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Coronavirus: How can the car industry hope to recover?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Staff at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant were already wearing masks before it closed in March For weeks, the UK’s motor industry has been in suspended animation. Showrooms have been closed. Vast factories, which normally produce hundreds of cars every day for sale here and abroad, have been standing idle. But now the sector is… Read more →

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Coronavirus: NI new car sales plunge by 99%

Image copyright Getty Images Just 24 new cars were sold in Northern Ireland in April, according to figures compiled by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Car show rooms were closed during April as a result of coronavirus. That meant sales collapsed by more than 99% when compared to the 4060 new cars sold in the same month… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK car sales plunge to lowest level since 1946

Image copyright Getty Images New car registrations almost ground to a halt in April after coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced, the motor industry has said. Preliminary figures from industry body the SMMT show only 4,000 cars were registered, the lowest monthly level since 1946. April’s figure marked a 97% plunge in sales from the same month last year. The closure… Read more →