Winter of discontent: Will car sales hit rock bottom?

James Baggott
BMW 335i
BMW 335i


The UK boss of BMW and Mini believes this winter could be the toughest yet for the car market as he fears sales are about to hit rock bottom.

Tim Abbott, the firm's UK managing director, says the car industry is facing a bleak six months which could result in some brands closing dealerships and swathes of staff facing the chop.