April 2, 2020

Mandatory Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for New Zealand market

As most of you already know, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) will be mandatory for all MA MB, MC, and NA class vehicles.

Simply, the passenger cars, people carriers, vans and trucks which GVM less than 3500kgs.

(Vehicles more than 20 year old will be excluded.)

This rule starts from 1st of March, which needs to be NZTA boarder inspected in Japan before that, not at NZ side.

Easy to imagine, many dealer will rush to get them boarder checked within the dead line. Due to the agent’s capability, they set the deadline of order to get it inspected around 25th of February.  (Please check with your shipping agents for more info) This means the non ESC vehicles needs to be carried in to the shipping agents yards, ready to get it boarder checked till then.

For more info, please ask your sales representative, and don’t miss out your last opportunity to bring the vehicles without ESC to New Zealand!!

Article Written By Yokoyama Takashi © 2020-02-10