Some people dream of camping in an RV but not everyone has the luxury of space to park it when back at home. This is especially true for space-starved major cities like Tokyo, Japan. This is where this Toyota Hilux pickup truck-turned-camper, called BR75, from DirectCars, could come in handy.
The BR75 SUV Adventure Camper, as it is called, is not much larger than a regular double cab Hilux – except maybe a little taller – which makes it local open parking spaces-friendly. We are not sure which Hilux it is based on. From the look of it, it appears to be the latest Z “GR Sport” and Z models. We could be wrong.
If that is the case, it should be powered by a 2.4L 2GD-FTV inline-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable nozzle turbocharger producing 148 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Again, we could be wrong.
Anyhoo, DirectCars have replaced the short bed of the Hilux with a camper module while retaining the five-seater configuration. I would think the modification is not as simple as removing the truck bed and installing a custom camper module because the module also has an opening that allows users to move freely between the cabin and the camper without stepping out.
The pass-through has a hinged door and there is a modesty curtain too, presumably for times when you want some privacy without shutting the door. Meanwhile, the camper offers a micro-living setup, complete with seats with a folding table that can be turned into a double bed, and an attached shower with foldout vanity (though no mention of a toilet).
I don’t believe it has a kitchenette but if you are out camping, you can always set up a stove outside. So, it should not be a big issue. As for the toilet… I have going to assume this camper requires you to do it in the wild or at the trailer park where there is such an amenity.
The camper module is complete with push-out windows on either side and if more natural light is required, you may opt for the optional pop-up roof that not offers more natural light into the interior but also more headroom as well as space for a pull-down double bed.
Climate control in the camper is via, believe it or not, a home air conditioner unit, and its compressor is fitted under the rear bumper, protected by a custom under-bumper guard.
A large touchscreen display above the entrance door on the inside with an easy-to-use interface lets you control the lighting and check the status of the equipment.
On the outside, at the left rear end, there is a pair of outlets for powering your electrical appliances and/or equipment. Moving to the rear, there is a large rear entrance with a flip-up door that opens up to the living on the left and the shower on the right.
All interior lights are LEDs and electrical power is supplied by an onboard 200 Ah lithium-ion battery supported by 200 W rooftop solar panels.
Images: Direct Cars [JP].
via Yanko Design.