A video shared on Youtube by local automotive journalist Sarath Saji shows how a toilet can fit inside a Toyota Fortuner SUV. It’s a three-row SUV, but not a very large one, at less than 189-inch (4.80-meter) long. The limited interior height of the Fortuner doesn’t seem to matter, as normal people will still fit inside while seated.
The toilet is installed in the boot, occupying half the space for the third row of seats and a big part of the luggage space. This makes the Fortuner a six-seat affair, which is still useful, as long as there aren’t many suitcases to carry. If you wonder why you’d want such a thing, apparently, the Indians have developed a taste for car toilets during the pandemic.
Having your own place while traveling long distances is a good thing, limiting the interaction with fellow travelers. Also, there aren’t many clean and safe toilets on the Indian roads, so many cab drivers prefer to have them inside their vehicles. What’s more interesting is that passengers can use the vacuum toilets while the car is on the move. It might prove awkward in the case of heavy braking or a sudden maneuver, though.