Bajaj Qute Exported To USA, But Still Faces Legal Issues In India

Written by: Irwin

Bajaj Qute is a new-age four-wheeler that has attributes of a three-wheeler as well as those of a car. However, the company has been facing some legal issues in India to sell the Qute quadricycle.

The legal mess in India has not stopped Bajaj from letting the world know about the Qute, and is now exporting this quadricycle to other countries; the Qute made its debut in Turkey.

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According to Zauba, a company that provides import and export data, the Qute has made its way to United States, Russia, Madagascar, Finland, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Honduras, Ecuador, Fiji, Sudan, Dominican Republic, Peru, Guatemala, Turkey, Somalia, Liberia, Ghana, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, and Thailand.

During the development stage, the Qute was popularly known as the RE60. The quadricycle is powered by a 217cc single-cylinder water-cooled engine that produces 13.5PS and 19.6Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed sequential gearbox and is capable of returning 36kmpl with a low emission rate of 66g of CO2 every km. On the top speed scale, the Qute manages a limited speed of 70kmph.

Overall, the Qute is a smart solution for urban transportation and in Europe has received European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). Safety, on the flipside, is questionable, and the Qute managed to receive only a 1-star rating during the crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

What do you think? Is the Qute a smart move for solving the urban problems.

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Story first published: Monday, June 13, 2016, 17:20 [IST]
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