A What Car? survey of 2,359 in-market car buyers has found that 59% are now poised to purchase on April 12 following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on the re-opening of retail after COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
Franchised car dealers emerged as the automotive retail sector’s most trusted operators as 95% of car buyers told What Car? they were comfortable with the prospect of visiting showrooms when ‘COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’ is lifted.
Car retail bosses have voiced concern that a failure to re-open car showrooms in-time for the March number plate change will impact jobs and the economy, claiming “MPs fundamentally do not understand business”.
Auto Trader has reported a 1.6 million uplift in the volumes of visitors to its online car marketing platform and record consumer confidence amid KPIs which could indicate another post-lockdown sales boom.
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