In the 1990s, the car market in New Zealand started to change, with more and more dealers and car yards offering imports. These cars, many of them Japanese imports, quickly gained a foothold in New Zealand.

Fast forward to today, and most of the popular cars in the country come from Japan. For instance, in 2014, the New Zealand Herald published an article tracking sales figures for the country’s most popular new and used cars. The winners included models like the Nissan Tilda, the Suzuki Swift, the Mazda Axela and the Toyota Corolla. These cars all come from different makes, but they each have one thing in common: the companies that made them are all based in Japan.

Japanese Car Imports in New Zealand

With so many popular makes and models hailing from Japan, it’s hardly surprising that many consumers throughout New Zealand are eyeing import models for their next car purchase. But where can you shop for Japanese car imports in New Zealand if you are looking for something like the Toyota Corolla or Mazda Axela?

The answer is MOTOR CO. We are a reputed motor yard based in Auckland that stocks Japanese import cars. At any given time, we usually have roughly 500 cars in stock, most of them imports. If you are looking for a car from a Japanese brand, it’s worth the trip to Auckland to peruse our selection, test drive models of interest, or finalise a purchase.

In addition to being a car yard, MOTOR CO is also an importer. What does this facet of our business mean for you as the customer? Essentially, it means we import Japanese makes and models ourselves, instead of getting them from a middleman or third party.

Customers get two benefits from our self-importing status. First off, since the cars go through fewer steps between the manufacturer and our yard, you can put more trust in the quality and care of the cars. Second, since we cut out the middleman, we can offer lower margins and more competitive rates than many other New Zealand import yards.

More Than Just Japanese Makes and Models

MOTOR CO is well known in Auckland and throughout New Zealand for providing high-quality Japanese imports. However, while Japanese import cars are certainly our primary focus, we also have moved into offering European makes and models as well as Japanese ones.

In other words, you have a chance of finding more than just the likes of Toyota, Suzuki, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi and other popular Japanese car brands. Indeed, MOTOR CO also routinely stocks cars from BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Mini Cooper and Volvo—to name a few of the major European brands that we stock.

Ultimately, if you are looking for Japanese or European car imports in New Zealand, MOTOR CO is the place to shop. Either click here to start browsing the cars that we currently have in the yard or call us on 0800 818 800 and let us know what you are seeking. We look forward to helping you find your dream automobile.