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Will car production cuts help us prepare to come out the other side?

The top story on both BBC News and Telegraph websites today is about UK car production being down 60% in February compared to the same month last year.

For those of us who have been following the state of the automotive industry closely this is not surprising.

AM has written story after story online over past weeks about car makers shutting down plants, reducing hours, making redundancies.

But to see the impact of all those changes cumulatively is quite striking.

All those minor developments have added up to much more. Car production is down almost two thirds on this time last year.

It seems pretty bleak. But these measures have, at best, been put in place to safeguard the future of the manufacturers and in turn, dealers.

When we get out of the pickle many of us have found ourselves in, let’s hope the industry will be ready to make leaps and bounds forward.

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