Bajaj Auto announces export of the Qute (earlier called the RE60)
Bajaj has launched a new class of vehicle, the Qute quadricycle. Originally called the RE60, the vehicle underwent a change of name based on customer input from various countries. The vehicle is classified as a quadricycle, a sub-group of the light commercial vehicle (LCV) class. As of now, the Qute will be exported to 16 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. It will not be sold in India because of an approval pending from the Supreme Court. The Qute, though, has been cleared for the European WVTA (Whole Vehicle Type Approval) certification awarded by RDW Netherlands.
Positioned as an alternative to the auto-rickshaw, the Qute is powered by a water-cooled 4-valve DTS-i petrol motor that displaces 200cc. The single-cylinder engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Bajaj claims a top speed of 70kmph and a fuel efficiency of 36kmpl. The company adds that the carbon emission from the Qute is only 66g per kilometre.
Abraham Joseph, CTO of 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 a 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 and triple spark ignition. Coupled with the 5-speed gear box, it gives outstanding fuel efficiency and emission performance. The engine is water cooled for long life."
Bajaj Auto all set to export 'Qute' to over 16 countries
|While India awaits the Supreme Court verdict, the eco-friendly, next gen Quadricycle makes its way to countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. New Delhi, September 25, 2015: Bajaj Auto the world's largest manufacturer of three-wheelers, today announced plans to export its Quadricycle, known as RE60. During research the RE 60 evoked responses from consumers like 'Cute' and 'beautiful' in Asia and 'Bonita' in Latin America. The RE 60 is now branded as 'Qute'. 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. 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 Europe. Mr. 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." Mr Abraham Joseph, CTO, Bajaj Auto said, "We have applied all our two-wheeler expertise of light weight vehicle engineering & 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 Low emissions CO2 : 66gms/km Highest Mileage 36 kmpl Maximum Speed 70 kmph Turning circle radius 3.5 meters Overall length 2752 mm Overall width 1312 mm Overall height 1650 mm Seating capacity 1+3|
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