Bajaj Auto unveiled their all new small car which will compete directly with Tata Nano – world’s cheapest car. Bajaj Auto is yet to announce the price of their new small car RE60, rumors suggest that Tata Nano might just lose its world’s cheapest car tag to Bajaj RE60. Bajaj’s new four wheeler, RE60 gives an amazing mileage of 35 kmpl and emits just 60 gms of CO2 per km.
Mr Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, at the launch of RE60 said, “At Bajaj Auto, we believe the people of this planet deserve much better, much faster. We, therefore, decided to focus our efforts on developing vehicles powered by engines using available natural resources and infrastructure. We are very excited with the outcome of our efforts and, in the RE60, we believe we have an excellent solution for the mobility challenges arising from the rapid urbanization of India. In the RE 60 we have an immediate solution to pollution that doesn’t need new infrastructure, huge subsidies or time.”
Bajaj Auto has built the RE60 small car using monocoque Metal-polymer hybrid structure, making the car robust and strong. Engine details are not yet revealed, but it is a 4 valve DTSi engine with a top speed of 70 kmph. Bajaj RE60 has a turning radius of 3.5 mts and can easily accommodate 4 adults including driver. Bajaj RE60 has dimensions of 2752 X 1312 X 1650 (L X W X H) mm.
“We are presenting an optimized solution for intra-city passenger transport. This vehicle has been designed for intra-city use keeping in mind the intra-city duty cycles and safety requirements,” Mr Bajaj added. Mr. R.C.Maheshwari, President, Commercial Vehicles, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, “The vehicle presents a small, simple solution to combat pollution and inflation. It does not need investments in infrastructure, does not need subsidies and does not need time. It retains a small footprint – nearly the same as our Autorickshaw, is highly maneuverable and can keep pace with the moving traffic.”
“At the same its limited top speed makes it intrinsically safer for pedestrians, cyclists and two wheeler riders. Front and rear seat belts, doors and hard top are its other features. Not only are the CO2 emissions remarkably low, its CO, HC and NOx emissions also are much lower than the Euro IV norms for cars less than 2,500 kgs. Our RE brand has, for years, stood for affordable transportation for its passengers and instant livelihood for its owners. Values that have made it the world’s number 1 brand in its category. RE 60 will continue with this tradition.”