Based in New South Wales, only a stone’s throw from some of the world’s best overlanding routes, Earthcruisers Australia is an expedition vehicle company that converts proven 4×4 models and trucks into go-anywhere off-road machines with well-appointed living quarters. Recently, the outfit started receiving requests to add another “lightweight” vehicle to its range, leading to a sneak preview of its forthcoming Exretme XTR model.
The mockup of the XTR is based on a 1979 Toyota Landcruiser that has been torn down and built back up with a large interior cabin with a queen memory foam-top bed, dinette, fridge and freezer, diesel cooktop and heater, AC, 3,000W inverter and 400A Lion battery, solar-pannels, and BMS, bathroom with internal shower, tilt-up gas-strut-assisted roof, fly-screen-enclosed opening windows, integrated awning, and 80L water tank with purifier, all controlled by an 80+ Function touchscreen. The vehicle also boasts numerous off-road-oriented upgrades including a 2” suspension lift backed by beefier leaf springs, upgraded differential and axle, and an extended wheelbase. The final product will be constructed around high-density thermal foam walls, roof, and flooring and will be molded/built from a single piece. For more information or updates on production, you can check out the Earthcruiser Australia website below.