Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the makers of BharatBenz Trucks and Buses today unveiled its luxurious ready-for-road BharatBenz caravan in association with Autobahn Trucking Dealership and JCBL Group, to support the Kerala Tourism Department’s latest initiative- ‘Keravan Kerala’. The inauguration was presided by Kerala Tourism Minister Mr. P. A. Mohammed Riyas and Transport Minister Mr. Antony Raju, and other senior dignitaries from the state government.
Built on BharatBenz 1017 chassis, the caravan will be available in two configurations, customized to accommodate 2 to 4 travelers. It comes equipped with a spacious lounge area and modern amenities like recliner seats and a television to make the travel experience fun and comfortable. The kitchen area is furnished with all the necessary appliances like a refrigerator, microwave, induction cooktop, and custom-built storage for tableware to ensure they stay in place while the caravan is in motion. The fully air-conditioned caravan has tastefully designed and comfortable double bunk beds in the bedroom and a restroom with a shower.
BharatBenz 1017 with parabolic suspension is powered by 3907 cc, 4 cylinder, vertical in-line BS6 turbocharged diesel engine, which churns out 170 HP at 2500 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 1500 rpm. The bus chassis’ are produced at DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam, Tamil Nadu.
Addressing post-pandemic travel preferences, ‘Keravan Kerala’ will target encouraging the camping culture in the state. BharatBenz chassis has been chosen as the preferred model and will be available in two configurations customized to accommodate 2 or 4 travelers with a host of in-built features delivering maximum comfort and safety.
Mr. Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, DICV: “The pandemic has fundamentally transformed the trend and approach to our travel habits. Travelers are now expecting new-age smart solutions and our BharatBenz chassis is perfectly suited for this application. The ‘Keravan Caravan’ epitomizes 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.”