September 25, 2015

Bajaj unveils its Quadricycle 'Qute', to be exported to 16 countries

Bajaj Auto 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 70 km 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 optimising 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.

"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," said Rakesh Sharma, President, International Business, Bajaj Auto.

Abraham Joseph, CTO, Bajaj Auto, added, "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 and emission performance. The engine is water cooled for long life."


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