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A Home On Wheels

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Anyone who has grown up reading Enid Blyton’s Mr Galliano’s Circus would understand the desire to live in a caravan. A home - or office - on wheels was one of the products that caught the eye at the Auto Expo 2014, amidst the exciting and flashy car and mobike launches.

PCP Motors, a group company of Paracoat Products which manufactures NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) reduction components, rolled out its PCP Terra motor home which is aimed at the travel enthusiast. PCP claims to be the first Indian company to launch a ready to use Motor Home-cum-office with space for up to seven people.

The PCP Terra was initially launched in the Auto Expo 2012 but didn’t gain as much traction as expected. The vehicle was previously built on the platform of the Toyota Hilux and exported from Thailand. However to bring down the costs, two variants are now built on different chassis- Mahindra Genio and Isuzu D-max. These will be available now for Rs. 32 lakh -35 lakh. The Motor Home is being manufactured out of a plant in Bhiwadi with a capacity to build 100 units every year.

The inside of the caravan is like a snug living room, one that can double up as a bed room when required. It's  complete with a refrigerator, microwave, air conditioner, wash room, shower, multimedia system and a display monitor to check the level of fresh water and waste water available in the cabin. PCP had these two variants designed in collaboration with Van Tech of Japan and Siam Motorhome Co. Ltd. of Thailand.

" The caravan concept is seen mostly in the US and Australia, but we dared to bring it to India because we believe road tourism is picking up and luxury vehicles like this will see demand," says Rajesh Poddar, Director (Business development), PCP Motors.

PCP Motors is targeting fleet owners for travelers, entertainment industry, and even politicians who travel a lot during election campaigning in India.