Franchised dealers have celebrated the arrival of the new 71-plate through their social media channels with pictures of new vehicle handovers as they look forward to a busy month.

How do Number Plates work?

New cars registered from 1 September 2021 onwards will display the new ‘71’ plate.

The number plate system works as follows: the first two letters correspond to where the car is registered in the country, LA to LY for London, and MA to MY for Manchester, for example.

The two numbers are an age identifier, they change every 6 months at the beginning of March and September: 60 for September 2010, and 11 for March 2011, 61 for September 2011, 12 for March 2012 and so on; September 2021’s digits will be 71. The last three letters are allocated randomly and provide the vehicle with a unique identity.

JCT600 - Porsche Sheffield @Porschesheffiel

It’s the 1st of September which can only mean one thing. New plate! Congratulations to all our customers collecting their new Porsche today! We hope you have many happy miles in your new car!”

Vantage Motor Group @VantageMotorGrp

The first #71REG vehicle has left our #Toyota #York centre this morning. Paul and his son Harry were over the moon to drive away in their brand new Toyota GR Yaris. #NewCarDay

Marshall Motor Group @MarshallGroup

#NewRegDay The first new #71plate ready to be collected from

@Marshall_MINI #Hook #Hampshire … and what a beauty it is.

What time are you picking it up?

Sycamore BMW @sycamorebmw

IT'S THE 1ST OF SEPTEMBER! Hello 71 Plate! Congratulations to all of our customers collecting their brand new 71 Plate BMW today.

Ringways Motor Group @Ringways

Joanne came to Ringways today to pick up her brand-new 71 plate car! This is our first handover of the 71 plate We hope Joanne loves her new car!

Listers Toyota @ListersToyota

Another ecstatic customer collecting their brand-new 71 Plate Corolla Hybrid!

Sytner Mercedes Benz @SytnerMB

The new 71 plates are available now. Visit your local Sytner Mercedes-Benz Retailer to get yours today... #Sytner #MercedesBenz #HappyNewCarDay

Hendy Group @HendyGroup

The first of our 71 plate handovers have started here at Kia Portsmouth! Mr Gregory has picked up his brand new Kia Sportage from our Sales Executive Craig.