‘Positive trading’ since car showroom reopening – NFDA
Responding to the 52.3 per cent fall in May European car registrations, the NFDA says UK showrooms are reporting “positive trading” in the two weeks since reopening. The latest figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) show that the decline has become less severe. In April, sales had declined by 76.3 per cent.
“It is interesting to see that new car registrations showed a slight improvement across Europe in May with a less severe decline than in April, as lockdown measures began to ease and dealers reopened,” said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).
“By comparison, while about 80 per cent of dealerships have now reopened in England and reported two positive trading weeks, it is important to note that a lot of sales were boosted by pent-up demand.
“We will continue to monitor the situation very closely to ensure our industry receives the support it needs going forward.”