The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have teamed-up to publish assets and advice to help car retailers re-open safely after COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
Car manufacturers and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have been accused of “scaremongering” in their efforts to lobby the UK Government over its 2030 ban on diesel and petrol cars.
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive, Mike Hawes, has suggested that the immediate re-opening car dealerships represents the “fastest way to UK automotive manufacturing recovery”.
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”.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that used car dealers delivered four consecutive months of sales growth in 2020 – despite months of enforced showroom closures in COVID-19 lockdown.
The UK’s franchised car retailers have been praised for their ability to adapt and meet the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic after the SMMT reported a 29.4% decline in new car registrations during 2020.
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Mike Hawes has said he fears a “New Year nightmare” for UK car manufacturers if the UK Government and EU fail to reach a trade agreement.
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