The cost of importing a car from Japan to Kenya depends on various factors such as the car make, model, year of manufacture, grading, mileage etc. You can find the pricing of your favourite car on our website, or you can call/email us for an accurate quote.
On average, it takes 6-8 weeks to import a car from Japan to Kenya.
The first step to importing a car from Japan is to decide on car make and model, required specs and budget. The next step is to deal with a reputable importer. Click here to see the complete process of importing a car with Autoassista.
Japanese auctions rely on a sophisticated system of inspecting cars, and as such, the auction sheet is quite reliable. On our part, we ensure that we give you all the necessary information about a vehicle before we purchase it for you.
Yes. Diplomats and expatriates typically enjoy a duty-free facility when importing a car. Conditions may vary depending on the organisation and its best to consult your protocol officer. At Autoassista, we have imported hundreds of duty-free cars for various organisations and embassies.
Auction grades are used to show the overall condition of the car. Typically they run from R through 6/7, with grade R being the worst and 6/7 indicating brand new cars. At Autoassista, we recommend importing grade 4 and above. Here is a detailed explanation of various auction grades and what they mean.
Here is a detailed explanation of how to read an auction sheet.
At Autoassista we select a car in consultation with you. We show you various vehicles of varying mileage and depending on your budget and specs settle on one. We have no reason to tamper with mileage as we will select what you are comfortable with.
Yes. The Autoassista car import finance plan is designed to help those customers who would like to import a car through finance from their employer or local bank. Typically these institutions require that the vehicle is in Kenya for it to be financed. Upon receipt of a 30% deposit of the total value of the car, Autoassista will bridge the gap by importing, clearing and registering the vehicle in Kenya. We will then give the logbook to your financing institution for processing. Upon receipt of the 70% balance, we shall release the vehicle to you. You can read more information on our car import finance process here.
Car import duty is calculated based on current retail prices data (CRSP) provided by KRA. Let us know the cars you have in mind for import duty estimates.
If you import a car through Autoassista, you can be sure that your money is safe. We have a physical location in Karen, Nairobi, and so you will not be sending your money to a faceless entity in Japan. We also sign a legally binding sales agreement with all clients.
An NTSA account is required to register a vehicle. These are step-by-step directions on how to go about it.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) requires mandatory inspection of all cars before shipping to Kenya. Currently, these inspections are conducted in Japan by QISJ. The inspection certifies vehicle conformity, mileage, documentation and physical condition, among other aspects. This article has more information on KEBS inspection.
When you import a car through Autoassista, you can be sure that it is safe at the port of Mombasa. We nominate all our vehicles to a secure, indoor terminal within the port monitored by 24 hour CCTV. Since it is indoors, your car is safe from elements such as rain and sun.
We have been importing vehicles from Japan to Kenya since 2008. We have vast experience and a deep understanding of the car import process. We also have thousands of happy clients served over the years.