Wonder Why The Bajaj Qute Quadricycle Is Not On Sale In India

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Bajaj Auto recently introduced it's very first quadricycle in international markets. Several international markets including the extremely stringent European market. Unfortunately, Bajaj is still not able to sell its Qute quadricycle in India due to safety reasons.

The Qute quadricycle is an added public transport device. Currently, this segment is dominated by Bajaj's autorickshaws, which have only three-wheels. The major reason for Bajaj not being able to sell the Qute in India is that it does not fulfil safety parameters in the country.

Supreme Court is yet to take a decision on pending PILs that want to restrict the sale of Qute in India. Three-wheeler unions are also objecting, as they think the Qute will end their business. Bajaj launched the Qute as a step up from its three-wheeled autorickshaws.

In terms of safety, Bajaj Qute is equipped with several of them. Namely anti-roll bar, monocoque body, powerful brakes, doors with latches, four seat belts, and powerful twin headlamps. Top speed of the Qute is also restricted, so in the case of an accident the structure will withstand crash forces.

Powering the Bajaj Qute is a 216.6 cc engine producing 13.02bhp and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Qute's top speed is restricted to 70 km/h and is available in an optional CNG or LPG fuel option. Carbon emissions from the Qute are also lower compared to any other four-wheeler in the world.

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Story first published: Friday, April 29, 2016, 18:44 [IST]
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