Almost 2,000 cars sold on first day of ‘132’ plates
THE 132-reg era got off to a flying starting with nearly 2,000 cars registered on the first day.
A total of 1,932 new motors with the historic number plate were registered.
Among them were 164 Nissan Qashqais, 149 Ford Focus models and 136 VW Golfs.
The sprightly start will encourage dealers but it should be borne in mind that many of the 1,932 registered would have been pre-ordered for weeks.
In an ordinary year they would have been registered in June, which suffered an unprecedented 75pc slump in sales this year.
A more accurate reflection of buying trends will emerge over the next week or so.