Car sales surged last month, bringing some optimism

The South African automotive industry was already at a tipping point before the Covid-19 pandemic began, and it crashed to levels last seen 20 years ago, following the lockdown restrictions. There is hope for the sector, as April saw a turnaround.

The South African automotive industry was already at a tipping point before the Covid-19 pandemic began, and it crashed to levels last seen 20 years ago, following the lockdown restrictions. There is hope for the sector, as April saw a turnaround.

The South African automotive industry was already at a tipping point before the Covid-19 pandemic began, and it crashed to levels last seen 20 years ago, following the lockdown restrictions that were implemented to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Enter recipient email addressFord Rangers in production at the Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria. There is hope for a recovery in the sector. Picture: FordThere is, however, hope for the sector, as April saw a turnaround in the country’s new vehicle sales statistics for last month, the first month of the year to produce comparable year-on-year numbers.

Source: Abc news