The British car market is recovering at a slow pace

The British car market is recovering at a slow pace

July 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to the results of June, sales of new cars in the Kingdom decreased by 35%.

Experts at the Avtostat analytical agency shared data on new car sales in the UK in June 2020. Last month, residents of Britain bought 145,377 new cars – this result is 34.9% lower than last year for the same period. The main reason for the slow recovery in demand was the closed dealerships in Scotland and Wales, which, unlike England and Northern Ireland, are slowly lifting restrictions due to coronavirus.

Ford continues to hold a leading position among brands in the British car market – last month, dealers of the brand were able to sell 13,622 new cars (-38.2%). German Volkswagen is in second place with a result of 12,431 sold cars (-39.3%). Toyota dealers were pleasantly surprised, who during this difficult period managed to increase sales by 2.7%. In June, the British fleet replenished 11,709 new cars of the Japanese brand.

The fourth position is occupied by the premium German brand BMW with the result of 10 635 cars sold. That BMW showed the worst dynamics among the leaders – “minus” 46.8%.

Another representative of the German automotive industry closes TOP-5 – Mercedes-Benz (9,569 units, -36%).