We reported in detail when Govt. of India gave its nod to quadricycles. Now, it is being said that the Bajaj RE 60 launch would happen in late 2014, almost two years after the quadricycle was unveiled.
The RE60 ‘four wheeler’ has been in news ever since Bajaj Auto Ltd, the popular Indian two wheeler manufacturer, announced its plan to launch a four wheeled motorized vehicle in India. Initially, we all thought that the RE60 could rival the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world. However, soon after unveiling the RE60, Bajaj made it clear that it has no intentions of challenging the Tata small car and that the RE60 would instead battle it out with auto rickshaws.
So basically, the RE60 will play the role of three wheelers but with. . four wheels!
Powering the RE60 is a single cylinder petrol engine that has a claimed mileage of 35 kmpl. The RE60 has low CO2 emissions of just 60g per kilometre. The engine has a max power output of 20bhp. The RE60 comes with rather oddball exteriors and it remains to be seen if this design would be quick in growing on public.
On the inside, the quadricycle gets a basic interior layout that can be ordered with either 1+3 or 2+2 seating. Very much like the Nano, the RE60 sports a centrally mounted speedo console and fuel gauge, along with other telltale lights. Positioned just below the speedo console is the gear lever.
While there is no denying that the RE60 looks much more sorted out than an autorickshaw, it remains to be seen if it would receive a warm welcome from the public.
Stay tuned to Motoroids.com for more info on the upcoming Bajaj RE60.