Firm reports’ a lot of pent up demand’ but more interest in used vehicles than new ones

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Sajul Islam has had his eye on a new seven-seater Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace throughout the coronavirus lockdown, and he took his chance on Monday as car dealerships across England opened their doors for the first time in more than about two months.

“I’ve been waiting for weeks for this showroom to open up again, ” Islam said, as he haggled over last-minute dismiss with the salesman from behind a perspex screen inside the Marshall VW dealership in Loughton, Essex. “My family has grown during the lockdown, and we need more space; that’s why I elect this seven-seater.”

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