Record sales of used cars in 2016

The used car market has been steadily growing over the past few years and the first half of 2016 proved to be best yet. More than 4.18 million used cars have been sold between January and June this year in the United Kingdom, that’s 300,000 more than in the first half of 2015. The rise in sales also means that this is the first time ever that numbers have reached more than four million in the first half of any year recorded. The survey suggested that London was Britain’s used car capital, with more used cars bought here than anywhere else. Birmingham and Leeds were also at the top of the list for the locations were the most used cars were purchased.

What’s the best month to buy a used car?

The figures recorded from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that the most popular month for buying and selling used cars was April, just after the March plate change. There were more than 760,000 used cars sold in this month alone around the UK.

What is the best-selling used car?

Super minis and small cars dominated the use car sales between January and June. 33.9% of sales were superminis and small car sales accounted for a quarter of total sales at 27.2%.

Buying a used car from Wheatley Car Centre

Here at Wheatley Car Centre we are dedicated to finding the right used car for you. Whether you’re looking for the more popular supermini or small car, or even something a little bigger to transport the whole family we are sure there is a car here for you! Take a look at our stock of used cars and if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact our friendly, knowledgeable team who will be able to assist you. Call our Wheatley Car Centre team today on 01865 874046.

Added: 31 August 2016