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Thiruvananthapuram, NFAPost: Kerala Tourism Minister P A Mohammed Riyas along with Transport Minister Antony Raju launched ‘Keravan Kerala’, which offers luxury camper travel experience for vacationers when they come to God’s Own Country.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the makers of BharatBenz Trucks and Buses, 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’.

Speaking at the event, P A Mohammed Riyas said addressing post-pandemic travel preferences, ‘Keravan Kerala’ will target encouraging the camping culture in the state.

“The Kerala Tourism Department is making aggressive efforts to promote in the state as part of increasing state GDP and creating more employment. We will make pro-active measure to make Kerala the top tourism destination in the country with a focus on sustainability,” said P A Mohammed Riyas.

BharatBenz chassis has been chosen as the preferred model and will be available in two configurations customised to accommodate 2 or 4 travelers with a host of in-built features delivering maximum comfort and safety. 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.

DICV Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Rajaram Krishnamurthy said the pandemic has fundamentally transformed the trend and approach to 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,” said Rajaram Krishnamurthy.

BharatBenz 1017 delivers the most comfortable and secure ride with its world-class proven BSVI technology, parabolic suspension, and best-in-class fuel-efficient engine with low maintenance. The bus chassis’ are produced at DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam. BharatBenz – a Daimler brand

About Daimler India Commercial Vehicles

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, Germany, and operating under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, is a full-fledged commercial vehicle player in India with a brand dedicated to its home market: BharatBenz.

DICV produces and sells trucks from 10 to 55 tons, as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches, and bus chassis. DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares) including a highly modern test track and is home to the company’s headquarters, R&D, and training operations.

With one global quality standard, it also produces Daimler Trucks’ brands of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner. Products and parts are exported to more than 60 markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. DICV represents an overall investment of more than Rs 9,560 crores.

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