BharatBenz has built customised luxury caravan for the Kerala Tourism Department, which will be used for the latter’s latest initiative – ‘Keravan Kerala. The ready-for-road camper van are built on BharatBenz’s 1017 chassis and can be customised to to accommodate 2 to 4 travellers.
The luxury caravans are built on BharatBenz’s 1017 chassis and will be available in two configurations
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the makers of BharatBenz trucks and buses has unveiled its new customised caravan for the Kerala Tourism Department. The ready-for-road camper van built in collaboration with Autobahn Trucking Dealership and JCBL Group will be used for Kerala’s latest initiative, Keravan Kerala. Under the new initiative, the Kerala Tourism Department wants to encourage the camping culture in the state, in line with the post-pandemic travel preferences of tourists. Thus, the department has chosen with BharatBenz to build the luxury camper caravan, which comes with a host of in-built features, and can be hired by tourists.
Commenting on the new development, Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, DICV said, “The pandemic has fundamentally transformed the trend and approach to our travel habits. Travellers are now expecting new-age smart solutions and our BharatBenz chassis is perfectly suited for this application. The ‘Keravan Caravan’ epitomises absolute luxury and unparalleled comfort. We are thrilled to witness the gradual revival of the tourism industry and welcome the new investor-friendly tourism policy.”
The luxury caravans are built on BharatBenz’s 1017 chassis and will be available in two configurations, customised to accommodate two to four travellers. The special creature comforts on offer include a spacious lounge area and modern amenities like recliner seats and a television. It also has a kitchen area that is furnished with all the necessary appliances like a refrigerator, microwave, induction cooktop, and custom-built storage for tableware. The fully air-conditioned caravan also comes with comfortable double bunk beds in the bedroom and a restroom with a shower.
The BharatBenz 1017 is claimed to deliver a comfortable and secure ride thanks to its parabolic suspension, along with a fuel-efficient BS6 engine. The bus chassis’ are produced at DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam.