Recently, a Tata Harrier VIP Limousine with a long wheelbase and bullet-proof bodyshell has been rendered, thereby making us wonder if it's the perfect car for PM Modi
Indian car enthusiasts always have a passion for heavily armoured VIP cars. Furthermore, these vehicles provide a marvellous marketing opportunity for car manufacturers since they are usually in the spotlight. While in some other leading car-manufacturing nations such as Germany, the USA and China, their leaders utilize the home-grown vehicles even when travelling abroad, in India, the leaders use foreign cars as their main means of transport. Currently, the Indian prime minister is travelling in a heavily fortified Range Rover Sentinel SUV, which is also official state car. While Tata Motors owns Land Rover, the Range Rover Sentinel is not considered to be a homegrown sate car. In the meanwhile, the Indian president travels around by a Mercedes S600 Pullman Guars limousine.
Tata Motors, our home-grown automaker, is highly anticipated to introduce the nation’s own state car. Considering the increasing popularity of SUVs in the country, a stretched high-riding and a thoroughly armoured SUV would serve as an efficient means of transport for Indian leaders. Accordingly, rendering specialist Shoeb R Kalania has rendered one such vehicle which is based on the Tata Harrier. Firstly, let’s have a look at the video to see how the vehicle has been created.
The Tata Harrier VIP limousine seems to deserve to be a potential official state vehicle of India with a decent road presence and a Land Rover-derived platform. Like other official state cars such as the Cadillac Beast, the US President’s official car, this Harrier has a super long wheelbase but it does not have any negative impacts on the Harrier’s proportional shape. The long wheelbase would offer the occupants a high level of comfort and convenience. The car absolutely offers the best level of safety; it is bullet-proof and offers protection against land mines and bombs.
Considering the fact that Jaguar Land Rover’s experienced Special Vehicles division is ready to operate, the Tata Harrier VIP Limousine’s development will not pose many technical challenges for the Indian home-grown auto manufacturer. Nevertheless, only several units will be manufactured while the development of such a VIP vehicle will demand a considerable amount of engineering effort. The final cost will be very high. Many of us might wonder whether Tata Motors will decide to spend a large amount of money on one such vehicle or the auto company will continue to supply the Range Rover Sentinel which is already a popular car not only in India but also in the global market. While the latter is more reasonable, it would be cool to see the head of state travels in a domestic VIP limousine.