Nissan Ariya Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia
The July 2020+ Nissan Ariya fully electric sedan / SUV crossover B6 (FE0) and B9 (SNFE0) can be imported from Japan to Australia as they are not sold here new by Nissan.
In fact it seems unlikely the Ariya will be sold in Australia anytime soon, perhaps never – according to the following Dec 2023 notice on the Nissan Japan website Nissan is struggling to meet demand for the Japanese domestic market alone, more than 3 years after the model was released.
This would leave direct Ariya import as the only option for Australian buyers wanting one of these cars.
“Regarding the extended delivery time of Nissan Ariya.
“There are currently many constraints on vehicle supply due to delays in parts procurement due to a global semiconductor shortage and supply chain stagnation and confusion due to the unstable global situation. We are making company-wide efforts to recover from this issue, but the issue has not yet been resolved.
“Due to a large number of orders for the Nissan Ariya B6 2WD, we have temporarily suspended order acceptance. In addition, we have received a large number of reservations for the B6 e-4ORCE and B9 limited models. As a result of reviewing our production plans based on the parts supply situation, we now anticipate that the delivery date will be further delayed than previously announced.
“We sincerely apologize to our customers who have been waiting for a long time for any inconvenience caused by the repeated changes. The entire company will continue to work hard to deliver the product as quickly as possible.”
However, we can buy B6 66kWh and B9 91kWh e-4orce Nissan Ariya’s directly from auction in Japan for immediate import to Australia with even the occasional new car available with zero km. Import timeframe is typically around 3 months.
Ariya import model options
Ariya B6 (2WD)
Ariya B6 Limited (2WD)
Ariya 4WD B6 e-4ORCE Limited
Ariya 4WD B9 e-4ORCE Limited
A range of colours are available in Japan, 3 monotone and 6 two-tone for the B6 2WD, details below with pricing in Japanese Yen at Dec 2023:
How does direct Ariya import work ?
Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.
There are a number of Ariya import models going through auction in Japan every week – we can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.
We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.
Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.
We make Ariya import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.
We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !
Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.
Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.
Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.
Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:
Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale
Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades
Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.