UK car lobby wants showrooms reopened

Load Error Restarting trade at 4,900 new-car outlets is vital to the industry after a 97% plunge in new-car sales last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement Friday. “Allowing dealers to get back to business will help stimulate consumer confidence and unlock recovery of the wider industry,” Mike Hawes, chief executive officer of the group, said in the statement.