Covid-19 slammed the brakes on Britain’s £82bn-a-year car industry.
With the lockdown forcing dealers to shut, sales collapsed in April, falling 97pc to just 4,321 vehicles, building on a 44pc plunge the previous month.
The Government has now said that showrooms can open from June 1, recognising these normally spacious operations are able to implement social distancing with measures such as unaccompanied test drives being introduced.
But even if the industry can sell cars, will there be motorists willing to buy them?
The pandemic has caused the greatest economic shock the UK has ever seen and Tim Urquhart, principal automotive