The Kia Sportage was the fastest selling used car in August, taking an average of just 17 days to shift off forecourts.
It’s the first time this year the Korean SUV has taken the monthly top spot, but took the crown for 2016’s fastest selling used car.
August’s results also mark the third time this year that diesels have failed to make the national top 10 list.
However, regionally it was an almost equal split, with diesel powered engines positioned first in seven of the 13 regions/countries tracked.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader retailer and consumer products director, said: “The Sportage continues to offer consumers exceptional value and peace of mind, not least because of Kia’s superb seven-year warranty.
“The addition of an all-electric vehicle for the second time ever, coupled with the lack of any diesels in the national top 10, does suggest we’re seeing an important development within the UK used car market. With the ongoing negative rhetoric directed towards diesel and the continued sophistication of EV technology, I’m confident we’ll see more of this over the coming months.”
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