Only a couple of days back, we reported about Bajaj having showcased the much publicized Bajaj RE60 Quadracycle at the ongoing Auto Expo 2014.
Now, a Bajaj RE60 test mule has been spotted testing by our friend and reader Dhananjay Ambekar, who saw the vehicle near Pune recently.
Bajaj has announced that the RE60 launch will happen as soon as the government gives the clearance to this new type of vehicle. Speaking at the Auto Expo, Bajaj Auto President-Commercial Vehicles, RC Maheshwari, said: “Two years back, we had showcased the RE60… Today we are ready for commercial production of this vehicle. We are just awaiting government notification.“
“If all goes well, our expectation is that launching the RE60 should be possible by September-October this year,” Maheshwari added.
He further added that the manufacturer is ready with a production capacity of 200 units per day at its Aurangabad facility, which is currently responsible for manufactuering the three-wheelers.
Speaking about the upcoming vehicle’s price, Maheshwari said that the same would be announced at the time of the launch. However, it will certaibly be pricier than a three-wheeler. “This will be available in fuel options of petrol and CNG.“
Powering the Bajaj RE60 is a single pot petrol engine that has a claimed fuel efficiency of 35 kmpl. This engine displaces just 200cc and has a max power of 20bhp. The motor benefits from BAL’s DTS-i tech.