Quadricycle segments are making rounds in the automotive industry mainly in the European continent. This quadricycle concept is going run on Indian roads if Bajaj gets its nod from the Indian government.
Bajaj and its sister companies are famous for their distinguished products and services like finance, Bajaj AutoCorp, and many more. With its new range of two and three wheelers, Bajaj has gained much more customer’s satisfaction. This has also helped the company enter into the lightweight four-wheeler segment like quadricycles.
Bajaj is relieving from the Ministry of Roads and Highways approval for its new policy for which the company is answering a host of public interest litigations (PIL’s) over more than 6 years about the same. There can be an official notice about this by this June 2018.
Bajaj first showcased this model as RE60 in 2012 AutoExpo and has been named as “qute” for commercial purposes. Qute has a 215cc petrol engine which churns out 13.2bhp power when mated with a motorcycle type 5-speed gearbox and has a top speed of 70kmph. With this step, Bajaj is all set to be the first company to launch a quadricycle.
As per the basic definition goes quadricycle is a microcar with limitations in terms of weight, power, and space. This car is more like a car inside and less from outside. This kind of car get minimal cosmetics and more or less like a Bajaj three wheeler auto.
The main reason for a new range of economical four wheelers is to bring more safety levels to replace auto-rickshaws. With the governments’ nod, Indian roads can see these types of quadricycles which can have a price tag of 1.5L to 2.0L (Ex-Showroom Delhi).
In fact, Bajaj has already started exporting its first quadricycle to many countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal extensively and India would also join this list with the recent government’s approval.