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Petrol Mercedes-Benz A-Class becomes fastest-selling used car

Date: 16 August 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class with a petrol engine was the UK's fastest-selling used car in July, according to data from used vehicle management service Indicata UK.

It's the first time this year that an SUV hasn't taken the top spot, but continues the streak of the fastest sellers being petrol-powered.

On average the A-Class took 47 days to sell, while the average price it sold for was £22,016 - the highest price seen for a chart-topper so far this year.

The total number of used cars sold via Indicata's platform during the month was also the second-highest of the year so far, at 97,170. 

Indicata UK national business development manager Neil Gilligan said: "The market in 2019 has, to date, been dominated by two key factors: petrol powertrains and SUVs. However, with the Mercedes-Benz A Class petrol hatchback topping the fastest-selling used vehicle data in July that has seemingly now changed. 

"For the first time this year the average value of the fastest-selling used car has surpassed £20,000, while sold stock volumes rose.

"This serves to highlight the strength of the used market, despite the annual summer slowdown impacting average stocking days. 

"The market will settle back into its usual 'post-holiday' rhythm in late September however the continued impact of political instability in light of Brexit is likely to have an impact, particularly on the new market - the true extent of which is yet to be realised."