How to Own Bulletproof Cars in India. Know Cost of Converting a Personal SUV Car to Bulletproof Car with Modifications in Glass, Body, Suspension, Tyres
Considering Risk of Life or seek Additional Safety Measure then in Mobility Solution a bullet proof car is a viable option and is on increasing search in India and International Market.
There are layers of Armor Plate - or Bullet Proof Glass or Run Flat Tyres available - which can prove useful in case of an attack. Good point is - Any Personal Car can be converted by doing Modification and there are many Companies operating in this Space
Downside of this Kind of Cars - No Warranty, Been the Body Weight increased Multifold - the Power Pick is reduced and the High Cost Factor. Its best to only Choose High End Diesel SUV, Sedan Cars - having high Power and Torque levels for Bullet Proof Option - so that the drive-ability remains intact despite of additional weight
Mahindra Marksman is what should look out. Although Mahindra has developed it exclusively for Defence and Military and comes as India first armoured capsule based light bulletproof vehicle with Level B6 with Ballistic Steel Interior Frame
The Car is powered with Mahindra Proven 2.2 Litre M Hawk Engine displacing 120 BHP Power and 280 NM Torque in 4 Wheel Drive. Basis the level of Safety needed - Mahindra can do customize Marksman and starting price of the car starts from Rs 40 Lakh
Any Personal Car can be converted into Bullet Proof by :- Modifying Body Design with Armor Plate inside the Structure, Changing Side Window Glass and Front and Rear Windshield, Modifying Rubber
Note - No Engine Modification is generally done - as thats an outcome of fine mechanical from Manufacturer and this is not been touched while doing Modifications. Its best to choose in Powerful SUV or Diesel Sedan with High Torque and Power as a first step.
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There are Some Designers - Makers - who Modify Personal Car to Bullet Car
Also - if you Intend to Own Luxury Car - make speak to Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz etc - wherein they may customize the vehicle from Plant Itself as Armored Vehicle.
A Bullet Proof car can cost in range of 80 Lakhs to 4 crore i.e Hundred Thousand Dollars to 500000 US Dollars (depending on quality and material used). Generally, SUV Like Toyota Fortuner, Tata Safari, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Landcruiser Prado, Mahindra Scorpio, Ford Endeavour are mostly heard as converted to Bulletproof cars
But - an Indian made Custom Kit - can be obtained for close to 50 Lakhs. For Instance - Scorpio used to come with Bullet Proof Edition having
BulletProof Windshield and Side Window Glass, Body Panels
» Fire Proof Fuel Tank
» Run Flat Tyre System
» Blast Proof Carpet
Defence Land Systems was providing above Kit in around 40 to 50 Lakh Rs. So - for those on budget - but still seeking Safety from Pistol attacks upto 9mm - can choose in above Safety Kit