Used EVs and hybrids top Aston Barclay’s desirability index for the first time

Aston Barclay has revealed its desirability Index for October, with the electric Hyundai IONIQ the most in-demand used car across both its physical and online auction channels.

The Toyota Prius was in second place while the Kia Niro, Tesla Model 3, and Lexus NX also appeared in the top 25, reinforcing how zero and low emission used cars are starting to grow in popularity.

The demand for premium SUVs and saloon cars also remains strong with the Range Rover Velar, Mercedes Benz GLC and E Class, BMW X5 and X6, Jaguar XF and F-Pace, and Audi Q5 continuing to appear in the index.

Martin Potter, Aston Barclay’s Managing Director – Customer said: “Our latest index highlights the increased desire for electric and hybrids as used cars. More consumers are considering owning EVs for the first time which is increasing the demand in the wholesale market. With the extended lead times currently facing the industry, consumers are maintaining their focus on the premium used car market. Dealers continue to compete for the same stock to satisfy consumer demand which is fuelling price rises.”

Aston Barclay’s index takes into consideration three key metrics: web views prior to sale, number of physical and online bids per sale, and the sale price achieved as a percentage of CAP average.


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