Bajaj Auto gears up to export Qute quadricycle

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.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 25 Sep 2015 Views icon7319 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
L-R: Rakesh Sharma, president, International Business; Ravi Kumar, president, Business Development; Abraham Joseph, CTO and Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, at the launch of RE60 Qute.

L-R: Rakesh Sharma, president, International Business; Ravi Kumar, president, Business Development; Abraham Joseph, CTO and Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, at the launch of RE60 Qute.

Bajaj Auto, the world’s largest manufacturer of three-wheelers, has announced plans to export its Quadricycle, earlier known as the RE60 and now called the Qute from the word ‘cute’ following feedback from consumers .

Production of the 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 delivers 36kpl 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. The Qute, says Bajaj Auto, has been designed in response to evolving requirements of low cost, last mile public transport across the world by optimising size, weight, cost and speed.

The Qute, according to the company, 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. Now Bajaj Auto is all set to export Qute to over 16 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

Rakesh Sharma, president, International Business, Bajaj Auto said, “With the 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 lightweight vehicle engineering  and super-efficient powertrain technology based on DTS-i, to create the Qute.  We used a high strength steel body along with impact resistant plastic closures to achieve this. The small displacement, high-performance, four-valve engine uses closed loop fuel injection and triple spark ignition. Coupled with the five-speed gearbox, it gives outstanding fuel efficiency and emission performance.”

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