4×4 Toyota Hiace Family Campervan
There are 2 types of campervans that seem to be the hardest to find in Australia.
Well, Dream Drive Campervans have a solution!
Introducing the KumaQ by Dream Drive Campervans.
Dream Drive founder Jared, spent childhood holidays travelling the UK and Australia in campervans.
While working an office job in Japan, he reignited that love of road trips and found that Japan was perfectly set up for road tripping in a campervan.
With it’s beautiful countryside, loads of onsen (hot springs) and thousands of public toilets, it makes travelling around Japan easy and appealing.
However, there was a lack of options for campervans as they’re not (yet) as popular as here in Australia, the UK or the USA.
So Jared started by converting his own family car into a campervan, and then kept converting more.
Jared and his family have now moved back to Australia, but their factory in Tokyo employs 30 craftspeople that convert the Toyota Hiace vans into cozy and functional campervans.
So let’s look at the vans!
Unique features of these family friendly campervans
There are some great features that I love about this van, that make it different from most other vans available on the market in Australia at the moment.
Toyota Hiace 4×4 Camper van
Toyota no longer sell the Hiace van as 4×4 in Australia, so if you want to convert your own off road van, you’re limited to the Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter or Transporter,
But since Dream Drive convert the vans in Japan, they’re able to import both the 2WD and 4WD Toyota Hiace campervans into Australia.
Comfortably seat & sleep a family of 4-5
I’ve lost count of how many times readers have asked me which campervans can sleep the whole family. And the options have been very limited.
Finally we have an option that includes a stationary bed, plus a 2 seater that converts to another bed, tucking in underneath the main bed.
Diesel or Unleaded
Rather than get into a heated debate about whether diesel or petrol is better, you can decide for yourself!
The diesel version of the Toyota Hiace comes in 2WD or 4×4 and seats 4 people.
The unleaded version also comes in 2WD or 4×4 and seats 5 people (there are 3 seats up front).
Convertible cargo space
The bed in the rear can be easily removed (and stowed in the side cabinets) to create a convenient cargo space.
This makes the van great for family roadtrips, campervan holidays where you can take bikes or other adventure equipment, just you family daily driver or to haul larger items around.
A truly multi-functional vehicle.
Long list of standard features in such a compact campervan
- Transforming Rear Seat (With ISOFIX)
- Walnut CountertopTable with adjustable attachment
- Modular Bed Kit
- Handcrafted Furniture
- Quality Hardware & Hinges
- Deep Sink & Faucet
- High Pressure Pump
- Quick Release Shower Hose
- 19L Fresh Water Tank
- 100AH Lithium Battery
- D/C Charger
- LED down lights
- Dimmable LED light bar
- 1000W Inverter 1000W
- A/C Charging Outlets x2 AC
- 28L Fridge
- Shore Power Charger
Great optional extras in the KumaQ camper van
- Black-out Curtains
- Insect Screens Insect Net (Rear Door)
- Side-window Rain Cover
- 2000W Inverter
- Solar System (175W)
- Additional 100AH Battery
- Thermal Wool Insulation
- Webasto FF Heater
- Side Awning (Fiamma 3.5M)
- Off-Road Tires
- Half Paint
- Additional 19L Fresh Water Tank
Toyota Hiace 4×4 camper van price
|2WD HIACE UNLEADED
|4×4 HIACE UNLEADED
|2WD HIACE DIESEL
|4×4 HIACE DIESEL
See a walkthrough of the van to really appreciate all the features.
We know that the Toyota Hiace is a hugely popular vehicle choice here in Australia, especially for campervans; they’re easily serviced, parts are readily available and they’re fuel efficient.
All very good reasons why I think the KumaQ is going to go really well here in Australia.
Is this your kinda campervan?
Dream Drive Campervan KumaQ
Vehicle: Toyota Hiace
Price: from $123,000
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