Bajaj Auto Launches India’s First Quadricycle ‘Qute’
Qute is launched at an attractive price of ₹ 278,492 (CNG , Commercial) & ₹ 248,061 (Petrol, Personal) ex showroom - Maharashtra
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Bajaj Auto has announced the launch of Qute in the state of Maharashtra. The launch of Qute comes in line with the acceptance of the ‘Quadricycle’ as a new category from the government of Maharashtra. It will provide an urban mobility alternative to the first and last mile transport in the state.
Quadricycle is a new category in India. A Quadricycle is a 4-wheel motor vehicle designed in response to evolving requirements of low running cost, eco-friendly and safe alternative to intracity commute by optimizing size, weight, speed.
Qute will prove to be an ideal solution for the mobility challenges of congestion and pollution arising from rapid urbanization. Launched in both CNG and Petrol variant, the Qute is powered by a lightweight 216 cc 4-valve water-cooled DTSi engine with closed loop fuel injection system resulting in higher fuel efficiency of 43 km/kg (CNG) and 35 kmpl (Petrol). Qute is low on maintenance cost which makes it suitable for daily commuting. It is easy to drive because of dash mounted sequential shift gears.
The smallest turning radius of 3.5m makes it easy to maneuver in city traffic and its small footprint helps in parking in tight spaces.
Qute also provides weather protection from sun and rain. Its 12-inch alloy wheels provide better road grip. High strength monocoque body makes the vehicle safer. Qute has enough storage space inspite of its small size. It’s also eco-friendly with at least 40% lower carbon emissions than any car.
Mr Navneet Sahni – General Manager, Intracity Business Unit, Bajaj Auto Ltd said, “Over the years, the Bajaj Intracity Vehicles have become a part of the social fabric of India and with Qute, we are now raising the bar and ushering in a new eco-friendly solution, which will hit a sweet spot in intra-city mobility between three-wheelers and cars. In Maharashtra, Bajaj through its Petrol and Alternate Fuel (CNG/LPG) 3-wheelers has been a leader in the last mile passenger segment and we intend to raise the bar with the launch of Qute in Maharashtra. ”
He further added,” We have created a capacity of 60,000 units per year for the Qute at our manufacturing facility in Aurangabad.”
The Qute will be available in following 6 colors -Eco Green, Neptune Blue, Golden Yellow, Arctic White, Bright Red and Jet Black.