Toyota Vellfire Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia
The Toyota Vellfire luxury people mover and the related Toyota Alphard built on the same platform can be imported from Japan to Australia as they were not sold here new by Toyota.
*Non-hybrid 2.4L turbo Vellfire import is possible but they must be a factory welcab / welfare vehicle with disabled access features to be eligible – please note we do not source welcab models.
This page deals with the 2023+ Toyota Vellfire hybrid (AAHH40 / AAHH45).
Import information for related models:
Toyota Vellfire Hybrid Model Options from Japan
As of 2023 the Vellfire hybrid was available from Japan in two 2.5L petrol hybrid models, both 7-seater and each with 2WD and 4WD (e-four) options:
Vellfire hybrid Z Premier
Vellfire hybrid Executive Lounge
The following Vellfire price data was correct at Dec 2023 for Toyota Japan new price and is included for reference only. Secondhand prices will reduce over time.
Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to arrange your own Vellfire import to Australia with the most choice and at the best possible price.
2 colour options for both models: Platinum White Pearl Mica , and Black .
The Vellfire Executive Lounge hybrid comes with premium nappa leather seats in either black [LA20] or sunset brown [LA40] and 225/55 R19 tyres on 19×7J alloy wheels (chrome and black).
The Vellfire Z Premier hybrid comes with the same two colour options of premium nappa leather seats in either black [LA20] or sunset brown [LA40] and a different surface finish for the same 225/55 R19 tyres on 19×7J alloy wheels (chrome and bright black).
Toyota Vellfire Bodykit and Parts Upgrades
Three appearance upgrade packages are available – Modellista Cool Shine kit, Modellista Beast Razor Style bodykit, Modellista Beast Razor Style for Z Premier kit, plus optional Modellista and GR parts for customisation.
Vellfire Interior Design & Features
Fully automatic air conditioner with front, rear, left and right independent temperature control (exhaust gas detection automatic outside air switching system, S-FLOW: front seat concentration mode)
In addition to the driver’s and passenger’s seats, there is also a fully automatic air conditioner that allows independent temperature settings for the left and right rear seats. S-FLOW control, which suppresses air conditioning in the rear seats, provides both comfort and fuel savings.
Console air outlet for rear seats
To increase the comfort of the rear seat space, console air vents for the rear seats have been added.
Rear heated air curtain
The rear heater vents are set on the left and right trims. By creating a heated air curtain, it prevents cold air from entering when the sliding door is opened and warms the entire foot.
Steering wheel heater
Super long overhead console
A smart ceiling that combines functionality and storage.
Functions such as lighting, various switches, and air conditioner vents that were previously scattered throughout the ceiling have been consolidated into the vehicle centre. The clean ceiling area makes it easy to operate from anywhere in the back seats.
Lighting  Reading light  LED dome lamp for rear seat  LED roof color illumination
Air conditioning  Ceiling air conditioner vent  Rear air conditioner control panel
Operation  Hospitality Central switch Utility  Ceiling storage box  Rear seat display storage
14-inch rear seat entertainment system
Enjoy the rear seat video experience on an even bigger screen.
The 14-inch rear seat display displays TV and smartphone images more clearly. You can also operate connected HDMI-CEC compatible devices with the remote control.
■ Operations using voice recognition are possible from the rear seat [Toyota first system] – Power ON, channel selection, volume, etc. can be controlled by voice from the rear seat. Even when the power is off, just say “Hey, Toyota, turn on the TV” and it will automatically open the display and turn on the TV.
Power side sunshade for rear seats (sliding door glass / rear quarter glass)
A descending type side sunshade has been installed for second and third row seats with the theme of “enjoying the view while blocking light”. The shade not only blocks out light well, but can be stopped electrically at the desired position and controlled by voice command.
Independent left and right moonroof (with electric shade and anti-pinch function)
Along with the super long overhead console, newly developed left and right independent moonroofs are located above the right and left seats of the second row. Electric shades open and close automatically with one touch and can also be controlled by voice command.
