(Nissan Australia is approved to sell the Leaf for models built AFTER 25 April 2019).
Secondhand and new Gen 2 Leaf’s are available for import from Japan providing they were built within the eligible date range above.
So how does the price compare ?
Nissan Australia’s “starting price” is $54,492 AUD driveaway – for the base model.
At the time of this post – secondhand direct import price from Japan for as new examples with 5,000 km to 20,000 km (grade 4.5 and 5 cars) was from $35,000 to $40,000 plus on road costs depending on spec level and $42,000 to $47,000 plus on road costs for the NISMO Edition model (@ 74 Yen to the dollar).
Many Leaf’s available in Japan come with factory optional extras, some of which may not be available to order in Australia.
Being a relatively new model, prices will depreciate quickly in Japan so direct import will become an even more attractive option over time.