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Japanese RVs are as bonkers as they are cute

I promised myself I would never do an 'ain't Japan weird?' post. But then Honda does a kei sized articulated RV rig, and it's all downhill into candy coloured lala land from there. Sumimasen, Japan.

So, after the N-Slash lusted over by Jason and liked by Kat, Honda isn't done tempting us with demented keis on the N platform. The N-TRUCK is indeed a minute trucklet made from an N-BOX with 50cm cut out of the wheelbase, and a platform where the boot used to be. As Google translate puts it: "Dare obtained by subtract a space, and then propose a new value."

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The new value proposed in that space is the N-CAMP. Yes, really. Check out the flower vases:

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(Photo credit: Honda)

It's meant to be big enough for two, with a bed upstairs and a flexible space downstairs.

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While the N-TRUCK / N-CAMP combo is a concept, the Japan Camping Car show where it'll shine shows that making campers out of keis like the N-BOX is perfectly normal. The "White House N-BOX+Neo" sleeps four and comes with a heater, for example:

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(Photo credit: White House Camper)

Though for my money, the Daihatsu Hijet crew cab based Karucan is just cooler:

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(Photo credit: Karucan)

In the unlikely event that neither option gives quite enough space for you, Karucan also offers this delightful piece of kei origami:

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(Photo credit: Karucan)

Another solution to create more space is, of course, enlengthening your miniature truck into a triple axle motorhome such as this Mikami Tentmushi 6 wheeler:

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(Photo credit: Mikami)










If this all seems a bit impossible for the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, there is one option that should be legal, and, as luck would have it, it's based on every Jalop's favourite:

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