Big Island auto sales suppressed by pandemic

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Sales consultant Bob Holcomb stands between two automobiles at Big Island Toyota in Hilo on Wednesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Sales representative Chuck Paulino and sales manager Jaime Kerr stand by a new Ford Mustang at Orchid Isle Motors in Hilo on Wednesday.

Sales of new automobiles were down nearly 18% on the Big Island in 2020 compared to the year prior.