Editor Bertrand D'Souza took his family on a camping holiday in the recently launched Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo. They travelled from Delhi to the Pokhran salt flats in Rajasthan, spending time amidst some stunning views thanks to the Marco Polo's many on-board features.
The Marco Polo luxury MPV is India's first camper van with prices starting at Rs 1.38 crore, ex-showroom. Powering it is a 2.0-litre BSVI-compliant diesel engine with 163PS and 380 Nm, paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The rear seats fold flat into a double bed, and can be completely isolated with blinds. The electric roof extension with a built-in foldable tent also provides a sleeping compartment for two more. The Marco Polo even has a mini kitchenette with an LPG gas cylinder and a proper washbasin and sink. There is also an exterior awning and a foldable table and chairs for outdoor seating. To further enforce itself as a long-distance travel solution, the Marco Polo has a 38-litre water tank and a 40-litre one for waste water.