The Ford Transit van entered the best-selling used car list for the first time in 2020, in a year in which online deliveries grew substantially, says AA Cars, the AA’s used car website.
The Ford Transit was the ninth best-selling used vehicle of 2020, as a growing number of people who had lost work or been made redundant turned to delivery driving to bolster their income. With millions of Britons switching to online shopping during the pandemic, one Pound in every three spent on shopping went to an online retailer during some months.
Ford and Vauxhall continue to dominate the list of best-selling cars, with SUVs and smaller family hatchbacks remaining firm favourites.
The iconic city car, the Fiat 500, moved up from ninth to sixth place. Searches on the AA Cars website for the Fiat 500 surged towards the end of lockdown, and this spike in interest may have been driven by commuters keen to swap public transport for a car for their journeys to and from work.
The Nissan Juke and Volkswagen Golf re-entered the top 10 after falling out of the list in 2019. But Mercedes, which had two vehicles in last year’s top 10, failed to get any models into this year’s ranking.
Demand for used cars grew significantly after the relaxation of the UK’s first, nationwide lockdown, with searches on the AA Cars site regularly registering higher in 2020 than in 2019.
The following table shows the best-selling cars of 2020 on AA Cars:
Make and model