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Bajaj RE60 named- the Qute. Exports announced, India launch awaiting

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L-R- Rakesh Sharma, President, International Business, Ravi Kumar, President, Business Development, Abraham Joseph, CTO & Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto at the launch of RE60 "Qute"

The RE 60 will be called the ‘Qute’. Bajaj Auto announced the plans to export its Qute Quadricycle to countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Production of Bajaj Qute has already commenced and the company  is awaiting for a verdict from the Supreme Court to launch this vehicle in India. Only then we can have a word on its pricing.

The Qute is powered by a water-cooled 216cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder DTSi, 4-valve engine that returns a fuel efficiency of 36 kmpl. The engine produces 20 BHP of power and is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.  The Qute can reach a top speed of 70 km/hr . It has low carbon emission of 66 gm/km.

Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto at the launch of RE60 "Qute"
Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto at the launch of RE60 “Qute”

PRESS RELEASE

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 kmp
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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