The most popular cars

  1. Toyota Hiace Van
  2. Toyota Vitz
  3. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  4. Honda Fit
  5. BMW 3 Series
  6. Nissan Caravan
  7. Mercedes C-class
  8. Toyota Hiace
  9. Toyota Belta
  10. Nissan Bluebird Sylphy

Shipping Port

Used cars imported to Zimbabwe are shipped to the maritime port of Durban in South Africa, Walvis Bay in Namibia or Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania.

Right Hand Drive

Importation of Right Hand Drive vehicle is allowed in Zimbabwe. Exception is provided in case of ambulance and fire engine.

Age Restriction

No age restriction on Japanese used vehicles imported to Zimbabwe.


No mandatory inspection on used vehicles imported in Zimbabwe.

Documents Required for importation

  1. Immigrants Declaration
  2. Passport
  3. Residence Permit
  4. Import license if vehicle ownership before importation is less than six months.
  5. Registration document
  6. Invoice/Agreement of sale
  7. Insurance document (to the place of importation)
  8. Freight document

Taxation in Zimbabwe

For all non-commercial vehicles: 60-80%

For light passenger vehicles, station wagons: 25-40%

For vehicles with engine smaller than 1500cc: 40%

Buses or mini-buses: 0-60%

Surtax of the Value for duty purposes (VDP) on vehicle that are more than five years old: 25%

VAT: 15%