Tuesday February 18, 2020

Into the great wide open: What will 2019 have in store?

The fortunes of the motoring sector are becoming harder to predict, and this year we’ll see no further than the headlights

30th December, 2018

This coming week, the ‘191’ new car registration period begins and with it an awful lot of unknowns for the industry. Will buyers finally switch to electric vehicle ownership in big numbers? Will diesel sales continue to decline? Will the crossover/SUV still dominate the sales charts? Will people continue to worry about the potential effects of Brexit on our economy? Will used car imports continue to rise? I can’t answer any of those questions with...

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