And dealerships up and down the country seem to be enjoying a busy spell of activity as customers arrive to pick up their sparkling new cars.
Among the first to receive their new vehicle were customers Mr & Mrs Lathan (pictured) who picked up a new Civic at Honda Durham, part of the Vertu Motors Group.
Sales manager Chris Short told us: ‘Things have been pretty busy so far, although the March plate-change was busier for us this year. That’s also likely to be the case next year with the timings of the new product coming through.
‘We have got quite a few cars going out today though so things are pretty positive. There are some good offers and deals on at the moment attracting people to the Honda brand.’
At Lancaster Skoda, Milton Keynes, Mr and Mrs Tearle picked up a new Yeti from Keith Giddings – one of 12 new vehicles going out today from the dealership.
Sales manager Vickie Walton told us: ‘We’re really busy – stacked out in fact!’
Twitter was full of news of dealership activity today with businesses reporting that dozens of happy customers were taking to the road in new cars.
Derby Seat had put 10 new cars on the road by 9am!
And the Greenhous Group, which operates across Shropshire and the West Midlands, was also busy with customers calling in to collect their vehicles.
Pictured here, Tom Oliver receives his Aygo X-Cite from Greenhous Toyota Shrewsbury sales executive John Davidson. What’s more, it’s John’s first handover since joining the company two weeks ago.
The Seward Group, serving the Portsmouth area in south-east Hampshire, had a hectic time, completing 17 handovers during the course of the day.
Meanwhile Blackshaws counted the ’64-reg’ to be a resounding success.
Boss William Blackshaw told us: ‘We have 60 orders for 64-reg. Among the customer deliveries on September 1, we handed over a new car to my mum!
‘This has been our best start to a September and also a March, so we are forecasting a record month for units. I am confident the year will continue to be a success and I think the manufacturers have confidence in volume allowing stronger deals to be offered.’
— nick harding (@nick_nharding34) September 1, 2014
Roddy McAlistair sold a brand new 911 to an 87-year old customer who was scheduled to pick it up at midnight…
— Rod McAllister (@roddymcallister) August 31, 2014
Southend Audi is welcoming customers to its showroom with coffee and pastries…
— Southend Audi (@SouthendAudi) September 1, 2014
Shortly after 9am, Alan Day Volkswagen handed over a 64-reg Up to a delighted Mr Lawson
— Alan Day Volkswagen (@AlanDayVW) September 1, 2014
And Mini Westerly Barstable proved to Twitter it had handed over a brand new Mini hatch on the dot of midnight…
— Westerly MINI (@miniwesterly) September 1, 2014
Meanwhile Peter Vardy Aberdeen is handing over more than 60 cars today…
— PV Aberdeen (@PV_aberdeen) September 1, 2014
- How are things going at YOUR dealership? Email us at [email protected] or call (023) 9252 2434. We’d be happy to put your handover pictures online and tell everyone how you’re doing!