Toyota BZ4X EV Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia
The May 2022+ Toyota BZ4X EV (XEAM10, YEAM15) fully electric ‘compact crossover SUV’ can be imported from Japan to Australia as it was not offered for sale here.
The BZ4X is also sold in Australia, Japan, the US, Canada, Europe, and China as the cross-badged Subaru Solterra.
A Lexus RZ 450e version is also sold in Australia, and while it is a more expensive offering with higher level finish and materials, panoramic glass roof and some other options, the basic EV specs remain the same.
The SEVS import regulations allow the BZ4X to be imported – up to the date that Toyota Australia is approved to import them in ‘Full Volume’ (yet to be determined).
At this stage Toyota Australia is indicating availability for Australian buyers sometime in 2024.
BZ4X EV Off-road Performance
The BZ4X EV is available from Japan in 4 options – G and Z trim levels in 2WD and 4WD / AWD. Z is the highest spec and is priced 500,000 Yen above the G.
Pricing and options below are from Toyota Japan (December 2023).
Due to low production numbers in Japan and a 3-4 month wait for new orders we expect limited numbers to be available through auction in Japan for the first couple of years of production.
Contact us for current Toyota BZ4X import prices and availability for Australia.
Based on limited market / sales numbers, Australia typically receives a reduced spec for any model sold here new – meaning a greater choice of colours and specs when sourcing direct from Japan.
The BZ4X is available from Japan in 6 colour combinations including two-tone:
The BZ4X is offered in dark and light interior trims:
BZ4X Drivetrain, Driving Range and Performance
2WD (front) models use a single 1XM model e-Axle system that produces 150 kW (204 PS) and use a 71.4 kWh battery with an approx. range of 510 km and a 0–100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds.
4WD wheel drive models use twin 1YM model e-Axles each producing 80 kW (109 PS) for a total combined output of 160 kW (218 PS) and use a 71.4 kWh battery with an approx. range of 460 km and a 0–100 km/h time of 6.9 seconds.
BZ4X Performance in Snow
The BZ4X can also be used as a power supply in V2H / V2L vehicle to grid situations.
BZ4X Safety Features
The BZ4X uses a range of advanced Toyota Safety Sense features to improve safety for occupants and other road users.
■ Pre-crash safety (PCS): Supports collision avoidance
■ Lane tracing assist (LTA): Supports highway cruising
■ Lane departure alert (LDA): Warns of unintended lane departure
■ Radar cruise control (with all vehicle speed tracking function): Automatically maintains a safe distance in traffic
■ Adaptive high beam System/Automatic High Beam: Supports visibility at night
■ Road Sign Assist: Notification of traffic signs
■ Driver emergency response system: Supports life-saving and relief efforts
■ Proactive Driving Assist (PDA): Subtly supports safe driving
■ Start delay notification Functions: Supports preceding vehicles and signal delays
■ Emergency steering support (with active steering function): Supports steering to avoid obstacles in an emergency
■ Front cross traffic alert (FCTA): Helps prevent accidents at the front of the vehicle
■ Lane change assist (LCA): Supports lane changes at high speeds
Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to import your own Toyota BZ4X EV to Australia.
Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.
We can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.
We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.
Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.
We make Toyota BZ4X import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.
We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !
Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.
Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.
Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.
Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:
Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale
Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades
Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.