Experts reveal the top used car buys that are rising in value

A surge in demand for petrol, hybrid and electric vehicles has led to a strong used car market in those sectors, according to automotive data experts Cap HPI. With the demonization of diesel cars, motorists are forced to look elsewhere for rock-bottom running costs, leading to impressive resale values for some of the most popular city cars on the market.

The value of used cars overall rose by 0.4 per cent in March, with average values up by 1.2 per cent since the start of the year. That's compared to a 0.7 per cent decline in 2017.