Japanese cars are very heavily imported to Kenya. The popularity of Japanese-made cars is mainly due to two things. First, second-hand cars from Japan are extremely affordable and the second is that Japanese cars are known worldwide for their technologically advanced features, high efficiency, and durability.
Online car auctions are many and varied as well, These auctions are only available to Japanese Used car dealers but we can help you find a car you need through the help of Kobe Motor.
What are the advantages of buying Japanese cars?
Japanese used cars are not only up to par with competitive automotive standards but it also offers full transparency on the history of the car for prospective buyers. Other advantages of buying second-hand Japanese brands are as follows:
Wide range of products From Stocks and Japanese Car Auction
Japan offers a wide range of cars from big-name brands such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, etc. Each of these manufacturers has its lines of sedans, hatchbacks, vans. SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, and hatchbacks. The choice is then never a problem when it comes to Japanese cars.
Also, the automotive industry in Japan is very competitive and strict as well. Thus, all japan manufactured cars have to adhere to strict rules and standards of quality and efficiency.
All of these cars are available as well in numerous auction houses. There are over 5000 cars in stock and 140,000 more at the Japanese Car Auction, We can surely find what you need! Also, second-hand cars are always offered at affordable prices whilst retaining their great shape and quality.
We have recently Shipped a number of cars to Mombasa! you can purchase these cars immediately and all these cars have already passed Pre-Shipment Inspections and are already on the way to Mombasa! You can drive it home as soon as it arrives!
Sheet report for all used cars
Cars in Japanese auction houses also come with an auction sheet. This sheet shows the history and mileage of the car. You can then use the auction sheet report to approximate the condition of the car that you want. This sheet also gives a background on the repair and damage that the car underwent through. repairs and damage if any that the car underwent through.
Advanced technology and durability
Japan is the land of technology and due to the very competitive automotive industry in the market, the cars in Japan are always equipped with the latest innovations and up-to-date safety features.
land of technology and because of the competitive automotive industry in the domestic market, Japanese cars are equipped with the latest technologies and up-to-date safety features.
Follows different shipment laws for each country.
Kobe Motor Makes sure that all cars pass Pre-Shipment Inspections before even shipping the car!
One of the best factors of importing Japanese cars is that they are amenable to importing anywhere in the world. However, buyers should also be aware of the different laws in their country to ensure the seamless and hassle-free acquisition of assets.
What are the cheapest cars to Import from Japan to Kenya?
Japan offers many choices and variants of cars to choose from. But, the cars on the market that are worth having and at the same time affordable are:
- Toyota Probox NCP51
- Toyota Probox NCP55
- Toyota Probox NCP50
- Toyota Probox NCP160
- Toyota Probox New Shape
- Toyota Fielder NZE164
- Toyota Matatu KDH206
- Toyota Matatu KDH201
- Nissan Note II E12
How to Import Cars from Japan to Kenya?
Some rules and regulations need to be followed when one imports a car from Japan to Kenya. These rules are not overly complicated but they must be followed strictly. Rules for car importation are defined by the Kenya Bureau of Standard in coordination with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
Rules to be adhered to when importing used cars are given as follows:
- A car should not be more than 8 years old from the date of manufacture if it is below 1500cc
- A car should not be more than 5 years old from the date of manufacture if it is above 1500cc
- The date of registration and date of manufacture should be within a year
- Only right-hand driven cars are allowed in Kenya except for special purpose vehicles
- All imported cars must go through needed certifications to be cleared for use
- All cars must be inspected by the Japanese Export Vehicle Inspection Center (JEMVIC) before leaving their source port
- KRA requires that all imported cars have a dealer to mediate between imported car seller and buyer
The first process to driving your dream imported car is getting in touch with a Japanese Auction House. There are 200,000 auction houses available in Japan. You can easily reach them through their company websites. Each vehicle also comes with an auction sheet that the buyer can check to get an idea of the history, mileage, and repairs done to the car.
Auction houses usually employ a bidding process when selling cars. Be sure to check the start and end of the bidding dates. Bid winners are informed of the final price through email. Payment for cars to be imported also always includes freight charges.
Once the car has been imported to your country in this case, Kenya you would need to pay customs the charges. The fees usually charged by KRA are as follows
- 25% of selling price as import duty
- 2% of the CIF amount for Import Declaration Fee (IDF)
- 25% to 30% of excise tax
- 16% as VAT
Once all taxes are paid you then would need to register your car before taking it out of the port. The necessary documents are:
- Owner’s passport
- JEMVIC inspection certificate
- KRA pin
- Vehicle foreign logbook to validate ownership
- Bill of lading and original car registration
- Port release order
- Insurance coverage document
- Import declaration form
- Clean report finding
- Import duty receipt
Presentation of all necessary documents will then render your car ready for release and you are free to register your car in Kenya.