Demand for Japanese Used Vehicles  in  East and South Africa

Japanese automobiles are world famous for their high quality as well as impeccable performance. All Japanese used automobiles have to follow the strict rules laid down by Japanese road regulations. Thus, all Japanese used vehicles are well maintained. Because of its excellent quality used Japanese vehicles are in big demand worldwide. East & South African countries in particular have a big demand for used Japanese automobiles.

Shiotsu Autotrade - Used Car and Truck Exporter from Japan

Shiotsu Autotrade is one of leading used Japanese automobile exporters. Shiotsu Autotrade exports wide range of automobiles which includes new automobile as well as used ones.

We have wide range of used Japanese vehicles in stock from which you can select your desired vehicle. Apart from this, we can also find your vehicle of choice from major Japanese used car auctions. All used vehicles which we own, undergoes through strict assessment. In addition to used cars, we also export used trucks, buses and vans to Africa.

Why Japanese used cars are popular in South and East Africa?

In most countries of the African continent, roads are not up to the mark or are rather in bad conditions. So they require vehicles which can handle extreme bad terrains and still be able to deliver good performance. Japanese vehicles come as boon as they are not only good in performance but can survive in this worst road conditions. Toyota Hiace is one of the most popular cars in East and South African countries. Toyota Hiace is a tough van & extreme reliable; it can work smoothly on different types of road conditions. Department of Transport in South Africa rightly estimates 80% of taxis are Hi-Aces.

Some other vehicles which are also as popular as Toyota Hiace are Toyota Corolla, Toyota Hilux 4WD, and Toyota Camry sedans. Nissan (especially Nissan Bluebird) & Honda are also popular in Africa. Isuzu & Hino are popular brands for used Japanese  buses and  Japanese used trucks.

Regulations for importing Japanese Used Cars in South and East Africa

According to the revised Customs Management Act of East Africa, age limit is relaxed for importing used cars. East African countries, therefore, now can import Japanese cars to Africa without much hassle. But before importing any vehicle in East Africa, thorough inspection should be carried out to see its road-worthiness.  This can be done with the help of the Cotecna Inspections – worldwide agency licensed to conduct quality control inspections.  It is also necessary to get appraisal certificate issued by Japan Automobile Appraisal Institute - JAAI.  Shiotsu Autotrade provides all the necessary documents while exporting the vehicle to Africa as well as other countries.

We have regularly exported Japanese used cars to African countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Kiribati, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland and Namibia.