The Finance and Leasing Association’s (FLA) head of motor finance has said that every effort should be made to keep motorists “in their cars” as coronavirus inhibits some consumers’ ability to make repayments.
BCA has revealed that the average value of a used vehicle rose 1.6% to a record £10,002 at its auctions in February as it praised the sector's resilience in the current COVID-19 coronavirus health crisis.
While Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is still producing cars in the UK (for now), the rest of the UK mass auto industry has effectively shut down, as the devastating economic effects of coronavirus unfold across Europe, disrupting supply chains and dramatically reducing demand.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and automotive sector analysts have expressed an inability to speculate over the economic impact of coronavirus as businesses grow increasingly “anxious over the duration” of the outbreak’s impact.
Automotive retail sector analysts suggested that the limited eligibility of many business benefits announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2020 could limit the advantages for the automotive retail sector.