JBL premium sound system (15 speakers/12ch audio amplifier)
The JBL sound system uses a high-performance 12-channel amplifier to maximise sound quality in a small indoor space. The 15 speakers are optimally laid out, with tweeters in the front pillars and rear sliding door, and a subwoofer in the back door resulting in power and breadth of sound that allows you to clearly feel everything.
[A] Instrument panel 9cm midrange [B] Front pillar 2.5cm tweeter [C] Front door 8×9 inch woofer
[D] Sliding door 2.5cm tweeter [E] Sliding door 17cm woofer [F] Back door 9cm midrange
[G] Back door 22.4cm subwoofer [H] Roof 9cm midrange
Seat arrangement options
Auto power driver’s seat
When entering or exiting the vehicle the driver’s seat automatically slides in conjunction with the auto tilt-away and return steering wheel function.
3 memory positions for the driver’s seat
Steering, seat, and door mirror positions are memorised.
Centre row seat comfort – low rebound foam pad and anti-vibration rubber bushing
Low-resilience foam padding is used in the 2nd row seat backs and armrests to reduce vibration and provide a tactile sensation. The seat cushion is made of urethane with high ability to disperse pressure, increasing the stability of the lower back and reducing body sway, creating a comfortable sitting experience that reduces fatigue even for long periods of time.
The anti-vibration structure with a rubber bushing placed at the mounting part of the cushion frame thoroughly blocks vibrations for the 2nd row seats. Vibration levels are reduced by moving the seatback resonance frequency away from the suspension and body frame resonance frequencies.
One-touch seesaw sliding door switch
The seesaw type open / close switch on the outside handle of the sliding doors provides more control and enables a half-open position.
Dual power sliding door (with dual easy closer, anti-pinch function, and one-touch seesaw switch)
The power sliding door opens and closes quietly and comfortably.
Universal step (left and right sliding doors with plating design)
820 mm sliding door opening with a 220mm high step and lighting for easy and safe access.
12.3 inch TFT color meter + multi-information display (with illuminance control)
Customise the main display in front of the driver with 4 options (Casual / Smart / Tough / Sporty) and 3 position layouts. The multi-information display shows three types of information: left, centre, and right to allowing viewing at the same time. Additionally, vehicles equipped with a color head-up display can display a map in the centre.
An enlarged display can be selected from the steering wheel switch.
Colour head-up display
Key information for driving is projected on the windscreen within the field of view.
3 display modes (Full / Standard / Minimum) can be selected according to the driving situation.
Full: Displays the system operating status in a large and easy-to-understand format.
Standard: Concentrates content downwards to ensure a wide field of view.
Minimal: Displays the minimum information necessary to concentrate on driving.
Steering wheel switches (multi-information display, radar cruise control, lane tracing assist, audio, voice recognition, hands-free)
You can change the display on the multi-information display, operate driver support functions, audio, etc. without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
14-inch display audio Plus (compatible with connected navigation)
Display Audio Plus makes menus easier to access and display items easier to understand with a more intuitive design.
Smartphone connection (Apple CarPlay / Android Auto™)
You can use smartphone apps such as music, maps, calls and messages on the large display by connecting via Apple CarPlay (USB / wireless) and Android Auto (USB only).
Digital inner mirror
Normal and digital mirror modes can be selected. Images from the rear camera are displayed in digital mode without obstructions from passengers or luggage.
Electric parking brake / brake hold
■ Electric parking brake – operates automatically when the shift lever is placed in and out of the “P” position (when applying the foot brake). The auto function can also be turned off
■ Brake hold – when selecting the “HOLD” switch and leaving the system ON, the brakes will be held when you use the brakes and come to a stop in traffic or while waiting at a traffic light. It automatically releases when you press the accelerator.
Power tailgate (easy closer, anti-pinch function, stop position memory function)
The power tailgate open / close switch is located on both sides of the vehicle. By being able to operate while standing next to it, you can safely stop the tailgate at any position while checking the door opening and set the open position memory for next time if there is limited space to a wall or other vehicle.
