Bajaj RE60 to be launched in October
Bajaj Auto, India’s second largest two-wheeler manufacturer has confirmed plans to introduce the RE60 quadricycle by October this year. RE 60 is ready for production and will be rolled out from the Bajaj Auto Aurangabad plant.
Bajaj Auto’s RE60 quadricycle was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. It is powered by a 216cc liquid cooled, four valve, fuel injected engine with triple spark. To be powered by a petrol engine, it might also come with option of LPG and CNG powered variants. The engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission and a dash mounted gear lever will be used. The engine is expected to produce 18 bhp peak power and return 30-35 km of fuel consumption per liter while it can achieve a top speed of 70 kmph.
The quadricycle has received the Government of India’s nod with Ministry of Road & Transport confirming that the four wheeled passenger vehicle called quadricycle can start plying on Indian roads by October 2014. Testing of the RE 60 is currently underway at Bajaj Auto with confirmed plans of launch in the third quarter of 2014.
Bajaj Auto’s Waluj plant in Aurangabad Maharashtra, from where the RE60 will roll out has a total capacity of 60,000 units per annum. It is also from this plant that the left hand drive version of RE 60 will be produced for export markets with certain export markets such as Sri Lanka already identified for export of RE60.