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Audi Q3 tops Glass's fastest selling of December 2013

Date: 20 January 2014   |   Author: Will Stretton

The Audi Q3 knocked down the Jeep Patriot from last month

The Audi Q3 has taken first place in Glass's league of fastest selling cars for December, taking an average of 33.5 days to sell.

According to the used vehicle valuation expert, it was followed by the Jeep Patriot in second place at 36.2 days, having dropped from the top spot in November, along with the Jeep Grand Cherokee at 36.7 days. 

Audi performed well in December, with another two models also in the top 10, the A1 and Q5. Given the time of year, it shouldn't be a surprise to see that off-roaders featured strongly on the list, including the Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q5 and Ford Kuga.

"At the end of last year all patterns were showing that the seasonality of 4x4s is a thing of the past - however this huge boost in sales over the last month is an indication that weather does can have a short term impact," said Rupert Pontin, chief car editor at Glass's. "It's also interesting to see two small cars in the quickest sellers. There is a definite continued trend towards more economic, cost effective cars and this is evident in the new car market as well."

Conversely, in the worst performing category, Mercedes R-Class took the bottom spot for the second month running with an average of 136.3 days to sell.

It is followed by Ford Streetka at 114.9 days and the Nissan Leaf at 104.2 days. The Mercedes SL-Class also returned on the list at 82.5 days, as did the Volkswagen Golf convertible at 86.9 days.

Pontin continued: "With two Mercedes cars still in the bottom 10 sellers, we seem to be seeing a volume issue and this looks set to continue.

"I'm really surprised to see the very competent Chevrolet Aveo in the slowest seller list - could this be due to over-supply or news in the press that Chevrolet is withdrawing from the UK market?"