As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in some places, the people must adapt to the new normal and some are even finding new ways to do things. Going to that favorite coffee shop or a pub with your BFF will never be the same again, at least for a foreseeable future.
Anyway, a gentleman from the Indian state of Kerala has retrofitted a toilet into his Mahindra Bolero SUV. He says that he’s an electrical consultant and needs to travel long distances involving driving through tough terrain for work and hence the choice of that vehicle. Long distance travel meant he had to find a way for some personal hygiene and using a public toilet during these times is not an option.
What he did was he removed the jump seats in the third row of the SUV and fitted a vacuum toilet, the one you’ll find in an aircraft. It has got a water tank and a spraying gun to wash your bottom, a sanitizer, and a neat little hook on the roof to hang clothes or a towel. The waste is stored in a tank somewhere underneath the vehicle and is treated with chemicals.
The 2020 Mahindra Bolero is powered by a 1.5-litre (1,493 cc) mHawk75 3-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, producing 55.9 kW (76 hp) at 3600 rpm and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque between 1600-2200 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. A 4WD option is not yet available on the BS6 model.