Bajaj Auto is a dominant name in the Indian three-wheeler market with a share of 58%
Bajaj Auto has debuted 14 BS6-compliant three-wheeler products across the brand’s RE, Maxima and Maxima Cargo range. The Indian brand, which is famous for its motorcycle portfolio, manufactures its three-wheeler range at the facility in Waluj, Aurangabad. The popular Bajaj two-wheelers, as well as KTM and Kawasaki products, are assembled at the brand’s Chakan manufacturing facility.
The updated Bajaj RE three-wheeler range comes with an FI system. The new 236cc engine comes with the choice of three fuel formats: CNG, LPG and petrol. The BS6 motor promises better “power and pick-up” while being cleaner in operation. The Bajaj Maxima range employs the same power plant as their BS4 counterpart but has been re-configured to meet the new emission standards, without making a major compromise on performance and fuel efficiency.
On the other hand, the Maxima and RE in their diesel avatars get a new EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system and catalytic converter in the existing 470cc power plant. Throughout the Indian automotive industry, diesel vehicles are slowly leaving the scene as manufacturers find it hard to upgrade them to the stringent emission standard. However, Bajaj Auto has gone forward with the task of updating its diesel three-wheeler line-up to BS6 specifications with class-leading power figures and fuel economy.
The Indian three-wheeler market is slowly making a shift towards electric mobility as well with the likes of the Mahindra Treo. On the other hand, quadricycles have become a product of interest as well. The Bajaj Qute is the one and only quadricycle on the market while the all-electric Mahindra Atom will join it in the months to come.
Besides the introduction of the BS6 three-wheeler range of RE, Maxima and Maxima Cargo in various fuel formats, Bajaj Auto has also increased its free service packages to three counts. The package is inclusive of labour charge, filter replacement and oil change.
This will help the brand continue being the leader of the Indian three-wheeler market while also offering class-leading value for money across its products. In fact, Bajaj Auto commands a market share of 58% in the domestic market as per the data collected in FY 2019-20.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Samardeep Subandh, Joint President of Bajaj Auto Limited – IBU (Intra-city Business Unit), stated that the company has the widest range of products in the three-wheeler commercial space in the form of the RE, Maxima and Maxima Cargo line. He added that the introduction of the new products has completed the brand’s commitment to meet the new emission norms ahead of the deadline on 1 April 2020.