Data from Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for used and new cars, revealed that the 2015 Kia Sportage (petrol manual) was on average, the fastest selling used car in 2017, taking an average of just 24 days to sell.
It was a great year for the Korean manufacturer with four models featuring on the 2017 top 10 – the 2014 Sportage (petrol manual) in fourth place, the 2014 Rio (petrol manual) in fifth, and the 2015 Rio (petrol manual) in ninth. It also marks the second consecutive year the Sportage has taken the crown as the annual champion; the 2014 model (petrol manual) took the top spot in 2016.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader Retailer & Consumer Products Director, said: “What a great year it’s been for Kia and the Sportage in particular, which has consistently featured on the national and regional top 10 lists throughout 2017. And it’s not a surprise. The Sportage offers great styling and family practicality, and of course Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty. Last year we saw the effects of consumer uncertainty, so it’s no wonder so many car buyers were attracted by the great value and peace of mind any new or used Kia can offer.
Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited, commented: “We are delighted that Auto Trader has confirmed that the Kia Sportage was the fastest selling used car for the second year running, and that Kia has four of the top ten fastest sellers. Customers tell us that they love the stand out design of Sportage as well as its ease of use and outstanding quality, which together make it an ideal choice as both a new and a used car. Our industry leading seven-year warranty which is fully transferable to future owners also makes Kia used cars an unbeatable proposition; why wouldn’t you choose a 3-year-old Kia and get 4 years manufacturer warranty which is a year longer than most new cars!”
Westover Kia in both Ferndown and Salisbury continues to enjoy terrific success with the Kia Sportage, across both new and used models. Local customers report that they love the styling, the practicality, the reliability and the quality of the Sportage, often choosing it over other more prestigious brands.
To test drive a new or used Kia Sportage, simply contact Westover's showroom teams and book an appointment.