First revealed at the Auto Expo 2012 in Greater Noida under the name of RE60, the Bajaj Qute faced many hurdles over the years in terms of regulations. An amendment in the policies from the Government of India has finally made it possible for Bajaj to launch the Qute quadricycle in India. It has been launched in 2 variants, the petrol model is for personal use and the CNG model has been specifically designed for commercial use.
The petrol variant of Bajaj Qute comes with a price tag of INR 2.48 lakh while the CNG model can be had for INR 2.78 lakh. The prices are much higher than what most sources expected for the Qute. Both the prices are ex-showroom Maharashtra. The Bajaj Qute is also available in Delhi, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan, UP and Orissa.
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 quadricycle gets its power from a 216cc single-cylinder water-cooled petrol engine which has been mounted at 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. Here are the key technical specifications of Bajaj Qute.
Bajaj Qute Specifications
- Engine Displacement - 216cc
- Four Stroke, Twin Spark-Ignition
- Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
- Power (Petrol) - 13.2 HP @ 5500 rpm
- Torque (Petrol) - 18.9 NM @ 4000 rpm
- Power (CNG) - 11 HP @ 5500 rpm
- Torque (CNG) - 16.1 NM @ 4000 rpm
- 5-Speed Gearbox
- Overall Length: 2752mm
- Overall Width: 1312mm
- Overall Height: 1652mm
- Wheelbase - 1925 mm
- Fuel Tank - 8 litres
- Ground Clearance - 180mm (Approx.)
- Turning Circle - 7 metres
- Weight: 452 kg (Petrol)
- Weight: 504 kg (CNG)
- 12-inch Alloy Wheels