Related news – 2007 to Feb 2009 R35 GTR eligible for import under SEVS 2019

Read about Australia’s Vehicle Import Regulation Changes in 2019

When will it be possible to Import an R35 GTR to Australia ?

Import R35 GTR to Australia

This is one of the most common questions we receive.

Under the current import regulations, the R35 GTR is NOT eligible for import as a secondhand vehicle for normal road use as it was sold by Nissan Australia in full volume.

The current R35 GTR SEVS ruling only applies to “new” cars manufactured prior to February 20, 2009. Since this requires 200km or less traveled, clearly none are available that satisfy this “new” requirement.

However, by late 2019 new vehicle import regulations should be in place and these are likely to allow the import of early build R35 GTR’s.

The period of time between release to a world market and eligibility for addition to the SEVS list will be reduced from 18 months to 3 months.

What this means is that the R35 GTR should become eligible for road use import under SEVS 2019 for models built from 2007 to 20 February 2009 – the date Nissan first sold the model in Australia.

Check current progress of the 2019 vehicle import regulation changes.

A rarity criteria has also been added as one of six options a vehicle would have to meet to be added to SEVS 2019.

If an R35 GTR special model variant were produced in low volume (< 100 units per year – averaged over the production life of the variant) then it may meet this criteria.

The NISMO R35 though does not meet this criteria as the annual production numbers are too high (almost 300 per year).

Bear in mind of course that due to its rarity, any qualifying model would be relatively expensive to import compared to standard R35 GTR’s already in Australia.

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