Bajaj Qute Quadricycle To Be Sold In Kerala And The Northeast Soon

Bajaj Qute quadricycle will be finally sold in India, starting next month. Initially, the Qute will be sold through select dealerships in Kerala and Northeast India. Quadricycles have been classified as a new vehicle category by the Supreme Court.

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

According to Money Control, the Bajaj Qute cannot be used as a personal vehicle but only for commercial purposes. Bookings for the Qute have already started.

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

Until now, the company has faced a lot of opposition from various public interest litigations (PILs). Manufacturers such as TVS Motor Company and Tata Motors have also opposed saying that quadricycles do not meet safety norms.

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

Kevin D'sa, President (Finance), Bajaj Auto stated, "Permission of the Qute have come through and we will start (it) in the next few days. Technically, Kerala is allowed to retail it. So, the initial plan is to send out 35-40 vehicles to all the dealerships, so that (the) registration process can be completed. But I would say that the sales will commence next month."

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

He further stated, "Right now we are looking at it as an addition to the existing three-wheeler category. For instance, the South Mumbai area can become a huge opportunity if theQute comes on sale. We are looking at it as a complimentary vehicle rather than a substitute vehicle."

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

Bajaj was unable to sell the Qute in India till now. However, the company started exporting the vehicle to Latin America, Europe and Africa in 2015.

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

Powering the Qute is a 216cc engine that produces a peak power of 13bhp. The vehicle has a top speed of 70km/h and can seat four passengers, including the driver.

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

The yearly production capacity of the quadricycle stands at 60,000 units from Bajaj's Aurangabad manufacturing facility. If demand rises, the company will use their three-wheeler production capacity to make the extra units.

Bajaj Auto Will Start Selling Qute in Kerala, North East From Next Month

Thoughts On The Bajaj Qute

The Qute can be deployed as cabs and transport vehicles. The vehicle comes with all the basic features and some extra optional accessories such as an MP3 player. Once the quadricycle is launched across the nation, it will be a boon to the commercial vehicle sector.

What do you think about the Bajaj Qute?

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Article Published On: Friday, July 27, 2018, 13:15 [IST]
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