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