Toyota Hilux turns into a spacious two-room RV

06-02-2023 13:30
Japanese tune-up shop Direct Cars has taken a Toyota Hilux GR Sport (see video) and transformed it into a home on wheels, which it called the BR75.

Japanese tune-up shop Direct Cars has taken a Toyota Hilux GR Sport (see video) and transformed it into a home on wheels, which it called the BR75.

What used to be a truck bed now holds a custom-fabricated frame with a stretched rear overhang and a trailer home on top. You can get inside from the cab or using the side door.

Most of the interior is occupied by a dining area with a stocked kitchen. When not used, the place can turn into a bed 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) long. Another bed, 1.6 m (5.25 ft.) long, is foldable and found higher up at the back. It is primarily suited for children, of course.

A door leads into a separate space that houses a shower cabin with a drain and has waterproof floor. There are storage compartments all around and a hatch that you can use to dump your dirty gear straight into the shower cabin without the need to first drag it through the dining and the living areas.

The split-system AC has its interior unit mounted at the ceiling in the back, while the exterior part is mounted behind the rear bumper and enjoys its own protective frame made from metal.

Two water tanks on board can store more than 100 liters (26+ gallons) of water combined. The pop-up roof comes prepped for solar panels, and there is an extra power battery listed under options. A touchscreen built into one of the walls provides centralized access to all equipment.

Direct Cars recycles some of the parts left unused from the truck conversion for a custom trailer, which it equips with a tow hitch and a drop lid.

It is important to note that the company has yet to produce any RVs: right now, it is gathering feedback and assessing the demand. A camper like this based on the standard Toyota Hilux will set you back at least ¥10,980,000 (U.S. $83,300), while opting for the sportier GR Sport spec will necessitate ¥12,450,000 ($94,500) before options.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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