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Coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer car sales

Buyers are returning to dealers, but sales are still way down.


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It’s hard to believe, but the second quarter of the year has come to a close. For automakers, it wasn’t great news when it comes to sales, as you might expect.

As more automakers release their Q2 results, we’ll update this story and include them below. It’s worth noting there was one fewer selling day in June, with 25 days compared to 26 days in 2019.

Acura

The Japanese luxury brand reported sales dropped by 28% in Q2. The RDX was a bright spot in June

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FCA, GM report big car sales drops due to coronavirus pandemic

Buyers are returning to dealers, but sales are still way down.


Maskot/Getty Images

It’s hard to believe, but the second quarter of the year has come to a close. For automakers, it wasn’t great news when it comes to sales, as you might expect.

As more automakers release their Q2 results, we’ll update this story and include them below. So far, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Mazda and Hyundai have reported their results. It’s worth noting there was one fewer selling day in June, with 25 days compared to 26 days in 2019.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The US automaker

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FCA, Hyundai report big car sales drops due to coronavirus pandemic

Buyers are returning to dealers, but sales are still way down.


Maskot/Getty Images

It’s hard to believe, but the second quarter of the year has come to a close. For automakers, it wasn’t great news when it comes to sales, as you might expect.

As more automakers release their Q2 results, we’ll update this story and include them below. So far, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Hyundai have reported their results.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The US automaker saw sales decline by 39% year-over-year in Q2. Not a single FCA brand posted a gain, not even crown jewels Ram and Jeep.

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Volkswagen nixes Turkish car factory, blames slowing car sales, coronavirus


Volkswagen

Turkey will no longer be home to a future Volkswagen car factory. The Financial Times first reported the decision Wednesday, with VW citing slowing car sales.

VW confirmed the decision with Roadshow. A spokesperson added, “The reason behind this is the collapse in demand on the global automotive market due to the corona crisis and a subsequent extreme shift in the growth trend. From today’s point of view it is thus not necessary to expand capacities.”

Car sales globally plummeted in the wake

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