Some countries like China have started flattening the curve amid this COVID-19 pandemic, which means restrictions are starting to be lifted in certain places and businesses have started resuming operations.
Bentley is one automotive manufacturer that has now resumed operations in mainland China. As of this writing, all 40 Bentley dealerships across the People’s Republic have already reopened. In addition to this, Bentley has also started deliveries of the all-new Flying Spur in the country.
“During this difficult time, a series of practices were in place to protect the well-being of our stakeholders and safeguard services for our customers,” said Bentley Motors Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao managing director Kim Airey. “We have been paying close attention to developments surrounding the outbreak and are now pleased to be able to reopen our showrooms, with robust safety measures put in place, and allow customers back in to experience the extraordinary Bentley lineup.”
While retailers in China going back in business won’t necessarily affect operations in our market, it’s still nice to know that automotive companies are starting to pick up the pieces left behind by the coronavirus outbreak.
As for our case, there’s no telling when the Philippine automotive industry can begin preps for a restart, especially since the enhanced community quarantine has been extended until May 15. For now, all we can do is stay at home and wait. We’ll be sure to keep you posted, though, so watch this space for further updates.