Bajaj Qute Price Revealed Ahead of Launch in India
First revealed at the Auto Expo 2012 in Greater Noida under the name of RE60, the Bajaj Qute has had to face many hurdles over the years in terms of regulations. An amendment from the Government of India has already ensured that the Qute will see the Indian roads and the recent leak of pricing has made the fact more concrete than ever. The petrol variant of Bajaj Qute comes with a price tag of INR 2.64 lakh while CNG can be had for INR 2.84 lakh. The prices are much higher than what most sources expected for the Qute. Both the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
New stipulations were formed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways when they decided to approve the quadricycles and change the policies. According to these new regulations, a vehicle will be considered a quadricycle only if it has a curb weight of fewer than 475 kilograms and passes the safety, emissions, and crash tests that are mandatory. These safety standards are considered to be more strict than the ones set in Europe for the same category.
Other manufacturers and policymakers have been openly disapproving Bajaj Auto but the Qute is all set to make a statement and a name for itself. The Qute is manufactured at the Chakan facility of Bajaj Auto along with the three-wheelers produced by the company. The quadricycle will get its power from a 216.6cc single-cylinder water-cooled petrol engine which will be mounted in the rear of the vehicle. Bajaj Qute comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the top speed claimed by the company is 70 kph. The mileage stands at 35 kmpl and 43 km/kg for petrol and CNG respectively.
Bajaj Qute Specifications
- Engine Displacement – 216.6cc
- Four Stroke, Twin Spark-Ignition
- Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
- Power (Petrol) – 13 BHP @ 5500 rpm
- Torque (Petrol) – 18.9 NM @ 4000 rpm
- Power (CNG) – 10.8 BHP @ 5500 rpm
- Torque (CNG) – 16.1 NM @ 4000 rpm
- 5-Speed Gearbox
- Fuel Tank – 8 litres
- Ground Clearance – 180mm (Approx.)
- Turning Circle – 3.5 metres
- Wheelbase – 1925 mm