Following the initial shock of the COVID 19 pandemic, we saw a resurgence in new vehicle sales through the first half of 2021. After more than a year under the spectre of a pandemic, consumers seem to have accepted the new reality, helping them overcome a level of the uncertainty that we’ve seen in the market through much of this period. The removal of international travel has also created opportunities, increasing demand for off-road capable and family vehicles as these international trips are replaced with domestic ones. These trends are reflected in this year’s sales numbers, where we can see a steady recovery across passenger, SUV, and LCV. This has been consistent so far, with each month comfortably outperforming the same period last year.