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On the global market, the Toyota Hilux is an extremely popular truck. It is known for being almost indestructible, and honestly, I wish Toyota would sell it here in the States. Fortunately for us, we will have the 2024 Toyota Tacoma soon, but the Hilux seems to take things to the next level. And that is especially true when it comes to the BR-75 Hilux camper conversion from Direct Cars.

How much is a Hilux BR75 camper?

The BR-75 Hilux truck has an entry price of around $84,000, but it’s not like that matters. You aren’t going to be able to get one here in the United States due to import laws. This camper conversion is available in two different trim levels, and it’s based on the Toyota Hilux Z trim. Because the Hilux has a reputation for being a long-lasting pickup truck, it’s easy to see why a camper conversion would be popular. 

The Toyota Hilux BR75 camper conversion is on display.
Toyota Hilux | Direct Cars

The Toyota Hilux BR75, customized by Direct Cars, offers things like a refrigerator, television, solar panel, and a heater. You can also get this truck with an exterior awning, and that should help folks who intend to use this build for camping. 

Is the Toyota Hilux the same as the Tacoma?

The Toyota Hilux and Toyota Tacoma might look similar, but they are two entirely different trucks. At the same time, both of these pickups do share a reputation for being reliable. From a looks standpoint, the Hilux looks like a global truck. 

The Toyota Hilux BR-75 by Direct Cars is driving through water.
Toyota Hilux camper | Direct Cars

In the States, the Tacoma is boxy, looks pretty angry, and with the 2024 Tacoma, it shares a lot of design with the Toyota Tundra. On the other hand, the Hilux has sleek body lines and large headlights. 

The differences don’t stop there. The Toyota Hilux offers more engine options, including a diesel engine. For you auto enthusiasts out there, both the Tacoma and the Hilux offer a six-speed manual transmission. Toyota has confirmed that the 2024 Tacoma will still offer the ability to row your own gears. 

Can you put a camper on a Toyota Tacoma?

The Tacoma is a midsize truck that you can put a camper on. So although we can’t get a BR-75 Hilux in the United States, not all hope is lost. A range of different brands design camper shells specifically for Toyota trucks. 

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is a truck that can fit a camper shell.
2023 Toyota Tacoma | Eric Boman, MotorBiscuit

This Toyota truck is popular with people who enjoy camping or appreciate the overlanding hobby. You can either buy a camper shell or you can try to manufacture one yourself. On the Tacoma forums, there are plenty of folks who have done a DIY camper. 

At the end of the day, even though you can’t buy a new Toyota Hilux BR75 here, the Tacoma is a solid midsize truck. According to Car and Driver, a new Tacoma is coming. This should help it feel more like a modern pickup. If you’ve been in the 2023 Tacoma, it does feel a little bit dated. Still, it remains an extremely popular vehicle.

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