grey import


Also found in: Wikipedia.

grey import

or

gray import

n
(Commerce) an imported vehicle that does not have an exact model equivalent in the receiving country
References in periodicals archive ?
Grey import cars have been built for another country.
IF you've got a second-hand Japanese grey import and you've heard on the grapevine that it might be stolen, let me give you some advice.
Maliakal said grey importation of IT products has thrived in the Middle East because vendors have failed to meet the three most important aspects that lead channel players to grey import products from other regions.
There are quite a few of these grey import Eunos Roadsters sloshing around the system, and punters are much happier to stick to UK cars.
GREY IMPORT dealers no longer have to rely on expensive and logistically difficult buying and shipping arrangements from Japan.
Mr Ward said: 'It's international appeal is such that the traditional grey import route, whereby the British import desirable cars from Japan, is now working in reverse.
I'VE said it before on this page and I'll say it again: don't buy a secondhand Japanese grey import, especially a Toyota Land Cruiser or a Mitsubishi Pajero.
And we urge dealers to support such schemes wholeheartedly because every step like this, however small, helps to improve the image of the grey import market in the UK.
If you've already seen the Evo VII on the roads in Britain, it will have been a grey import, or grimport, as I insist on calling the sneaky blighters.
And the case against buying a Japanese grey import grows stronger by the day.
Bargain boost BARGAIN prices are set to boost the Japanese grey import market in Britain, thanks to Far Eastern economic woes.
MITSUBISHI UK is offering the chance of a grey import bargain through 90 dealers in its Red Zebra approved used car scheme.