Changes to emissions legislation forces some dealers to buy their own cars
Drive-My understands a selection of Porsche Centres in the UK have preregistered 992s for the first time. The unprecedented move, which has not been confirmed by Porsche GB, is commonplace in the wider automotive industry, and usually allows franchises and manufacturers to hit sales targets within a specific timeframe.
However, our industry insider says the move is down to an emissions deadline, with ‘new’ cars currently sitting on forecourts needing to be registered by August 31st in order to comply with updated EU regulations. A preregistered vehicle means the dealer becomes the first name on the vehicle’s log book.