Leaf 62kWh Import Cheaper than Aussie 40kWh !

Leaf 62kWh Import Cheaper

Leaf 62kWh import for an as new 2019 model e+X or e+G now costs substantially less than the Nissan Australia new price for the lower power / range 40kWh model.

So how much cheaper is it to import a 62kWh Leaf from Japan compared to the Australian new price for a 40kWh model, and what’s the difference ?

Let’s compare the prices and options.

Below is the Nissan Leaf 40kWh ‘driveaway’ price at the time of this post, $53,190.

Nissan Leaf 40kWh price

Or $49,990 before on road costs:

Nissan Leaf 40kWh detailed pricing

The Aussie delivered 40kWh model has a choice of 6 colours – white, white with black roof, light or dark grey, black or red:

Leaf 40kW colour options Aust

Nissan Japan offers 14 colour options on their 62kWh models including light and dark blue, yellow and orange plus different body / roof combinations:

Leaf 62kWh import colour options Japan

If you buy an Australian delivered 40kWh Leaf you get one interior trim – dark leather.

Nissan Japan offers four different options, light / dark cloth or leather:

Leaf 62kWh import leather interior 1

Leaf 62kWh import leather interior 2 Leaf 62kWh import cloth interior 1

Leaf 62kWh import cloth interior 2

What does a Leaf 62kW import cost direct from Japan ?

At the time of this post, 2019 Nissan Leaf e+X 62kWh and e+G 62kWh models in near new condition with 2,000 km to 15,000 km ranged between 2.15 and 2.6 million Yen to buy at auction in Japan.

This is equivalent to approx. $42,000 to $49,000 complied in Australia, plus on road costs @ 71 Yen to the dollar.

See a recent example sourced to order – 2019 Nissan Leaf 62kWh e+X

Naturally, prices constantly change as vehicles age and new models are released – near new cars (and electric cars in particular due to rapidly improving technology) usually depreciate in Japan at a rate of 15% to 20% per year for the first few years.

So these near new 62kWh Leaf’s will become even better value for money over time, and more will be available to choose from.

Exchange rates also fluctuate and affect pricing, so for the most up to date prices please get in touch with us for a current estimate on the specification you want.

We can provide recent sales data in Japan for any model to show you exactly what has sold, and what it would cost you to import to Australia, with a complete cost breakdown – no hidden costs, ever.

Want a NISMO or AUTECH version ? No problem.

We can source ANY of the 62kWh models right up to current production, and we can even order a new Leaf to your exact specification from Nissan Japan just for you.

Resale value – Leaf 62kWh import vs new Aussie-delivered 40kWh model

As soon as you exit the Nissan Aust dealer yard in your new Leaf and head out onto the open road your car just lost about 5% – 10% of its value and will probably depreciate by 20% or more, just in the first 12 months.

In contrast, the Leaf 62kWh import (in secondhand but near new condition) has already depreciated in Japan and will be worth conservatively 10% MORE on the Australian market than what you paid for it once it lands here.

Not only that, but it will probably retain the full value of what it cost you for at least the first 12 months you own it.

Bear in mind that the price difference in Japan between the new 40kWh and 62kWh e+ battery models is roughly 600,000 to 800,000 Yen depending on model spec.

Once import costs are factored in that equates to a new price in Australia for the 62kWh model (if Nissan offered them here) at around $60,000 plus on road costs.

So not only will direct import get you a much better 62kWh Leaf at a lower initial cost, with more power and 40%+ greater range, it will also save you a considerable amount of money over time by holding its value.

How does the Leaf 62kWh import perform on the road ?

The 62kWh model has a very usable range of 458 km – 570 km (42% further than the 40kWh model at 322 km – 400 km) coupled with good performance of around 7 seconds for 0-100 km:

62kWh to 40kWh range comparison:

Leaf Gen 2 Import range

Is Leaf 62kWh import from Japan difficult ?

No, it’s easy ! We have been professionally sourcing cars to order for over 20 years and will help you every step of the way through our streamlined process.

Nissan Leaf import is quite straightforward and you can select anything you like using our service.

See how to buy a Nissan Leaf from auction in Japan

How direct import works, step by step

How do I see the Leaf’s that are available in Japan ?

The 62kWh model is fairly new so you can expect to see a handful of nice options going through auction in Japan every month to choose from. The numbers will increase as they approach 2 to 3 years old in Japan and are traded in.

Free Trial our automated Auction Alerts system here, this will email you alerts as vehicles come up for auction.

View 3 months of past sales data for the Nissan Leaf Gen 2 (AZE1)


The latest 62kW model has a 60 minute fast charge option:

62kW Leaf Charging indicator

62kW Leaf Charging Port

60 min quick charge

Please note that the Japanese charging cable is not technically compliant with Australian electrical regulations, so we recommend purchasing an Australian charging cable through one of the following suppliers:



EVolution Australia

Gelco Services

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Our import service includes in person inspection of vehicles on auction day – we check running condition as well as inside, outside and underneath – with more pictures provided and details including any faults not mentioned on the auction report.

For the Nissan Leaf we also check the exact SOH (state of health) readings for the battery using Leaf Spy software, and screenshot the readout for you.

See example auction inspections

We also check for factory recalls and past auction records.

Browse 3 months of auction results plus upcoming vehicles

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