Jato Dynamics said there are signs that “big issues need to be addressed” to ensure that Europe’s automotive sector delivers a COVID-19 recovery following an 18% decline in August new car registrations.
Vertu Motors chief executive Robert Forrester has said that the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) June registrations data “didn’t tell the right story”, insisting that the reality was far more positive.
"This is not a recovery and barely a restart," warned SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes today as its data showed 145, 377 new cars were registered in June, the first month out of lockdown for car showrooms in England and Northern Ireland.
Mazda UK sales director Peter Allibon has said that 2020 new car registrations forecasts have had to rely on some “fairly major assumptions” on what can be achieved by retailers before the end of the year.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has said that it is vital that Government and car manufacturers “evaluate a support package that stimulates the market” following April’s 97.3% sales slump.
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