Leading two and three wheeler
manufacturer Bajaj Auto has announced plans to export its Quadricycle, known as
RE60. The RE 60 is now branded as ‘Qute’.
During research the RE 60 evoked responses from consumers like ‘Cute’
and ‘beautiful’ in Asia and ‘Bonita’ in Latin America. Production for Bajaj Qute has already
commenced and export to about 16 countries is planned.
The Qute is powered by an all
new water-cooled DTSi, 4-valve engine that has an impressive fuel efficiency of
36 kmpl and a max speed of 70km per hour. It is easy to drive, compact,
lightweight and has an extremely low carbon emission of 66 gm/km. Qute has been
designed in response to evolving requirements of low cost, last mile public
transport across the world by optimizing size, weight, cost and speed.
The car weighs 400 kg and is powered
by a 217cc engine producing 13.5ps power @ 5500rpm and 19.6Nm of torque @4000
rpm. It has aturning radius of 3.5metre. It comfortably meets Euro 3 emission
regulations as well as the proposed Indian Quadri emission norms with 66 gms of
Qute is the first Indian made
Quadricycle to meet the stringent European Quadricycle norms and get the
European WVTA (Whole Vehicle Type Approval) certification awarded by RDW
Netherlands. Today, Bajaj Auto is all
set to export Qute to over 16 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and
Rakesh Sharma, President,
International Business, Bajaj Auto said, “Over the years, the Bajaj RE has
become a part of the social fabric in many countries. Apart from being an
effective last mile transportation solution it also provides employment to
millions. With Qute, we are now raising the bar and ushering in a new solution
of transportation that is cleaner, safer and more comfortable. Our partners
across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe are excited about the growth
opportunities that Qute can bring for us.”
Abraham Joseph, CTO, Bajaj Auto said, “We have
applied all our two-wheeler expertise of
light weight vehicle engineering and
super-efficient powertrain technology based on DTS-i, to create the Qute. We use high strength steel body along with
impact resistant plastic closures to achieve this. The small displacement high
performance 4 Valve engine uses closed loop fuel injection & triple spark
ignition. Coupled with the 5 speed gear
box, it gives outstanding fuel efficiency & emission performance. The
engine is water cooled for long life.”
Qute Product Specs
CO2 : 66gms/km
Turning circle radius
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