Luggage area lighting (3 lights linked to tailgate)
Bright LED lighting for luggage compartment and footwells from three points: the left and right of the luggage compartment and the tailgate itself.
5:5 split 2 position seats
There are two flip-up positions for the seats – the third row seat can now be flipped up not only in the neutral position, which ensures maximum cargo area width, but also in the rearmost position. This allows the cargo space to be expanded even when the second seat is lowered to the rear and reclined.
The thin 3rd row seat ensures a wide cargo area with maximum space. The large-capacity under-floor compartment provides excellent storage for tall items.
Luggage underfloor storage with third seat sliding mechanism + removable folding deck board
There is a large storage space under the floor. It provides a sliding mechanism for the third row seats plus a large amount of underfloor storage. The deck board is removable and foldable.
Toyota Vellfire 2.5L hybrid system
Designed for excellent power performance and low fuel consumption.
A new hybrid system equipped with a 2.5L dynamic force engine achieves both high thermal efficiency and high power output. Improvements have been made over the previous model for a higher response engine, improved battery performance, and revised driving force characteristics for the hybrid system control.
Toyota Vellfire 2.5L engine A25A-FXS TOYOTA HYBRID SYSTEM II
Maximum system output
Executive Lounge hybrid 2WD
WLTC mode: 17.5 km/L
City mode: 15.3 km/L
Suburban mode: 19.0 km/L
Expressway mode : 17.6 km/L
Executive Lounge hybrid E-Four 4WD
WLTC mode: 16.5 km/L
City mode: 14.2 km/L
Suburban mode: 17.8 km/L
Expressway mode: 16.9 km/L
Z hybrid 2WD
WLTC mode: 17.7 km/L
City mode: 15.6 km/L
Suburban mode: 19.3 km/L
Expressway mode: 17.8 km/L
Z E-Four 4WD
WLTC mode: 16.7 km/L
City mode: 14.4 km/L
Suburban mode: 18.1 km/L
Expressway mode: 17.0 km/L
Vellfire Hybrid Safety Features
The latest hybrid Vellfire 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
Pre-crash safety (collision avoidance with pedestrians (day / night), bicycle / driver (day / night), motorcycle (day) using millimeter wave radar + monocular camera.
Emergency steering support (with active steering function)
If there is a high probability of a collision with a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or vehicle and there is sufficient space in the driver’s lane to avoid the collision, the PCS system will apply weak braking and steer the car (even if the driver does not steer) and assist in collision avoidance while remaining within the lane.
Front cross traffic alert (FCTA)
Detects vehicles approaching from the left and right, such as when entering an intersection. If the driver attempts to start even though a vehicle is approaching, a warning buzzer and screen display will operate to alert the driver.
Proactive Driving Assist (PDA)
Anticipates risks depending on the driving situation (such as pedestrians crossing or the possibility of a pedestrian moving in front of the vehicle).
■ Steering and deceleration support for pedestrians, cyclists, and parked vehicles.
Anticipates risks and supports steering and braking operations to avoid getting too close to danger.
■ Deceleration support for the vehicle in front
When an interruption by a vehicle in front or an adjacent vehicle is detected the system decelerates gently to prevent the vehicle from getting too close.
■ Deceleration support for curves
If it is determined that the vehicle is traveling too fast approaching a curve it will decelerate gently.
■ Deceleration support when turning right or left
When approaching a signalled intersection advanced deceleration is supported.
■ Continuous steering support when driving within the lane
By predicting driver operations and changing the steering reaction force, unnecessary operations are suppressed and delays are prevented, supporting smooth driving.
Road sign assist (RSA)
Helps prevent signs from being overlooked.
The multi-information display displays road signs such as maximum speed, temporary stop, and no turning that are recognized by the monocular camera. Additionally, if the system determines that the driver is not obeying road signs or signals such as maximum speed, no vehicles allowed or red light, the system will notify the driver on the display and with an audible warning.
