel Automatic

22

£26,637

Gallery: BMW Series 2 Gran Tourer 2018