The Cook Islands is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. The country’s local automobile sector is not very vast; hence large numbers of vehicles from foreign makers enter in the market. The popularity of used vehicles in the country is more in comparison to the new ones. The Cook Islands is a good market for Japanese used cars. Even the import regulations imposed are not very strict. It just requires a proper awareness of all import rules and regulations among importers.
Large numbers of vehicles can be seen on the roads of the country. The market of used vehicles from Japan in the country is increasing everyday at a very steady rate. Importation of right hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country. There is no age restriction on used vehicles imported. Most favorable ports in the country are Arutanga harbor, Avatiu harbor, Arorangi Jetty. These ports provide straight forward, clearance measures and excellent security for the used car and its content.
Like in other Oceania island-nations, the popular automobile brands in the country are Toyota and Nissan. Along with used vehicles, there is a strong demand for auto parts in the country. With time the used car market is not becoming larger, but also surpassing the new car market by growing steadily.
The used car market of the island nation is increasing progressively. In 2010, 39 units of used vehicles were imported, that increased to 188 units in 2013. With the rising prices of new vehicles, customers are finding better value in pre-owned market, thus resulting in higher demand for used vehicles. The country is a good market for exporters to make their luck as the market is growing with a rapid pace.
Popular used car models:-
Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon, Toyota Hiace Van, Subaru Legacy, Nissan Cube Cubic, Mazda Titan.