The Toyota Alphard is manufactured in Japan by Toyota and is a high luxury Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV). It first came into manufacture in Japan from the middle of 2002. The vehicle derived its name from the brightest star in the constellation Hydra, the Alphard. The Toyota Alphard is produced as a 7 or 8 seats variant with 2.4 and 3.0 litre petrol engines in 3 different model lines - The 3 variantions on engine type are Alphard G, Alphard V, and the Alphard Hybrid, the latter uses the 2.4 litre engine along with an electrical motor and batteries. Toyota (Japan) report that the vehicle's "E-Four electric 4WD system that regulates a rear-mounted, rear-wheel-propelling electric motor and coordinates electric power distribution to all four wheels. An Electrically Controlled Brake system (ECB) within the vehicle provides efficient wheel-by-wheel brake control."
The Alphard is primarily made for the Japanese market, but is also very attractive for the UK market and imported direct from Japan by Algys Autos. All Toyota Alphard originate from Japan and are supllied UK registered and complete with all UK documentation (Mot, V5 Registration documents etc).
The Toyota Alphard is considered to be the top of the Toyota range of Mpv's. The Toyota Estima is the lower end with the Toyota Granvia being the upgraded and more luxurious choice of many for the Estima. The Estima was the first of the more luxurious MPV's starting production in 1993, available in both diesel and petrol engines it had obvious attraction in the UK. The engine of the Estima however was somewhat unreliable with the cooling system causing problems with over-heating. The better quality and much better engine variant of the Granvia made it the obvious choice for those that could afford the extra expense. The granvia was more powerful, a better engine and far more luxurious, a great all round favourite in both Japan and the UK. The Granvia finished production in 2001 and along came the very beautiful and luxurious Toyota Alphard. And with it came a much larger price tag! Time has marched on and the falling yen and lower Japan prices have made the vehicle much more affordable. It is now that the Alphard has come within UK customer's budgets and starting to be seen on UK roads as the ulimate Toyota Mpv it is enjoyed by many UK customers as the ultimate in Mpv luxury motoring. 'Toyota think of everything' , this is often heard, 'Clever people these japs you know!', so they have even made the Toyota Alphard welcab, a uniquely Toyota designed disabled access vehicle. A combination of luxury Mpv with a disabled access lifting electric chair. See examples here: Disabled Access Toyota Alphard Welcab
Algys Autos can import and supply any of the Alphard range but most customers are buying the years 2002/2005 as these are the attractive prices and represent superb quality and features with low miles and of course zero rust issues.
A special edition called 'Royal Lounge' was introduced during 2006. It was a unique and luxurious four-seat Alphard version with 4 seats. Toyota's traditional competitor of the Alphard comes from Nissan known as the Elgrand. Toyota later introduced a sportier version aimed at the younger generation with a black interior, it was called the Vellfire.
Year 2004 Toyota Alphard Toyota Alphard Vellfire 2015
The Toyota Alphard was manufactured by Toyota Japan and appeared on sale in mid 2002 (Generation 1). It was introduced to compete against the Nissan Elgrand and Honda Elysion. With a wonderful supply of electrical component features and total comfort and safety features, the Alphard is the best selling MPV for Toyota in Japan. The Alphard received a face-lift in mid 2005 coupled with a new design of rear lamp and the use of 16" and 17" alloy wheels. Toyota introduced a hybrid version which was also added to the Alphard lineup. (See Hybrid Techincal Specification further down this page).
Algys Autos can import even highly customised Toyota Alphard that you will not see for sale anywhere else within the UK.
Toyota Alphard Technical Specifications (Generation 1):
Also called: Toyota Vellfire
Production 2002 - 2007 Generation 1
Class: Large MPV
Body style: 4 or 5 door MPV
Engine: 2.4 L 2AZ-FE I4 160hp or 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6 220hp
Transmission 4-speed automatic (2.4L & 2002-2005 3.0L) or 5-speed automatic (3.0L 2005-2008)
Wheelbase: 2,900 mm (110 in)
Length: 4,840 mm (191 in)
Width: 1,805 mm (71.1 in)
Height: 1,935 mm (76.2 in)
Curb weight: 1,790 kg (3,900 lb)
Toyota Alphard Technical Specifications (Generation 2):
In April 2008, the Generation 2 Toyota Alphard appeared on sale in japan. When it was introduced it received a redesigned and more modern style of exterior together with a much more luxurious interior. For the generation 2 Toyota Alphard line-up it was expanded into two different design variants; the Alphard and the Vellfire. According to a Toyota Newspaper press release, Toyota described the Alphard as having an elegant and sophisticated design whilst the Vellfire version emphasizes on properties of strength and strong individuality. Both of the models are sold via separate distribution channels. The Alphard is sold by the Toyopet dealership chain whilst the Vellfire version is sold at the Toyota youth oriented Netz dealership chain.
Another newer facelift model was announced by Toyota Motor Company (Japan) in September 2011. The sales in Japan would start from November 2011. Toyota also introduced a hybrid version of both the Alphard and Vellfire versions.
2AZ-FE 2,362 cc I4 cylinders 16 valve VVT-i 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) 235 N·m (173 lb·ft)
2GR-FE 3,456 cc V6 24 valve 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) 330 N·m (240 lb·ft)
4 speed automatic
6 speed automatic super ECT
7 speed automatic super CVT
Dimension and weight:
Length : 4,840 mm (190.6 in)
Width : 1,830 mm (72.0 in)
Height : 1,905 mm (75.0 in)
Wheelbase : 2,950 mm (116.1 in)
Weight : 1,910 kg (4,200 lb)
Algys Autos are the UK / Importer and Supplier of Toyota Alphard and have been the UK Major Importer of quality used Japanese vehicles for nearly 20 years! We supply direct to the UK Trade or direct to the Public fully UK registered at the very best UK prices. Contact us for details via the email on this page or call UK Sales on 0207 9934785. We always have Alphard en route direct from Japan and to be supplied fully UK Registered at the best UK Prices FACT! Simply email for the current stock list, no obligation.
Just into Japan Stock and available as a direct Import and supplied UK Registered for you. A 2004 in lovely condition for only £4995!
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2002 (Oct) Toyota Alphard (ANH10W) G-AS 2400cc auto
Grade 4 with touch-up scratch on n/s front wing. Full factory aero kit and rear spoiler. Factory alloys with OK tires. Privacy glass. HID lights. Front fog lights. Front and rear cameras. Lane monitoring. Mood interior lighting. Climate control. ABS. Dual airbags. Veneer trim. Remote locking. Adjustable suspension. VTR plug-in. Nice interior. 62.000 miles Metallic pearl white £4495 Contact us for full slide show Ooops sorry now sold, email us for the latest email list which is updated daily.
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Toyota Alphard Welcab Disabled entry & access See it on Youtube here, arrives UK this week, £6495. Excellent Value for a luxury Mpv with a Toyota manufactured disabled entry and exit feature.
Toyota Alphard Hybrid Fuel Efficiency:
The Toyota Alphard Hybrid has a specially developed windshield glass which also reduces the amount of solar radiation penetration. Also in addition, the Alphard's roof and roof panels incorporate an insulating material to reduce the cabin temperature, this is designed to help conserve energy when the vehicle's air conditioner is in operation. The Toyota Alphard also boasts an insulated body and newly developed two-way compressor that is incorporated in the motor to optimize the use of the air conditioner, conserving fuel. All these features contribute to the Toyota Alphard Hybrid achieving a very respectable 42 mpg