These Are The Automotive Industry’s Winners And Losers So Far This Year

Automakers and car dealers have been taking it on the proverbial chin the last few months in the aftermath of COVID-19. While production had been halted for a time, dealerships managed to stay open by embracing online sales, on-location service and test drives, and no-contact delivery. These efforts helped keep retail sales over the first half of the year down by “only” 19 percent over 2019 stats, according to Kelley Blue Book.