A first in India: The five-star, semi-bulletproof caravan of Mammootty

Mammootty's love affair with automobiles is a topic of hot debate among his fans. Both films and vehicles get their pride of place in his scheme of things. Now, Mammootty's new caravan has become the topic of discussion among his fans and auto lovers.

Mammootty's new caravan is the first vehicle that has been built according to caravan body code to be registered in India. The vehicle complies with the Automotive Research Association of India's AIS 124 code for crash test, rollover test, acceleration test, motor test and several other norms. It has been built by Ojes Body Builders of Kothamangalam. Ojes is the only company in the country to have a licence to build such caravans.

The work on the caravan began much before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. It also has the favourite registration number of Mammootty - 369. Not just in Kerala, the caravan is the largest in the entire South India.

The 12-metre-long vehicle is mounted on the chassis of Bharat Benz and equipped with five-star facilities. The vehicle has glass that is semi-bullet proof and is soundproof. Other facilities include a bedroom and a kitchen. The bedroom can be expanded to both sides, giving it the space of a big room. Toilet flush and taps are touchscreen operated.

The caravan also has Rolls-Royce-like starlight headliner that incorporates hundreds of fibre-optic stars in the vehicle's roof lining. Moreover, there is a panoramic sunroof in the bedroom. These features inside the caravan are connected to Mammootty's mobile phone and can be remotely operated. A 360-degree camera takes care of the safety department. The camera sends photographs to the mobile phone. Besides, the vehicle is also Alexa voice-enabled, hence television, lights and other features can be operated through voice command.

The home theatre in the caravan is equipped with Yamaha's theatre system. It has been done by HiFi Link that had set up the home theatre at the actor’s residence. The dark blue and white vehicle is powered by Benz's OM906 6,373cc engine that generates 235 bhp of power and 850 Nm of torque.

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