Car sales chuff along even as Brexit doom dents big-ticket spending | Larry Elliott

Scandal over diesel emissions is a bigger factor in explaining last year’s sales dip

Spare a thought for the car dealer waiting for the next customer to wander into a showroom choc-a-bloc with gleaming unsold saloons. Car sales last year were well down on 2017 – falling by almost 7% . Contrary to some of the more lurid headlines, though, this is not an economic cataclysm.

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