The Kia showroom on Hamsgar Street (Photo: Keinan Cohen)
In a move not remembered since the Gulf War, car importers will close their showrooms today at noon, as a sign of solidarity with the general strike in the economy.
The Automobile Importers Association stated that "the management of the Automobile Importers Association backs the decision of the General Histadrut and the heads of the economy and joins their call to unify the ranks and stop the legislation."
The showrooms will close at 13:00 and it is not yet clear when they will reopen.
The service centers and the spare parts supply system will continue to operate as usual.
Suzuki's showroom in Tel Aviv (photo: Yehcat)
In the first two months of this year, importers delivered more than 76,000 new cars, an increase of 21.7% compared to the same period last year.
The jump is mainly explained by the arrival of car inventory that was missing last year, mainly electric vehicles.
However, in recent weeks there are signs of a slowdown in the market, especially in the luxury models, against the background of the rise in interest rates that will make car financing more expensive, the crisis in high-tech and the political uncertainty that causes many to delay large deals.
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