Since the first rendition of the Isuzu D-Max, I have always thought it is a game-changing pick-up that has the potential of making a capable camper for dreamy adventurers. We got a fair idea of the capabilities with the sight of the AT35 Basecamp show truck earlier last year, and ever since, I for one had my eyes pinned on what’s on the road for the good old workhorse in the camping department.
A little over a year later, Isuzu UK introduces us to another purpose-built show vehicle, which is based on the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross model and is called the Expedition Edition. Designed as a camper, this model is delivered with a hardshell roof tent, a pull-out functional kitchen, and an awning for additional usable space outside.
With a little iota of doubt, the Isuzu camper has a spirit drenched in the idea of camping in unexplored terrains. For this, the modular pick-up camper is decorated with ARB camping accessories that turn the ordinary truck bed into a special Expedition Edition camper. And when you are done exploring the outdoors, it’s time to pack the gear and strip the truck blank for daily city routine.
With all the ARB accessories, the Valencia Orange D-Max V-Cross Expedition Edition looks a little exaggerated and outlandish. It is a simple, purposeful idea of an everyday pick-up camper you can take for a weekend trip or a longish stay in a remote location, provided you can fend for the power and water needs.
For comfort and functional usage on the go, the Expedition Edition comes mounted with a fold-out hardshell rooftop tent attached to an extending awning. The tent makes enough room for three persons and comes with a stargazing moonroof. For a little deck up, the rooftop tent has LED light strips on the inside and outside, and also features a storage section within.
Taking care of the culinary needs on the Isuzu camper is the installed slide-out kitchen complete with a prep area, three-burner gas stove, sink, fridge and a water canister. With the given features, Isuzu means business this time. Even though the camper is going to make presence on different RV/camper shows throughout the country in the coming months, the drivable Isuzu D-Max Expedition Edition will be available in the UK with ARB accessories.