■ Red light notification function
When the system determines that there is a possibility of overlooking a red light and entering an intersection, it will alert the driver by flashing a warning on the display or buzzing.
Driver abnormality response system
If the driver remains inactive during Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) control, the system not only prompts the driver with audible, visual and slow deceleration warnings, but also alerts the driver of any abnormalities outside the vehicle with hazard horns and stop lights. While doing so, the system decelerates and stops within its own lane, helping to avoid accidents that cause injury or damage to the vehicle itself, and reduce accident damage. After the vehicle has stopped, it also unlocks the doors and makes a request for life support via HELPNET® automatic connection for rapid attendance of emergency services.
Radar cruise control (with all-vehicle speed tracking function)
Lane tracing assist (LTA)
Assists with some of the steering operations to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane during highway cruising.
■ Lane Keeping Support Function
Even when the lane is difficult to see or cannot be seen, the system follows the vehicle in front and supports steering operations. Curve driving support is dynamic according to the situation.
Lane change assist (LCA)
Supports lane changes on highways – activates when the driver’s turn signal is operated then uses steering to change lanes and monitors other vehicles changing lanes. The direction indicator will automatically turn off after completing a lane change.
Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
If the vehicle is about to drift out of the lane the driver will receive a warning through the display, steering vibration, or warning buzzer. Steering operation will also be assisted.
■ Lane Departure Warning Function/Lane Departure Suppression Function
The system operates by recognizing not only lanes, but also boundaries between bitumen and grass / soil, curbs, and structures such as guardrails. If the vehicle determines intentional deviation from the lane to avoid a pedestrian or parked vehicle, it has a function that suppresses the activation of the lane departure warning and lane departure prevention functions.
Adaptive high beam system (AHS)
Supports visibility at night.
The LED light distribution range is finely controlled and the light is automatically blocked only in the areas where the light hits the vehicle in front or oncoming vehicles, allowing high beam driving to be used more often.
Automatic high beam (AHB)
Supports visibility at night.
Automatically switches between high beam and low beam, supporting early detection of pedestrians at night. This prevents situations where the driver may forget to switch to low beam and is more convenient than manual operation.
Panoramic view monitor (with underfloor transparent display function)
Check your surroundings as if you were looking directly above the car.
An image that looks like the vehicle viewed from above is displayed on the display audio screen. You can clearly check the situation around the vehicle in real time, which is difficult to see just from the driver’s seat. In addition, see-through view allows you to see the surrounding area as if you were looking through the car, side clearance view allows you to check the safety of the sides of the vehicle by displaying an image that looks like the vehicle is seen from above, and it also features a cornering view that allows you to check collision avoidance.
If a moving object is detected around the vehicle while the panoramic view monitor is displayed, a buzzer and display warning will alert the driver. With the voice control system, the driver can display a panoramic view using a voice command instead of pressing the main switch or selecting a switch on the screen. In addition, the rear camera has a cleaning function to maintain a clear view.
Parking support brake (stationary objects in front and rear / stationary objects in the surrounding area)
Helps reduce collision damage by detecting stationary objects around the vehicle.
This system reduces collisions caused by pressing the accelerator incorrectly or pressing too hard, and helps to reduce damage. For vehicles equipped with Advanced Park, stationary objects are detected not only in the front and rear directions, but also around the vehicle to the sides. Not only when assisting with Advanced Park, but also during parking situations such as leaving or reversing, the system monitors the surrounding area and notifies the driver of approaching stationary objects with a display and buzzer, and applies collision damage mitigation braking when the distance gets closer.
Rear vehicle approach notification
Alerts the driver when a vehicle approaches from behind.
The blind spot monitor (BSM) rear millimeter wave radar detects vehicles approaching behind the vehicle and issues a warning via the multi-information display or buzzer.
Secondary collision brake (for rear collisions while stationary)
The system will activate the brakes to avoid / mitigate secondary collision damage with car/s in front in the event of a rear-end collision.
Vellfire Import – See how our import process works.
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.
There is a good selection of Vellfire import models going through auction in Japan every week – 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 Vellfire 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.