Usually new cars lose thousands the moment they are registered, not now though

In my last video I talked about rising used car prices and sales thanks to data from Autotrader – I even listed the top 5 makes and models that have grown most in value year on year. But there’s another list – cars less than 12 months old worth more than the equivalent new car price. Yeah, I know, ridiculous right? Normally a new car loses thousands the moment you drive it off the forecourt.

However a slow post-covid restart of production, and a worldwide shortage of computer chips, semi-conductors and other components such lithium for batteries for EVs are slowing down new car production and reducing supply.

So new Land Rover Defenders are worth up to over 23% more than new ones with a long waiting list. Meanwhile the pocket-rocket GR Toyota Yaris can be up to 20% more, so buy it for 31 grand and sell for 37k!

Bizarrely there’s also the Dacia Sandero Stepway that jumps by 5.57% or about a grand. What even is that?

There’s also stuff like the Volkswagen ID3, Audi RS4 Avant, Volvo XC40, and Honda Civic – even though an all-new version is coming. Bonkers!

https://plc.autotrader.co.uk/press-centre/auto-trader-retail-price-index/

Current used car models aged up to 12 months, exceeding new car equivalent RRP:
Make Model Fuel type Variant / trim New
(RRP) £ up to
12 months % movement
Land Rover Defender 90 Diesel 3.0 D250 MHEV X-Dynamic SE
Auto 4WD (s/s) 3dr £57,960 £71,474 23.31
Land Rover Defender 90 Diesel 3.0 D250 MHEV SE
Auto 4WD (s/s) 3dr £58,120 £69,920 20.3
Toyota Yaris Petrol 1.6T GR AWD 3dr £30,875 £36,990 19.8
Toyota Yaris Petrol 1.6T GR Circuit AWD 3dr £34,080 £36,999 8.56
Land Rover Defender 110 Diesel 3.0 D250 MHEV X-Dynamic S
Auto 4WD (s/s) 5dr £62,350 £66,844 7.2
Land Rover Defender 110 Diesel 3.0 D250 MHEV X-Dynamic SE
Auto 4WD (s/s) 5dr £66,115 £70,000 5.87
Dacia Sandero Stepway Petrol 1.0 TCe Prestige Stepway
CVT (s/s) 5dr £15,155 £16,000 5.57
Land Rover Range Rover
Sport Diesel 3.0 D300 MHEV HSE
Auto 4WD (s/s) 5dr £73,115 £77,000 5.31
Land Rover Defender 90 Diesel 3.0 D250 MHEV X-Dynamic S
Auto 4WD (s/s) 3dr £57,466 £59,995 4.4
Land Rover Range Rover
Evoque Diesel 2.0 D165 MHEV R-Dynamic S
Auto 4WD (s/s) 5dr £41,825 £43,563 4.15
Land Rover Defender 90 Diesel 3.0 D250 MHEV First Edition
Auto 4WD (s/s) 3dr £57,660 £59,999 4.05
Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Electric Pro S 77kWh Tour
Auto 5dr £41,410 £42,980 3.79
Dacia Sandero Petrol 1.0 TCe Comfort (s/s) 5dr £12,305 £12,700 3.21
Land Rover Defender 110 Diesel 2.0 SD4 S Auto 4WD (s/s) 5dr £57,165 £58,844 2.93
Audi RS4 Avant Petrol 2.9 TFSI V6 Nogaro Edition Avant
Tiptronic quattro (s/s) 5dr £80,900 £82,995 2.58
Volvo XC40 Petrol 1.5 T3 R-Design
Auto (s/s) 5dr £33,735 £34,350 1.82
Volvo XC40 Petrol 1.5 T3 R-Design Pro
Auto (s/s) 5dr £36,710 £36,990 0.76
Land Rover Range Rover
Velar Petrol
Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 P400e 13.6kWh R-Dynamic SE
Auto 4WD (s/s) 5dr £70,485 £70,844 0.5
Honda Civic Petrol 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R
Sport Line (s/s) 5dr £35,950 £35,990 0.11
BMW X6 Diesel Hybrid 3.0 40d MHT M Sport
Auto xDrive (s/s) 5dr £69,930 £69,950 0.02
Fiat 500e C Electric 42kWh La Prima Auto 2dr £32,995 £32,995 0

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