COVID-19 has greatly effected the automotive sector, so we brought top headlines together in one place to keep you up-to-date.

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OVERALL IMPACT

COVID-19 shut down 93% of all US auto production

Lexus Suddenly Postpones New IS Debut Over “Recent Global Situation” - Added 6/5/2020

U.S. Auto Sales Were Down Up To 50% In April, But It’s Not As Bad As Many Were Expecting

For the First Month Ever, More People Bought Pickups Than Cars - Added 5/5/2020

Mopar’s Latest Package Includes A UV Light And An Air Purifier - Added 5/4/2020

Amid Covid-19 Disruptions, Parents Have Tools to Help Teen Drivers - Added 5/2/2020

Transportation Isn’t Going to Be the Same after Pandemic: Study - Added 5/1/2020

Audi, VW, Porsche Extend Warranty By Three Months For Free - Added 4/30/2020

Ram Rebel TRX Could Still Debut this June, Despite Detroit Auto Show Cancellation - Added 4/29/2020

Jaguar Land Rover Won’t Let Pandemic Delay Development Of All-New Range Rover - Added 4/29/2020

VW, FCA, Porsche, Tesla Ready to Restart Car Production amid COVID-19 - Added 4/29/2020

Lincoln Cancels Plan to Build Electric Vehicle on Rivian's Platform - Added 4/28/2020

GM Moving Forward With Preparations to Restart Plants - Added 4/27/2020

Volvo Might Cut Back On Facelifts And R&D Projects To Save Money - Added 4/23/2020

Nissan Temporarily Shutters Global Headquarters, Japanese Factories - Added 4/23/2020

New Production Restart Dates for Toyota, Hyundai - Added 4/9/2020

Global Pandemic May Hit Luxury Brands the Hardest - Added 4/9/2020

Production has been suspended at luxury brands Aston Martin, Bugatti, Jaguar-Land Rover, Volvo, Tesla, and more until at least April 20th

Some luxury-brand dealership acquisitions are falling through

BUYER ASSISTANCE

Infiniti Introduces Digital Purchasing and At-Home Test Drives - Added 6/2/2020

Luxury brands Genesis, INFINITI, Maserati, and Lexus are offering payment relief or special financing to help retain customers or improve sales

At-home vehicle delivery is offered by luxury brands Acura, Audi, Cadillac, INFINITI, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Tesla

PRODUCT DELAYS

BMW will hold a digital-only premiere of its new 4-Series due to the pandemic

Chevrolet is moving the production launch of the already-revealed refreshed Traverse - it will now debut as a 2022 model.

Cadillac is delaying the launch of their all-electric CUV, the Lyric

Lucid is delaying the launch of the all-electric Air

Rivian is delaying the launch of their R1T and R1S models

SALES IMPACT

Tesla announces record Q1 deliveries despite pandemic

Porsche deliveries down 20%

This chart shows the impact COVID-19 has had on automotive sales across brands by comparing sales this time last year vs now:

COVID-19 Sales Impact