By Ross Lebeter. Associate Consultant – Automotive Recruitment, JGA UK.
A report from Experian of Automotive Industry sales figures confirmed that a total of 1,804,871 used cars were sold between April and June 2013, this is in comparison to 1,726,627 in the same quarter of 2012. This is an overall rise of 4.5% and shows the first year-on-year increase in sales during Q2 since records began in 2005.
A significant rise is sales was experienced in all areas compared to the second quarter of 2012, except one.
The biggest rise was in the super-mini area with a 7.5% increase. This includes the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall’s Corsa
The only sector which failed to achieve an increase war the upper-medium which saw a drop of 3.2%
Hybrid and Electric models’ sales continue to rise and saw increases of 35.5% and 14.3% respectively.
The largest section of the markets still held by petrol models (over 65% of the market share), also saw a small rise of 1.1%
The South East of England was the best performing region, witnessing a year-on-year increase of 6.9%
Greater London however was at the other end of the scale, seeing an small but impressive increase of 1.6% more sales in this quarter. The Ford Focus remains the best-selling used car with over 159,000 units sold between April to June 2013.