The Toyota Land Cruiser may be the ultimate all-terrain vehicle for traversing the globe. But a drawback to overlanding in one is, well, there just isn’t a lot of room.
Now, Australian manufacturer EarthCruiser — the people behind the construction of this wild Mitsubishi truck — has a solution for that dilemma in the form of the new Extreme XTR model. It’s a Land Cruiser-based, solar-power-packing, pop-top motorhome.
Earth Cruiser’s base vehicle is a 79-Series Land Cruiser pickup truck. (Yes, one of the ones we can’t buy here in the United States.) Toyota’s 4.5-liter turbodiesel V8 powers it, generating 202 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can opt for a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Off-roading mods include a two-inch suspension lift and upgraded leaf springs, differentials and axles. Need some range? This rig can be outfitted to carry as much as 63 gallons of fuel.
The cabin sleeps three, with both a queen bed and a dinette that folds out into a single bed. It packs a fridge/freezer, a diesel cooktop and heater and an internal toilet and shower. A 540-watt solar panel provides electricity — which should mean power will be plentiful in sunny Australia.
According to New Atlas, which dug up this cool off-road camper, the Extreme XTR won’t come cheap. It will start at $240,000 AUS (a little under $154,000 in U.S. dollars) Down Under. Earth Cruiser expects to have the first Extreme XTR unit finished in July.
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