Dealers are open again – but who wants to buy a car?

The Telegraph | Jun 1, 2020 at 7:22 PM
  • Thanks to the lifting of lockdown restrictions, car dealers reopened their doors to customers on Monday – but mainly by appointment to avoid overcrowding.
  • The trade body also warned that 2020 is going to be a very bad year for sales, predicting just 1.68m new car registrations, down 27pc on the previous year and the lowest since 1992 when 1.59m new cars were driven off dealer forecourts.
  • Motorists’ current finance deals on cars will also have expired during the lockdown or be close to ending, and this will drive them to make a decision about transport, adds Gupta.