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Importing a Vehicle from the UK to New Zealand

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Importing Cars from the UK to New Zealand

Importing a vehicle to New Zealand from the UK can be more complicated than importing vehicles from other markets, as some vendors prefer not to participate in the export process. This is where the friendly and knowledgeable team at AUTOHUB can help.

AUTOHUB are the experts in importing or exporting vehicles. We offer a door-to-door (D2D) service that start with the collection of your vehicle from the vendor through to when your new imported car is delivered to your nominated address.

AUTOHUB Services

AUTOHUB is a leading imported vehicle shipper from the UK to New Zealand. We offer easy and cost-effective options for importing a vehicle into NZ. We have long-established relationships with vehicle and service suppliers and shipping companies.

We offer RORO (Roll on, Roll off) shipping from two ports in the UK, predominantly out of Southampton. This is recommended for larger vehicles and boats, or if you prefer this mode of shipping for your vehicle.

This service includes:

  • Shipping from Southampton, UK, direct to most NZ ports
  • Photographic Gate-In inspection
  • Delivery of vehicle to a local compliance centre
  • Full insurance while the car is in our care
  • UK and NZ Customs Clearance.

Caravans are shipped via container or RoRo. However, most caravans will fit into containers and ship more economically to NZ this way.

Additional AUTOHUB Services

As well as our AUTOHUB package service, we offer optional add-on services. These include:

  1. UK collection of vehicles for shipping

Vehicles can be either driven directly to the port facility or transported by an appropriate carrier.

  1. UK Value Added Tax (VAT) handling and re-claim

VAT is similar to New Zealand’s GST (ie. a local sales tax), but it differs in that only certain vehicles qualify to have this tax re-claimed if they are exported outside of the Euro-zone (EEC). There are very strict criteria around this process.

AUTOHUB has a contractual arrangement with a VAT registered company within the UK so we can assist with reclaiming VAT for qualifying cars and commercial vehicles. As long as the vehicle and the vendor fit the profile, we can help with VAT Reclaim.

  1. Sourcing of suitable vehicles

AUTOHUB has been in the import and export business for a long time and have built up established and trusted relationships around the world and including the UK. One of these relationships is with BUYUKCARS.

BUYUKCARS can help you find suitable cars from reputable sources in the UK with confidence and AUTOHUB can also help you buy vehicles from five major auction chains in the UK and also facilitate introductions for NZ buyers to UK vendors.

If you are unsure if a vehicle you’re considering meets all NZTA criteria, our expert team can provide sound advice and give you peace of mind before making a purchase.


With AUTOHUB there’s no need to worry about damage to your new vehicle –our package service price includes extensive Transit Insurance Cover.

Full cover starts the moment your vehicle is in AUTOHUB’s care and control and stops when we hand your keys to you.

Registered Traders

AUTOHUB specialises in providing services to RMVT importers. We currently have over 1,100 RMVT importers using our services. To access our trade preferential services, we require your active RMVT Number to be supplied when you register with us.

Preferential services include, but are not limited to:

  • RMVT discount package pricing
  • Booking access to more sailings (Up to 8 vessels monthly UK – NZ)
  • Full Transit Insurance Cover.
  • Online track and trace
  • Online invoice history
  • Secure credit card payments online and by phone

Important notes

  • Non-running and non-drivable cars will be subject to additional handling costs. Let us know in advance if you wish to ship a vehicle in this condition.
  • Vehicles to be shipped must be presented in a clean state and with no personal effects or items inside. Any items which contravene MPI pre-clearance requirements, or inclusions not manifested or considered unsuitable, may be subject to additional handling or disposal costs.

Email or call to discuss your requirements, or request an online quote.

AUTOHUB rewards program

AUTOHUB rewards our trade customers with great service and competitive pricing and we recognise volume and loyalty.

Find out more about the AUTOHUB Trade Rewards Programme.

AUTOHUB volume rebates

AUTOHUB recognises Registered Motor Vehicle Traders who ship larger volumes by offering an open and defined system for lower charges. We do this by issuing a rebate the following month, based upon the volumes invoiced the month before.
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Exporting a Vehicle from the UK to New Zealand

If you want to export a vehicle from the UK to New Zealand, AUTOHUB are the experts when it comes to exports! We have a dedicated team in the UK who are ready to help you get your car where it needs to go, quickly and efficiently. We offer a fixed price, so you won’t be hit with hidden costs. We’ll also take care of the importation on arrival in New Zealand too.

AUTOHUB Services

Our service includes:

  • Gate-In survey and photos
  • MPI (BioHazard) Inspection and cleaning.
  • NZTA border inspection
  • Freight
  • BAF (Bunker Fuel Surcharges)
  • NZ Port Service Charges
  • NZ Customs Clearance
  • Delivery of vehicle to a local compliance centre
  • Full insurance while the car is in our care
  • UK booking and Customs entry.

For all vehicles on RORO (roll on roll off) vessels, our team requires the exact dimensions and weight of the vehicle for us to proceed with a quote.
NOTE: For RoRo (roll on roll off) bookings, our team requires the exact dimensions and weight of the vehicle for us to proceed with a quote. Some commercial vehicles and machinery may have additional customs duties applied.

For all vehicles on RoRo vessels you must give AUTOHUB exact dimensions and weight of the vehicle and we will be able to proceed with a quote from there.


      • Landed D2D Package: Similar to CIF Basis, where the UK supplier pays for the NZ Side Autohub shipping package. You can sell your vehicles at an all-inclusive price to the delivery site in NZ. (excluding local duties and taxes).
      • FOB:If you are happy to provide us with your customers contact details we will get in contact with them and give them the correct pricing accordingly. (To be able to provide an accurate quote we must deal direct with the NZ Customer)

NOTE: For RoRo bookings you must give AUTOHUB exact dimensions of the vehicle and we will be able to proceed with a quote from there. Some Commercial vehicles/machinery may have additional customs duty applied.

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