Weekly poll – July 2020

Weekly poll: UK new car buyers look to downsize vehicles amid the Covid-19 crisis

More than a fifth of UK new car buyers are considering downsizing their next car as a result of the Covid-19 virus, according to the latest consumer research from What Car?.

In its latest weekly industry poll of 6925 new car buyers, What Car? found nearly a third of respondents said their budget had changed due to Covid-19, with 22% of those stating they’ll be purchasing a smaller vehicle as a result.

What Car? Polling data also revealed that Covid-19 is set to have a positive impact on electric and hybrid vehicle sales, with 23.2% of respondents stating the Covid-19 crisis has prompted them to consider an electric or hybrid vehicle as their next car.