Bajaj Auto RE60 quadricycle launch in October 2014
Low cost, rear engined, four passenger quadricycle Bajaj RE60 was unveiled on 3rd January 2012 at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi and shown in an exciting exterior again at 2014 Auto Expo earlier this year. RE60 is finally gearing up to make its way onto roads in India.
The RE60 topic was lightly broached at yesterday’s Bajaj Discover 150F and 150S launch. Bajaj has been toying with RE60 for a while now, and will soon have created a new brand category. With ongoing homologation processes and conformation as per government regulations, sales will commence in October 2014.
Bajaj RE60 quadricycle with four seater capacity is high on fuel efficiency while low on auto emissions. Safer and more comfortable than a three seater auto rickshaw, RE60 is targeted at auto rickshaw drivers with its fare metre included on the dashboard. This modern day tuktuk alternative takes little bits from a car but remains an auto rickshaw in entirety.
Built on a monocoque metal polymer hybrid structure, RE60 weighs a total of 400 kgs, and sports a distinctive RE logo at front and rear in place of the Bajaj logo. As much as it looks like a skeletal of a car, it won’t run on highways and will ply within city confines.
Interiors are comfortable for upto 4 adults. Dashboard is done up in grey with piano black central console while steering wheel is basic with a RE horn pad. RE60 sports an analogue speedometer and digital display.
To be powered by a 216cc liquid cooled, four valve engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox capable of a top speed of 70 kmph, a Bajaj RE60 CNG variant will also be made available. Bajaj RE60 quadricycle is expected at a Rs 1.5 lakh price tag.