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Drivers looking for luxury as Land Rover Evoque crowned heycar’s most popular used car

The Land Rover Evoque has been crowned heycar’s most popular motor of 2020 as drivers increasingly look to treat themselves with their next vehicle.

With lockdowns imposed, holidays cancelled and the uncertainty of Brexit on the horizon, the nation has been turning to ‘posher’ cars to cheer themselves up, their analysis suggests.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class takes second place in the rundown compiled by collating lead data from heycar’s site.

In third place is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with the Audi A1 and Ford Focus also making the top ten.

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The findings come as coronavirus-related supply issues mean buyers had been facing delays of up to four months for a new factory-built car. 

Karen Hilton, Chief Commercial Officer at heycar, says: “As a nation we’ve really been through a lot together over the past twelve months.

“To ensure we all stay safe we’ve had to comply with lockdowns, cancel holidays and avoid unnecessary socialising.

“It’s as a result of these factors, combined with the low cost of borrowing, that we’ve seen a change in behaviour from car-buyers during 2020, who are now looking to treat themselves with higher value vehicles like the Land Rover Evoque which has proved our most popular of the year.

“With the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and C-Class coming in second and third place respectively it shows how much of an appetite there is for vehicles at the top end of the market.”

The most popular nearly-new car model on heycar over the past twelve months has been the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, followed by the Range Rover Evoque. The Volkswagen Golf rounds out the top three.

Audi A1, Range Rover Velar, Volkswagen Polo and BMW 3 Series also make it into the top ten of cars that are under 12 months old.

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