Headquartered out of Tokyo, Direct Cars is a Japanese company that specializes in converting existing vans and trucks into custom-designed go-anywhere campers. And the latest donor vehicle to be bestowed with Direct Cars’ signature treatment is Toyota’s immensely popular Hilux pickup.
Based on the dual-cab version of the mid-sized pickup, this camper — known as the BR75 — is being offered in two variants; the Hilux Z-based BR75-G; and the more high-end Hilux GR Sport-based BR75-Z. Accessible via two external doors as well as through the cabin of the truck, the interior of the BR75 features a pop-up roof, ample storage space thanks to a myriad of cabinets and hanging shelves, dirt and scratch-resistant flooring, rugged textile upholstery, an onboard home air conditioner, and a bench seat and table that transform into a full-sized bed. There’s also a second pull-down bed that’s big enough to comfortably sleep two kids. Other noteworthy elements include external power outlets, a touchscreen control panel, and a massive rear entrance hatch.
What’s more, on top of an 85-liter water tank, a 20-liter clean water tank, and a 45-liter drain tank, the interior of the camper also boasts a separate bathroom that comes loaded with a waterproof floor, a mirror, a slide-out counter table, a full-fledged sink, modern fixtures, and doors that allow it to be accessed from inside or outside the camper. Feeding the rig’s 200Ah secondary battery is a set of 200W roof-mounted solar panels. The Z-spec also gains a few additional upgrades over the BR75-G, such as a side-mounted pull-out awning and an additional window on its rear hatch. To bring the camper to life, the team at Direct Cars also had to remove the donor truck’s bed in order to install the camper shell. Rather than tossing out the bed after plucking it from the truck, the team has instead repurposed it into an off-road trailer that’s now towed behind the camper.
Available for order now, the Direct Cars BR75 Toyota Hilux Adventure Camper starts at ¥10,980,000 (~ $83,600) Toyota Hilux Z BR75-G model while the top-of-the-line GR-Sport Hilum-based BR75-Z model is priced at ¥12,450,000 (~ $94,800).