The automotive industry has been dealt a huge blow by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)—perhaps greater than any other global catastrophe in the modern times.
Many car manufacturers were compelled to shut down operations at plants, dealerships, and other touch points in the auto supply chain, all in an attempt to curb the effects of the virus.
Many of these manufacturers work to ensure they are not in the red when operation resumes, some modified their business model, either providing customers with a way to purchase cars while remaining on lockdown or extending warranty and maintenance, and even payment periods for customers.
Others chose to shift their operations to providing medical equipment and protective gear.
How long these