Mahindra Bolero, which was once the best-selling Utility Vehicle in the Indian market remains a popular choice. The Bolero is quite popular, especially for its build quality. Here is a cab owner, who has modified the Bolero to add a fully functional toilet seat. In these testing times of COVID-19 pandemic, this would be a perfect choice for long-distance journeys. Travelling in this will ensure that you don’t have to stop at a public toilet! Here are the details.
The modification job has been done by Ojes Automobiles located in Kerala. The modification garage has completed numerous modification jobs in the past and has even worked on the vehicles of celebrities including Mammootty, Prithviraj and more such actors. They are primarily into coachbuilding and caravan customisation business. To modify the Bolero, they have made sure that the structure of the vehicle remains intact. As for the cost, it took about Rs 65,000 for the job.
The Mahindra Bolero now gets a fully functional vacuum toiler, which you might have seen in the aeroplanes. The third row of the vehicle has been removed completely to make space for the toilet seat. The western-styled seat has been imported and is fitted side-facing in the vehicle. It is not only the toilet seat, the mini-washroom also gets faucets, soap dispenser and sanitizer to ensure good hygiene. There are two separate tanks for water. There is a tank that supplies freshwater and another tank collects wastewater, which can be reused. The tanks are made up of GRP coated aluminium, which will last for years without any kind of leak. Powering all the system is an elaborate 12V electric system that powers an electric pump too.
Similar toilets have been installed in the vanity van of Mammootty and Prithviraj too. Ojes Automobiles can install it any kind of car if the height of the roof is 40-inches or more from the floor of the vehicle. Also, these modifications are not permanent and can be removed whenever required.
From the outside, there are no changes to the vehicle and the last row windows have been covered with opaque curtains. The owner of this Mahindra Bolero says that he has done it for his clients who often go on long-distance journeys. There are many kinds of dry toilets and camping toilets that you can buy in the market. However, they need to be set-up before one can use it. The one in the Mahindra Bolero is ready to use whenever required.
The new invention has received a lot of applause from all around including Anand Mahindra, who is the head of the Mahindra and Mahindra group. So next time you’re unable find a clean washroom on the highway, do think about this installation and call up Ojes Automobiles for more details.