Car sales stymied by restrictions

On hold: Long storage of vehicles may leave the batteries flat and may require them to be refurbished. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Salesmen and buyers are in a bind as the brakes have been slammed on vehicle production and retail activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the supply chain affected by movement restrictions and demand dampened by the ongoing public health crisis, the automotive industry has already revised downwards its total industry volume (TIV) forecast by 5.6% to 500,000 units.

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