Car dealers in England report strong trade as lockdown eases

Dealership sales driven by pent-up demand but outlook concerns linger

Car dealers have reported relatively strong sales since the government allowed showrooms to reopen in England on Monday morning, more than two months after they were forced to shut in the coronavirus lockdown.

Vertu Motors, a Gateshead-based dealership group, sold 451 cars on Monday and 411 on Tuesday, about 100 more than on an average day, said its chief executive, Robert Forrester.

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Dealership sales driven by pent-up demand but outlook concerns lingerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCar dealers have reported relatively strong sales since the government allowed showrooms to reopen in England on Monday morning, more than two months after they were forced to shut in the coronavirus lockdown.Vertu Motors, a Gateshead-based dealership group, sold 451 cars on Monday and 411 on Tuesday, about 100 more than on an average day, said its chief executive, Robert Forrester. Continue reading…

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